eFlash #507

eFlash #507

eFlash #507
Date: 13-Oct-2021

In this edition: Water Skills Partnership wins Premier’s Industry Collaboration Award!| Annual Forum – Vendor Pitch Winners| Webinar – Unitywater's Automated Metering Journey| qCRAC-SWEAP Contaminants Source Control Workshop| Position Available – Redland City Council

1. Water Skills Partnership wins Premier’s Industry Collaboration Award!

In a virtual ceremony on Friday night, the Queensland Water Skills Partnership was announced as the winner of the 2021 Premier’s Industry Collaboration Training Award! 

This is great recognition of the collaborative efforts of so many people who have contributed to the Skills Partnership over the past decade and we thank them all for their ongoing involvement. 

Click hereto read more about the award, watch a replay of the announcement and view photos of qldwater’s celebration of the win! 

We now wait to hear if the Partnership will progress to being a Finalist in the Australian Training Awards. We’ll keep you posted.

2. Annual Forum – Vendor Pitch Winners

Each year at the qldwater Annual Forum, we host a Vendor Pitch session to raise funds for the Queensland Water Regional Communities Innovations Program (QWRCIP) which allows approved scholarship holders to spend time visiting SEQ service providers and attend the Annual Forum. 

The scholarship also helps support travel to regional centres and other industry events ranging from WIOA Conferences to council visits like Townsville, Cairns and Gold Coast.

We caught up with Michael Krome from Trimble and Brad Dalton from SmartTech, whose combined presentation was selected as the winner of the 2021 Vendor Pitch session, to see what the win means for them and for their companies.

To find out more, click here.

3. Webinar –Unitywater's Automated Metering Journey

Steve McDonald was unfortunately ill and unable to present at the qldwater automated metering workshop on 7 September. Steve has kindly agreed to provide a special online presentation, providing an update on Unitywater’s automated metering program on Tuesday 2 November at 10:30 am. 

Register Here for the webinar.

Recordings of the other presentations from the day are now available at https://qldwater.com.au/automated-metering-workshop-2021.

4. qCRAC-SWEAP Contaminants Source Control Workshop

Source control for emerging contaminants is an area that the qldwater Consortium for Research and Advocacy on Contaminants (qCRAC) has targeted for future action. This is because for some contaminants, for which treatment processes are complex and potentially costly, the most effective control method may be to control the chemical at the source before it enters the wastewater system. Interest in this area is the prompt for a workshop, jointly hosted by qCRAC and SWEAP.
The workshop will be run as a webinar on 21 October 2021 from 10:00 - 12:30.
We have lined up six speakers for what promises to be an informative and lively session: 

Shaun Thomas (South Australia EPA) 
David Sheehan (Vic Water) 
Brad Clarke (ALEC) 
Jochen Mueller (QAEHS) 
Susi Vardy (DES) 
Colin Hester (UU) 

Register Here

5. Position Available – Redland City Council

Environmental Management System Coordinator – permanent full time

Redland City Council are seeking two Environmental Management System Coordinator’s to coordinate Council’s environmental responsibilities under the Environmental Management System. These roles involve promoting awareness of corporate environmental responsibilities across the organisation to continually improve environmental management. The roles will assist internal stakeholders with their obligations to conduct environmental audits and reviews, monitoring, record keeping and training to ensure timely and accurate statutory reporting to achieve high level of compliance with Council’s environmental obligations.

We are looking for applicants who have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in developing, implementing and auditing environmental management systems, environmental authorities, licenses and permits and other environmental obligations. 

Applicants will have highly developed knowledge of relevant ISO standards and legislation, including the Environmental Protection Act, Local Government Act, Council's Local Laws and State and Commonwealth legislation.

Eligibility requirements

  • Mandatory Criteria 
  • Manual C class drivers licence
  • Professional qualifications in Environmental Science, Environmental Management or an approved related discipline
  • All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a police check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 
  • To be eligible for employment, applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.

Applications will only be accepted through Council’s Web Recruitment system or through OURspace for current Council employees. Hard copy and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

To be considered, applicants must submit a: 

1. Cover letter (maximum two pages) briefly addressing the selection criteria; and 

2. Current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Please read the Position Description and selection criteria-based application instructions before applying for this role.

RCC utilises a merit-based recruitment process which may include various testing methods, such as psychometric testing and requesting the submission of a short video application from candidates after the advertisement closes.

Specific information on the position can be obtained by contacting Salim Vhora on 0481 479 326. Applications for this position close at 11:59 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Sunday 24 October 2021.

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