First listed on: 27 May 2024

Electrician - Water and Sewer

Be responsible for the operation and maintenance of essential water and sewer infrastructure on the Central Coast!

  • Work across multiple work sites as you complete planned and emergency maintenance and repairs
  • Permanent full-time
  • Balance your life with a 9 day fortnight 

About the role

As our ideal candidate you will be an experienced electrical tradesperson who takes responsibility for your work to ensure the ongoing operation and maintenance of key infrastructure resources. You will use your well-developed skills and experience with a range of equipment such as pumping stations, high-voltage substations, treatment plants, field lighting, amenity buildings and other low-voltage electrical works. 

The successful candidate may be required to work shifts between the span of hours 6:00am to 6:00pm and participate in an on-call roster as required. 

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A current NSW Supervisors Certificate - Electrician.
  • Completed the High Voltage Safe Working Practices Course or willing to obtain this qualification.
  • A valid OH&S Construction Induction card NSW WorkCover or equivalent, or willingness to obtain. 
  • A current Class C Drivers Licence.
  • A current First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain this qualification. 
  • A Dogging Licence or willingness to obtain this qualification. 
  • A Confined Spaces Legislation Certificate or willingness to obtain this qualification.
  • Hepatitis A & B immunisation or willing to obtain. 

Our position description provides more information for you to learn more about this role.

Other important information

  • The salary range for this position sits between $56.3k - $81.9k plus 11% superannuation plus applicable allowances as per the Local Government (Electricians) (State) Award
  • This is a Permanent full-time role.
  • This role will be able to access a 9 day fortnight.
  • This role is located at the various Works Depots and Treatment Plant Works across the Central Coast.
  • Successful candidates will be required to have vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and pass a Confined Spaces medical. 

Council will be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other permanent or temporary vacancies.

Extra benefits

At Central Coast Council we provide team members with a range of extras that help them balance their life when they need it. Fitness Passports give access to a range of gyms. Wellbeing leave can be accessed twice a year to tick off something that means something to you - volunteering, health check ups, a 'me day' to refresh you. And an Employee Assistance Program that offers a range of wellbeing initiatives to help you and your immediate family.

Other extras include:

  • Long service leave after 5 years of continuous service
  • Free flu vaccination program
  • Time provided for you to do annual skin cancer screening, Breast screen and blood donations
  • Access to professional development with career development and learning programs through various platforms
  • We reward and recognise our staff with our Cheers program
  • Novated leasing partnerships. 

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

What to know more?

The contact person for this role is Phil Thuaux, Section Manager Maintenance ServicesYou can contact them on 0427 614 281 or on email at

This position will close for applications at midnight on Sunday 16 June 2024.

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Central Coast Council is ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. The Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia. 

We have a number of work locations across the region, offering different work locations for team members.

Central Coast Council is the third largest water utility (or water and sewage service) in NSW servicing 139,000 homes and businesses in a growing region.

How to apply

We have put together some additional resources to help you apply for a role at Central Coast Council.

By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information that you provide in this application is true and correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false. 

You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks including reference checks, Working with Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, employment history and an Australian Federal Police Check, as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

You also acknowledge that you will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.

To lodge your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Answer the on-line questions shown below.
  2. Attach your resume 
  3. Attach your qualifications and licences.

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need. If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail. For further instructions please click here

You will have the ability to save your application as you go using the 'Save Application' button. You can start an application and return to it later via the automatic follow-up email once you have the time and required information at hand to finalise your application.  

If you don't have access to a computer or electronic device, you can lodge your application at any of Council's Library locations. Pre-book a free 1-hour computer timeslot by contacting your nearest library or ask at the enquiry counter.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not accept unsolicited resumes or applications being presented by recruitment agencies. 

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