Instrumentation Technical Officer (See Advertisement)

Job posted: 04/06/2021
Applications close: 24/06/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Bendigo

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Coliban Region Water Corporation

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Reference: VG/ITO3820

Reference: VG/ITO3820

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Bendigo

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced SCADA professional to join our high performing team.

About us

Coliban Region Water Corporation is based in Bendigo and is one of the largest Victorian regional urban water corporations. Our service area covers 16,550 square kilometres including 49 towns and is at the southern gateway to the Murray-Darling basin – Australia's food bowl. We manage, maintain and operate over 34 reservoirs and water storage basins and provide water and waste services to both urban and rural customers.

Coliban Water is an employer that supports employment equity and diversity. We value the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse and inclusive workforce brings to the organisation and encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds.

About the role

Coliban Water currently has an exciting opportunity for an Instrumentation Technical Officer. Reporting to the SCADA Coordinator this position will focus on field installation, maintenance and management of remote sensing equipment to monitor the performance of our water, wastewater and recycled water networks. 

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Installation of field hardware to monitor the performance of a range of different assets.
  • Understand current WAN communication system capabilities and limitations
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies to ensure Coliban Water leverages advances in technology.
  • Develop planned maintenance programs to improve the reliability of remote sensing devices
  • Develop automated methods of assessing field asset performance to detect faults
  • Manage operational budgets for planned and reactive maintenance within approved limits
  • Manage all aspects of security relating to remote devices
  • Actively engage with internal and external stakeholders of Coliban Water
  • Providing general support for stakeholders in training, fault support, and assisting with specification of requirements for new or changed needs
  • Working with the Water and Sewer Planning Teams to optimise the data collection for the temporary monitoring program required for network augmentation modelling.

What we are looking for

  • Cert IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Electronics/IT/Instrumentation and/or direct industry experience with current SCADA systems and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Information Technology networks and associated infrastructure
  • Experience with ClearSCADA and CitectSCADA software platforms highly desirable.
  • Experience working with data loggers.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively consult and negotiate with staff, customers and external organisations to achieve win/win outcomes.
  • Experience with the adaptation of new technolgies into existing business functions or teams
  • A current Victorian Driver Licence. 


The salary and conditions for this position will be as per the Coliban Water Enterprise Agreement 2017 Band 3 $68,549 - $75,891 Salary will be offered to the successful candidate commensurate with their skills and experience.


To discuss this position in more detail please contact Tom O'Halloran, SCADA Coordinator 03 5434 1326.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and outline your suitability for the position in the Key Selection Criteria (found in the position description) by COB Thursday 24th June 2021.

Applicants may be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check where applicable. Applicants may also be required to produce evidence of their Right to Work in Australia.


Instrumentation Technical Officer  (See Advertisement)

Job type:

Full time

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Tom O'Halloran | 03 5434 1326

Instrumentation Technical Officer  (See Advertisement)