Richmond Valley Council
Overseer Water and Sewer

Posted: 10 May
Closes: 03 Jun
Evans Head, New South Wales


Are you a natural leader? Join RVC's Water Sewer team!

The primary purpose of the role is to supervise teams and provide a high level of service in the maintenance, construction and repair of water, sewer and drainage infrastructure in line with Council’s delivery and operational plans.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the construction and maintenance teams to ensure outstanding performance is achieved in relation to health and safety, environment, quality, people management, stakeholder management, productivity and commercial and community outcomes
  • Plan, program and prepare project documentation and deliver key water and sewer infrastructure construction and maintenance projects to a consistently high standard through the application of sound project management skills
  • Manage budgets and ongoing expenditure whilst maximising utilisation of resources and initiating and encouraging innovative work practices and procedures
  • Provide written documentation on work related matters, manage up and communicate effectively to all staff and other stakeholders to ensure awareness of relevant priorities and issues
  • Lead and mentor staff in multiple crews and facilitate their professional development while ensuring values and behaviours are adhered to
  • Champion a safety culture within the team to ensure a safe work place for our people by monitoring compliance with policies, procedures, legislation, specifications, projects plans and any other documentation required for the successful delivery of capital and maintenance works
  • Proactively participate as a team player to contribute towards the achievement of team goals and work objectives in a positive and supportive way, maintaining a customer focussed attitude and apply a flexible and adaptable approach to deliver Council’s commitments to the community

About You

We are looking for a motivated leader with experience in water or sewer construction and maintenance in a variety of works. Someone who:

  • Has excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Is able to work both hands-on and in an administrative capacity
  • Has a high standard of oral and written communication skills
  • Can lead and managing multiple teams and build a customer-focused culture
  • Has the ability to utilise a variety of systems and software 
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment and deliver high-quality results under pressure

We are seeking someone who has or is willing to obtain:

  • Certificate III in Plumbing and Drainage/Water Industry Operations or equivalent AND five years’ experience in a related environment
  • Construction Induction Certificate (WHS White Card)
  • Class MR Driver Licence 

About the Role

Full time: 76-hour fortnight

Salary: Range from $74,469 to $85,638 pa + 11% super

Role Description: Click Here

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday, 2 June 2024

Contact: Sandeep Chugh, Operations Coordinator Water Sewer - 0439 411 504

NOTE: As the activities of this position could involve exposure to Hepatitis A and B and Q Fever, the employee will be vaccinated against these hazards or required to provide proof of immunity against these diseases.


About Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley LGA is the base of the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The area is around three hours from Brisbane and less than an hour to Byron Bay. Richmond Valley and our surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful and desired in the country. Why wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic when you can drive past the gorgeous beaches, through rolling hills and fully embrace the benefits of regional living. Your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farmlands. 

Richmond Valley has a generous Leave Management Policy including three weeks sick leave, compassionate leave, and volunteer leave to name a few. Our Health & Wellbeing Program includes Fitness Passports, free yoga each week, free meditation and a fun Health & Wellbeing Day alongside many other initiatives.

We are a strong believer in developing those who want to learn more, master their field or enter a new one, our Learning & Development strategy supports professional growth that aligns to organisational need. Leadership is very important to Richmond Valley, and we invest every year in our Leadership team with the aim of making all staff at Council empowered and engaged.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer and here for more information about the Regional Job Precincts.


Our Values

Integrity and Passion

The Way We Do Business

We lead by example. We take responsibility. We do what we say. We embrace change. We are community focused. We are in this together

To Apply


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  1. Please review the role description, outlining the key responsibilities and requirements of the role.
  2. We encourage you to speak with the contact person listed above to understand whether this is the right role for you.
  3. Complete the questions below, demonstrating your skill, experience and interpersonal suitability for the role. Click "Next".
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  5. Review your application to ensure everything is correct. Click "Confirm" to submit your application.