Dive into the stories on this page which provide a good cross-section of the diverse opportunities here at Unitywater.
A career in the water industry
Environmental & Cultural Heritage Planning Specialist
"I'm really lucky because my role incorporates all of my passions, the environment, First Nations knowledge and cultural heritage management."
"The water industry is making a direct contribution to the community that I live in. Not only do we provide clean drinking water and wastewater services, but we are leading the way in sustainability initiatives."
"I find that the people that work in the water industry are just so passionate. Whether it is the people that work in the sustainability field, to the people working on smart meters, to in the call centre; absolutely everybody is passionate about what they do and the community in which they live in."
"My advise is that if you are passionate about the environment, sustainability and the community is to get a career in water - the possibilities are really endless."
“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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