First listed on: 31 July 2021

About us

Wannon Water is Victoria’s second largest regional urban water corporation by area.

Each day across south-west Victoria we deliver clear, fresh drinking water to our customers. We also take away sewage and trade waste which we treat and return safely to the environment. As a key regional organisation, Wannon Water strives to be an influential community partner, contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of the region as a whole. We are guided by our strategic direction of beyond water for strong communities.

We provide services to 34 towns, including residential, commercial, industrial and rural customers. Our 212-strong employee base has more than 1,500 years’ experience at Wannon Water to fulfil our purpose of providing safe, reliable, innovative and sustainable water services and strengthening communities in south-west Victoria.

Our benefits

We are passionate about people - the people we employ, the people who depend on our products and services, and the people who make up our communities. 

As an employee of Wannon Water, you will have a genuine opportunity to make the most of your talents, broaden your experience and take on rewarding challenges. 

Working with the wider community, we commit to making gender equity a business and cultural norm. It’s simply the right thing to do. We embrace all forms of diversity and promote family-friendly working hours and leave arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we serve. We feature a mix of age groups and cultural diversity, programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative, and a raft of professional development opportunities, making working here a great lifestyle choice.

For further information on a career with Wannon Water, please see the attached Careers Information Package.

You will have access to:

  • Programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative
  • Discounts on services including computers, software and broadband.
  • A flexible work environment
  • An events and activities committee
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Rostered days off
  • An employee assistance program
  • Study leave
  • Health and wellbeing programs

Job Description

About the role

The primary role of the position is to manage the potable water supply and trade waste discharges from Wannon Water’s major customer’s whilst developing and maintaining relationships with these customers.

The position will ensure both the customer and Wannon Water adhere to the requirements of the respective formal trade waste agreements ensuring compliance by the customer and minimizing load or other impacts on Wannon Water treatment and distribution assets.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Ensure all major trade waste customers have a current Trade Waste Agreement (TWA).
  • Manage major customers to ensure compliance with the terms of the TWA.
  • Provide oversight of the monitoring and assessment of all trade waste discharge qualities and implementation of breach protocols if required.
  • The position will also provide oversight for the management of the storage, transport, drying, testing, spreading, contracted disposal and reuse of Wannon Water’s biosolids on selected farms.
  • Ensure all trade waste and water supply billing information is accurate and verified in a timely manner prior to invoicing.
  • Facilitate biannual meetings with each major trade waste and water supply customers
  • Develop annual trade waste report for each major customer.
  • Management of the Brine Receiving Facility (BRF) and all of its users.
  • Ensuring all customers of the BRF have an agreement and meet all OHS and Environmental requirements for using the facility.
  • Identify, facilitate and manage any other tankered waste disposal to Wannon Water’s wastewater treatment plants.

About you and your skills 

To be considered for this role you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate Scientific or Engineering discipline or significant experience within a relevant field.
  • Strong communication skills including verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain business relationships
  • Analytical and investigative skills are required.
  • Sounds skills and knowledge in project delivery processes / project management
  • Demonstrated ability to participate as part of a team to assist in achieving its goals, including the ability to manage relationships with other team members that supports a high level of motivation and team morale.
  • Broad skills and experience in the effective use of electronic business tools


This full time role is located in Warrnambool and has a salary of $90,998.42 to $101,509.52 p.a. plus superannuation. 

Enquiries from suitably qualified applicants should be directed to Ebony Perrin (Manager Operations Support & Projects) on telephone 1300 926 666.

A copy of the position description for this role is available here or via our website at

Applications Close: Sunday 15 August 2021

Click APPLY and you will be taken through to the Wannon Water Careers Portal to complete your application. Once there, you will be prompted to answer a few simple questions and upload your cover letter and CV. To give yourself the best opportunity to progress your application, please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the role requirements as outlined in the position description.

We thank you for taking the time to consider Wannon Water as a future employer and look forward to hearing from you

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