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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Purchasing and Stores Trainee

Fixed Term 18 months | Full Time

 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.

 Are you looking to kick off your career in a dynamic industry?

  • Do you want a nationally recognised accreditation and be based in your local region?
  • Do you have a strong desire to learn and an interest in the service environment?

Based at our Leongatha Depot we are seeking a person willing to undertake a Certificate III in Business Administration. A trainee wage is applicable, and all training costs will be covered by South Gippsland Water. Prospective applicants are encouraged to a copy of the Position Description: Purchasing Stores Trainee Position Description

For enquiries about the role contact Mary-Lou Dixon on 03 5682 0408.

Applications close Monday 12 March 2018 at 9:00am.


Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator

  • Full Time Negotiable
  • Family-friendly, flexible workplace

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

  • Are you passionate about enabling a strong, contemporary safety culture?
  • Do you enjoy partnering with people across a diverse range of roles, plant and equipment, and locations to find practical safety solutions that work?
  • Do you have a demonstrated track record in delivering a robust safety and environment management system?

Then this role may be worth considering.  Located in idyllic Foster, with beautiful beaches and National Parks on the doorstep, you will have the best of the South Gippsland and Bass Coast region close by.  The role is part of the Health, Safety and Environment team, which works with employees across all teams and sites, to enable continuous improvement in the organisation’s health, safety and environmental management performance.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to view a copy of the Position Description: HSE Coordinator PD

Please contact Peter Winterburn on 03 5682 0459 for further information about this role, or for enquiries relating to employment at South Gippsland Water generally, contact People and Culture on 03 5682 0471.

Applications close Monday 26 February 2018 at 9:00am.


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.

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: