South Gippsland Water recognises that our staff are a major strength. South Gippsland Water focusses on recruiting, training and retaining staff of the highest calibre. The sound performance of our staff enables the Corporation to continue to deliver the services necessary to effectively manage the needs of customers across the region.

Employing over 90 staff across the region, South Gippsland Water provides training and support with the aim of providing ongoing career development.

We offer careers in:

– Communications, marketing and community relations

– Customer service

– Engineering and project management

– Environment and sustainability

– Finance and accounting

– Information technology

– Planning and development

– Trades and maintenance

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Recruitment Process

South Gippsland Water advertises positions available on our website and in local newspapers. The recruitment process requires a written application and will be followed by at least one interview.

How to Apply

Your application should include the following:

Cover letter

This letter should include your full name, address and contact daytime phone number and the title of the position you are applying for. It should also include why you are applying for the role and a summary of your skills and experience that meet the position requirements.

Response to the selection criteria

Should the position you are applying for require a response to selection criteria; ensure you provide a response to these, failure to do so may mean you are not considered for the position. To respond, provide a brief statement on how you meet each of the Selection Criteria e.g. qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities and work experience. Remember to give examples of how you have had experience in these areas throughout your life.


An up-to-date resume which includes:

– Education, qualifications and licences;

– employment history (with your most recent position first) detailing period of employment, position and responsibilities; and at least two recent work-related references with daytime phone numbers.

– If you want to attach any supporting material such as certificates/licence, please do not attach originals.

Please note: It is the practice of South Gippsland Water to notify all applicants in writing of the outcome of the application process. Applications received from unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed within three months of a decision being made.  

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Project Engineer Electrical Control

2 Years Fixed Term – Full Time Negotiable  |  Family-friendly, Flexible Workplace

 South Gippsland Water is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are treated with respect and feel valued and supported. 

  • Do you have a proven track record for successfully designing and delivering capital works programs and projects on time and within budget?
  • Can you contribute constructively to enable a collaborative, cohesive high performing team?
  • Do you have a successful track record in stakeholder engagement and contractor management?

Located in idyllic South Gippsland, with beautiful beaches and National Parks on the doorstep, you will have the best of the South Gippsland and Bass Coast region close by.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit view a copy of the Position Description and information on how to apply.

Project Engineer – Electrical Control Position Description

For enquiries about the role contact Chris Hindle on 0409 422 587

For general employment enquiries contact People and Culture on 03 5682 0471

 Applications close Monday 22 July 2019 at 9:00am.



Multiple Positions
Fixed Term – Duration to be Confirmed

  • Do you have experience in an operations, maintenance or equivalent industry?
  • Looking for a role in which you can make a real difference?
  • Do you have an understanding of water/sewer/network or other equivalent infrastructure?
  • Willing to participate in an after-hours on call roster?

Located in idyllic South Gippsland, with beautiful beaches and National Parks on the doorstep, you will have the best of the South Gippsland and Bass Coast region close by.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to refer to the:

Applications close Monday 22 July at 9:00am.

 More Information

  • Greg Baud on 03 5682 0440
  • People and Culture on 03 5682 0471 (For general employment enquiries)



Please note, in order to be considered for a vacancy at South Gippsland Water, all applicants are required to submit a copy of their resume and a statement addressing key selection criteria (PDF and Word documents accepted).

Key Selection Criteria can be found in the relevant Position Description. Questions can be directed to People and Culture on 03 5682 0403.

Applications (including all relevant documents either attached or uploaded) can be submitted: