Sam, our specialist consultant across Engineering Contractors, Consultancies and Providers for Utilities with a specialisation in the Water/Wastewater sector dives into the rise of water infrastructure and the job opportunities that come along with it.
With billions of dollars earmarked for investment into the sector across Australia to combat the current water crisis and drought-affected areas, there are several projects coming on board that will open up the floodgates for job opportunities across the board.
“What I have really enjoyed about working in the sector is speaking firsthand with both clients and candidates that have a real passion for the industry and a commitment to securing a sustainable water supply for all.
Something that myself and the team at Design & Build are particularly proud of is when we were privileged to be selected to partner with SUEZ and assist in the recruitment of key team members who will be involved in the upgrade of 2 major water treatment projects in NSW & VIC.”
- Sam Carew
Working closely with various stakeholders within SUEZ, Sam was able to provide a bespoke recruitment solution that saw us successfully identify and introduce a wide range of candidates from site-based Operation Technicians, Specialist Design Engineers, Bid Managers all the way up to Project Directors.
So what’s happening in Water?
Looking ahead to the near and midterm future, it is most definitely an exciting time in the industry in terms of job opportunities.
Sydney Water. Sydney Water is in the process of implementing the game-changing P4S programme which will appoint 3 Regional Delivery Consortia, all made up of heavyweights in the industry. WaterNSW are embarking on heavy investment for both regional and local works and there is also the upgrade to the Sydney Desal Plant.
The NSW state government has begun "preliminary planning" to expand the Kurnell desalination plant as Sydney dam levels continue to drop at a record pace. The plant is producing 250 million litres of water a day at present but was constructed in such a way that capacity can be scaled up to 500 million litres per day.
Skilled Water Engineers are in demand. A number of dedicated engineering consultancies are seeking local talent with “deep” water experience as a first priority, however, there could be demand for candidates with UK based experience to support local projects. Watch this space!
National Water Infrastructure Development Fund and Loan Facility. The Australian Government’s $3.3 billion commitment to build the water infrastructure of the future is being realised through the $1.3 billion National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (Fund) and the $2.0 billion National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility (Loan Facility).
Through the Fund and the Loan Facility, the Australian Government has committed $814.9 million in capital to assist state and territory governments to construct new water infrastructure, including…
There’s a number of large-scale water infrastructure projects, both greenfield and brownfield, with numerous opportunities available so it’s an optimum time to develop your career in the water industry.
The water sector makes for a rewarding long term career move as you’re directly supporting a vital resource that people use on a day to day basis.
To talk about your next career move or to hire staff within Water get in touch with Sam Carew via email email@example.com.
When you look at your career, there will be projects that standout and this is one i am confident will be top of the list We are offering chance for a Contracts Administrator to join one of Australia's highest profile renewable energy projects and play a part in its successful delivery As a Contracts Administrator you will join a world class commercial team and be responsible for the management of major subcontractor packages These are long term positions, on 14:7 FIFO roster. Responsibilities includes: Ownership of subcontracts and ensuring successful delivery Management of variations and claims Champion the proactive management of resolving risks Work with contracts manager on potential upstream claims Ensure compliance to Security of Payment Act & Building Code What can you bring to the role? Degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Law or Construction Management 2 to 5+ years experience in the engineering and construction industry. Experience working for a contractor in site-based roles. Experience in managing subcontractors. If you are ready for the challenge, call Sam on 0411982347 to find out more
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Design & Build's client is a leading Civil Construction company delivering major projects across NSW in the infrastructure sector. At present they are seeking an experienced Supervisor to work on and oversee the construction of a bridge project in Sydney. They have a strong forward order book in Sydney and regional NSW - so ideally this role will be filled on a full time permanent basis, but will look at contractors who are local. As a Supervisor you will be responsible for: Manage on site construction activities to ensure construction program is being met Collaborate with the Project Manager and deliver cost effective construction methodologies Ensure work is delivered to the highest standards in terms of quality, environmental and health and safety Manage client and stakeholder interaction during construction The requirements of the Supervisor are: 10+ years experience in civil infrastructure construction A proven leader who can motivate both direct teams and subcontractors Experience with bridge construction projects - to B80 spec Grey Card RMS experience This is a close knit company so it is important to be a team player Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Sam Carew on (02) 9376 8200 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential.
Supervisor required to join a top tier contractor to oversee complex utilities projects - multiple Pump Station, Water & Sewer pipelines Whilst you will have support from the management team, the project needs someone who is able to hit the ground running as you will be tasked with running the project Future projects includes large pipelines, pump stations, sewer/water mains along with the associated civil construction As a the Supervisor you will provided leadership to the project teams The responsibilities of the Supervisor are: Manage on site crews to ensure construction program is being met Collaborate with the Project Manager and deliver cost effective construction methodologies Ensure work is delivered to the highest standards in terms of quality, environmental and health and safety Manage client and stakeholder interaction during construction The requirements of the Supervisor are: 10+ years experience working in the civil construction industry Experience working within water, sewer, pump stations or pipeline construction projects is highly desired Strong computer & paperwork skills Effective communication and management skills A safety conscious mentality Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Sam Carew on 0411982347 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential.
The project This is unique opportunity to be involved in one of the most high profile projects in Australia. With first of its kind engineering solutions and design, this mega infrastructure project is one the of the most complex and challenging projects in a generation and has the possibility to be career defining The role As the Underground Geotechnical Engineer you will be directly involved in ensuring the coherence of the design of large tunnels and undergrounds works/structures associated with this major project. You will form part of a team of international specialist discipline engineers and take part in design team meetings and reviews and be one of the technical focal points for the underground design works The requirements MSc or MEng in Civil Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering 5+ years experience post graduate Specific skills in the design and construction of Tunnels & Underground structures would be a big advantage Open to those with other underground design experience - deep excavations. shafts etc Effective communication, ability to influence and challenge For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Sam Carew on 0411982347 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential.
Project Manager required to join a civil and landscaping contractor and deliver projects around Sydney metropolitan area This is a great opportunity to join a contractor who are flat out in the local area This contractor is an Australian owned and an established business, with a strong presence in the landscapes space. They pride themselves on the successful and timely delivery of projects and have excellent staff retention. On offer is the chance to work in a collaborative culture, where the development & training of employees is of the highest priority! Responsibilities: Help develop and maintain key relationships with clients. Ensure all site staff adhere to company policy and standards. Setting programs and budgets from structure through to handover Managing client and consultant relationships Driving teams on site Bringing projects in on time, to quality and under budget Qualifications: A background in landscaping. Previous Project managing experience Sound knowledge of the NSW market Ability to lead and performance manage small teams to achieve agreed outcomes. Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word and project. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Sam Carew on 0411982347 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential. Thanks for your consideration.
Are you a Senior Project Engineer with a track record of delivering complex infrastructure projects? Are you now looking at an opportunity that will allow you to step up and be a Project Manager? Want a long term project opportunities but were you get actual diversity in what you do? Look no further... A leading construction contractor is looking for someone of your background to assist in the delivery of a newly awarded infrastructure projects With a substantial pipeline of future projects already being lined up - this is an opportunity that deserves to be explored As a Senior Project Engineer you will be responsible for: Manage project activities and work scope Liaise with Client, Subcontractors and all project stakeholders Acting as focal point for technical advice on contractual matters and providing the project with best practice construction methods Ensure project is delivered in scope of contractual constraints Management of plant, labour and materials Monitor monthly forecasts The requirements for the Senior Project Engineer are: Degree qualified as a Civil Engineer, Construction Management, or equivalent 7+ years experience in civil infrastructure construction, ideally with a Tier 1 or Tier 2 contractor delivering infrastructure projects Background within Heavy Civil Engineering projects Effective communications skills and experienced in client and sub-contractor management Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications For any questions relating to this role or other opportunities with D&B and our clients please contact Sam Carew on 0411982347 or click apply. Your application will be treated as strictly confidential.