When you start your career with us, you are opening the door to a range of advancement opportunities through our various talent development programs, secondment opportunities and engagement with water bodies and industry groups.
With a workforce of more than 700 people, the career opportunities at Unitywater are many and varied. Read what our employees have to say about working with us...
“I was attracted to a career in the water industry because I realised how much our lives depend on clean water and safe sanitation through sewage collection. I am one of those people who sees the bigger picture and I feel privileged to work in an industry with such a level of responsibility. I am proud to be part of an organisation where I am able to make a difference in the community that I love to live in.
“I started at Unitywater as a Student Engineer after being awarded the Unitywater Scholarship in Civil Engineering (Environment and Water) through the University of the Sunshine Coast. I have since begun my three-year placement in the Graduate Development Program where I have the opportunity to rotate across varied teams, contribute to an innovation project with the other graduates and access mentoring and leadership programs.
“I feel that I have been able to bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to help provide new solutions across a wide range of technical problems on a daily basis. I work as part of a team that is flexible and agile.”
You may see Jake kayaking or paddle-boarding down the Maroochy River when he's not working through the challenges of sustainability and keeping the local environment healthy.
“I love the variety that my role as a Process Engineer offers. No two days are the same and I am never stuck at a desk all day! My role is to provide technical support to Treatment Plant Operators and colleagues running our sewage treatment plants. My day is full of variety; one day I will be conducting site tests, the next, providing advice for treatment plant design.
“I am naturally inquisitive and have been able to contribute to a number of projects that I am proud of. Some of my highlights include reducing the chemical use at Nambour Sewage Treatment Plant, optimising dewatering unit performance and analysing potential feedstock for the Kawana Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade project.”
Amira finds living on the Sunshine Coast more relaxing than the big cities. She doesn’t have to commute to work in heavy traffic and she can enjoy her free time in year-round sunshine.
“I am a team player with an eye for detail and I love to help develop others. In my role I provide support to our construction team through contract administration. It is fast-paced, varied and central to ensuring procurement services are performed in an honest, competitive, fair and transparent manner.
“As a working mum, I have valued the workplace flexibility which has allowed me to be there for my family. My leaders are supportive and I have been provided with opportunities to stretch outside my comfort zone and extend my skills.”
Pip is proud of the support that Unitywater provides within the local community. This includes our support for Lions inPlace, an organisation that helps those experiencing domestic and family violence; our donation of mobile, private hot showers and swag beds to the homeless; as well as our commitment to the environment through the Maleny wetlands treatment process.
Water Industry Worker 5
“In my job, every day is different. I am one of the first on the scene to respond to an incident in the network. Once I arrive on site, I work out what the issue is and determine the best approach to fixing it. My formal training has helped me to effectively troubleshoot and find the best solution.
“I am proud to work for Unitywater as we are responsible for the safe supply of drinking water and the treatment of waste. I value the opportunity this job gives me to expand my knowledge and experience. Every day, I am inspired and challenged to help. Working for Unitywater gives me a real sense of doing something for my community in which I live and raise my family.”
When he isn’t keeping our network in check, Shane spends time volunteering to help with his kids activities.
Manager Strategy, Innovation and Business Development
“My role involves developing the corporate strategy and looking at the future of the organisation over the next 5 to 10 years. It is creative, exhilarating and very rewarding. The people I work with inspire me every day. My team possess skills that I don’t have and I am proud to lead them.
“I think the water industry will go through significant change in the next decade and I’m very keen to be in an industry that has so much potential. Our region is growing and developing and Unitywater is right in the middle of this exciting transformation.
“I personally find it valuable working for an organisation that is prepared to invest in technology and systems that allow me to work anywhere. In my job I often have to travel. Remaining connected makes me efficient in my work and home life. This is important because it means I can make it to my sons’ soccer matches on a week night.”
Ray grew up in the UK and he thinks living in our region is heaven. He loves the people, the landscape, the beaches and getting out on his bike on the weekend. He has a passion for food and he loves the local seafood, especially Moreton Bay Bugs!
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