2023-09-28 19:43:48 DAM CAPACITY 57.00% 34.10M HEIGHT 439,308ML VOLUME


Established almost 50 years ago, GAWB is an intrinsic part of the Gladstone region – our people not only work in the region, the also call it home.

We have a small but dedicated team of passionate employees, working across the region to deliver a safe, secure, and reliable water supply to our customers.

We are a safe, inclusive workplace that supports diversity and opportunity. We invest in our people and empower them to make decisions and challenge the status quo. Our highly diverse portfolio of assets and responsibilities means we have a range of career opportunities across a variety of areas such as engineering, science and environment, policy and planning, project management, trades, dam and water treatment operation, land management and corporate services.

Current Career Opportunities

Water Industry Operator Traineeship

Do you like the thought of directly contributing to a safe, secure and reliable water supply for our customers and communities?

Broaden your horizons and be exposed to operations across regional environments through on-the-job work in the water industry. This is an area that is extremely valuable to our state in a time of climate change.

GAWB are looking for a self-driven and motivated individual to join our Network team as Network Operations Field Officer trainee.  You will undertake a Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Network) whilst also working within a team of experience Operations Supply Systems professionals.

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

GAWB is committed to providing career opportunities within the water industry that will contribute to our long-term success and growth and delivery of our operation plan.

Procurement Technical Specialist

Reporting directly to the Contracts and Procurement Manager, this role will be responsible for:

  • The creation and reconciliation of purchase orders;

  • Checking appropriate cost coding, budget allowances and approvals;

  • Liaising with suppliers;

  • Checking of progress claims against contract price schedules and schedules of rates;

  • Tracking works performed under standing offer arrangements and service provider agreements;

  • Ensuring contract documentation has been completed prior to issuing orders;

  • Providing on the job training to GAWB staff to raise requisitions; and

  • Maintaining processes and procedures.


Construction Supervisor

Reporting to the Program Delivery Manager, as Construction Supervisor, you will be responsible for supervising and monitoring contractors to ensure projects safety and technical specifications are adhered to. The position also assists in the development of project scopes, quality requirements, schedule and costs.  
  • Coordinate and prioritise onsite construction work to optimise project schedule
  • Develop project documentation compliant with GAWB policies, procedures and legislative requirements
  • Manage and maintain stakeholder communications and expectations
  • Maintain up-to-date schedules and registers for risk, cost, and scope
  • Support development of scope of works for design and construction tender documents
  • Review and sign off on quality, testing and compliance requirements
  • Identify and mitigate corporate and project risks within the project lifecycle
  • Assist in tendering processes, including writing and assessing tenders
  • Ensure timely and budget-compliant project delivery

Drinking Water Quality Specialist

Reporting to the General Manager Network, you will:

  • Oversee and provide advice on Gladstone Area Water Boards drinking water quality management system to ensure it meets its customer expectations and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that operations and works undertaken at water treatment and distribution facilities comply with requirements for drinking water quality
  • Oversee the Drinking Water Quality monitoring program
  • Undertake water quality risk assessments and management-options evaluations
  • Provide advice and analysis of water quality operational issues
  • Oversee the Drinking Water Quality stakeholder analysis and engagement process
  • Oversee key internal and external water quality management reporting including the submission of regulatory reports

Project Manager

Reporting to the Program Delivery Manager, you will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of multiple water related infrastructure projects. Your primary focus will be to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of projects in accordance with GAWB policies, procedures, and relevant Australian standards.

  • 2-3 year project duration
  • Competitive remuneration with 12.75% super and access to a range of wellbeing benefits.
  • Opportunity to work on challenging and rewarding projects
  • Work for an organisation whose values are the basis for the way they work

The Way We Work

GAWB’s vision, mission and values are fundamental to everything we do.


Together delivering safe and reliable water services to enhance the livability of our region. 


We are a leading water provider that supports our customers, community and people. We provide an essential service that promotes the economic development and enhances the lifestyle of regional Queensland. 


Our values guide the way we work to achieve our vision.

We look after ourselves. And each other. 

We work together.  Always.

We all contribute. Openly. 

We deliver. You and I.