First listed on: 23 April 2024

About Seqwater

Seqwater is the Queensland Government Bulk Water Supply Authority, responsible for delivering safe, secure and cost-effective bulk water supply for 3.6 million people across Southeast Queensland.

Seqwater is one of the largest water businesses with the most geographically spread and diverse asset base of any capital city water authority. Our operations extend from the New South Wales border to the base of the Toowoomba ranges.

About Your Opportunity

As the Design Manager – Source Protection, you will be responsible for managing the design of projects to support the Natural Asset Program in the areas of source protection, catchment management, land management and recreation, including waterway erosion and sediment control projects, land condition improvement projects including agricultural improvements, revegetation and offset projects, and recreation area upgrades/refurbishments including wastewater.

This is a diverse role with projects varying across environmental engineering/science, and catchment management areas, and offers a great mix of both office and field work. This role will take you all over South-East Queensland to Seqwater’s recreation areas, catchment lands, and onto private land bordering key waterways in Seqwater’s water supply catchments.

You will provide expert planning and design advice, develop planning documentation and scopes of services, and work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including managing external consultants and contractors throughout the full project lifecycle or gateway process.


  • Lead development of planning documentation for projects within the Natural Asset Program, while working collaboratively with planners and project managers within the project Team. Types of projects include waterway erosion and sediment control, land management including agricultural improvements, revegetation and offsets, and recreational areas, including wastewater.
  • Develop Scope of Works and Services documentation to engage external design consultants and other service providers as required through the project planning and delivery phases.
  • Manage consultants and contractors through options development, detailed design, construction, monitoring, and benefits realisation stages of the project, attending meetings and site as required with the Project Team or other stakeholders.

Appointment to this role is subject to the provision of a national police check and may be subject to other medical/character requirements. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically deemed ineligible. Each application will be considered on its merits.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline.
  • Significant demonstrated experience particularly within the water industry on projects of a similar scope and value as outlined above.
  • Experience in planning and delivery of catchment management or natural resource management projects.
  • Experience in a design management role managing multiple projects up to $5+ Million per project.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical design development and management of projects such as erosion and sediment control, land condition improvement projects including agricultural improvements, revegetation and offset projects, and recreational area upgrades including wastewater systems.

This position has a salary starting at $122,734 - $134,454 plus 12.75% superannuation dependant on experience.

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If you are looking for an extraordinary career in which you can make a real impact, we'd love to hear from you!

To apply

Submit your cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role and your resume via the Apply button.

Applications close: 11:55PM AEST, Sunday 5th May 2024

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