eFlash #527

eFlash #527

eFlash #527
Date: 16-Mar-2022

In this edition: qldwater Position Available – Project Coordinator| Central Queensland Trade Waste Interest Group (CQTWIG) Meeting| Port Douglas Regional Conference – Call for Papers| Next Fundamentals Webinar| Ride for Research – Rare Ovarian Cancer (ROC)| Position Available – Hinchinbrook Shire Council 

1. qldwater Position Available – Project Coordinator

A rare opportunity to work with the overachieving and good looking qldwater team.
We are looking for an experienced Project Coordinator to help drive a number of our initiatives and collaborative programs. The largest of these is the Queensland Water Regional Alliance Program (QWRAP), and the projects typically involve water and sewerage utilities within multiple Queensland councils working together in a region to deliver efficiencies and savings for their communities. Other potential key stakeholders include a group of large utilities managing a Design and Construction Code, and the broader qldwater membership. 
The Queensland Water Regional Alliance Program is a partnership among the Local Government Association of Queensland, Queensland Government (through the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water) and qldwater. It has been operating for approximately a decade and recently has received a long-term Queensland Government funding commitment, to go with the investment made by collaborating councils to deliver activities of mutual benefit.
Check out the ad on Seek and contact Dave Cameron or Rob Fearon if you want to enquire about the role.
To be successful in this role you will:

  • Like working with multiple stakeholders – be confident to present to and help facilitate groups to achieve results;
  • Be able to manage project milestones, analyse and synthesize information;
  • Write clearly and concisely;
  • Operate contemporary project management, database, spreadsheet, basic GIS and statistical software;
  • Work within a diverse team, dealing with a changing environment and significant industry challenges;
  • Be able to travel within regional Queensland – to be negotiated but typically 10-15 days per year.

There are no minimum specified qualifications, but you are likely to have qualifications in science, engineering, data management, asset management and/ or have strong equivalent practical experience.

Typical duties could include:

  • Providing support to the QWRAP Program Manager, Steering Committee and other key staff including coordination of specific regional alliances, meeting attendances and presentations;
  • Effectively managing stakeholder networks and managing program communications;
  • Facilitating technical meetings for groups including the SEQ D&C Code;
  • Support strategic planning workshops;
  • Managing collaborative projects – milestones, performance review, reporting;
  • Researching, analysing, making recommendations;
  • Contributing to submissions including funding applications, as well as supporting regional alliances in their applications;
  • Representing qldwater professionally and supporting the Directorate’s other activities.

To apply, please provide a cover letter that outlines how you meet the requirements above along with your resume to dcameron@qldwater.com.au.
Applications may remain open as we anticipate another role being available in the near future.

2. Central Queensland Trade Waste Interest Group (CQTWIG) Meeting

On the 24th March 2022, there is a Central Queensland Trade Waste Interest Group (CQTWIG) meeting taking place in Yeppoon prior to the qldwater Livingstone Regional Conference. 

Registration for the session is complimentary for all those who would like to attend. Catering will be provided.

The theme for the meeting is ‘Preparing for the future.’

There will also be an optional dinner taking place at Keppel Bay Sailing Club on the evening of the 23rd March at 6pm. This is at your own cost.

To view the meeting agenda, please click here.

To RSVP for the meeting or request further information, please contact Michael Dalton on 0419 755 018 or michael.dalton@livingstone.qld.gov.au

RSVP by 5:00pm on Monday 21st March.

3. Port Douglas Regional Conference – Call for Papers

qldwater is excited to announce our next regional conference for 2022 will be held in Port Douglas, kindly hosted by Douglas Shire Council on the 23rd & 24th of May.
Have you learnt something new that you would like to share? Or partnered with an external business who you could co-present with? We want to know! The call is now open for presentations to fill 20-25 minutes slots.
There will be a site tour taking place on Monday 23rd followed by an option dinner in the evening.

Presentations from qldwater members or organisations able to co-present with members will always be prioritised. We aim to make the process as easy as possible: you will need to provide us with a brief outline now and a PowerPoint a couple of days before the event. Please forward your ideas to dcameron@qldwater.com.au.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Port Douglas Regional Conference. Please contact Naomi (ncarragher@qldwater.com.au) if you are interested in sponsoring this event.
 To view our upcoming events please visit our website: https://qldwater.com.au/upcoming-events

4. Next Fundamentals Webinar

Register now for our next Fundamentals Webinar on Tuesday, 15 March, 10am-11am, AEST with the topic ‘Lagoon Management’, presented by Kathryn Turner, Urban Utilities.

More sessions will be hosted in 2022, keep an eye on our Upcoming Eventspage for details.

Recordings of all previous webinars are available to download on the qldwater website. Please contactwebinar@qldwater.com.au with any queries about previous or future webinars or to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

5. Ride for Research – Rare Ovarian Cancer (ROC)

One of our members Michael Dalton from Livingstone Shire Council will be taking part in the Ride for Research for Rare Ovarian Cancer where Michael and a group of 15 others will be riding 900km over 9 days from Parliament House Canberra on Saturday 30th April 2022 to Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday 8th May 2022.

They are raising funds for vital Rare Ovarian Research at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research. The Ride for Research is fully supported by both the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) and Rare Ovarian Cancer Incorporated

The link to Michael’s fundraising page is below.


All donations over two dollars ($2) are tax deductible.

We wish Michael all the best on his journey.

To view a PowerPoint presentation, please click here.

6. Position Available – Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is looking for a full time highly skilled and motivated person to lead a vital Water and Sewerage Treatment team.

The Water and Sewerage Treatment Team Leader is a key member of our team, integral to the success of Utility Services. Within this role, you will work along side of the Water and Sewerage Works Team Leader and Utility Services Manager in the monitoring, testing and control elements of Council’s Water Infrastructure and Wastewater Treatment Plants and Pumping Stations.

You will be accountable for the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of the water and sewerage services provided by Council. You will successfully lead the team in the coordination of all water and sewerage construction, operational and maintenance activities.

Applications close 5pm Monday 21st March 2022.

For more information, please click here or call Human Resources on 07 4776 4767.

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