Utilities Engineer - Electrical and PLC


We are looking for a passionate and hardworking Electrical Engineer to join our team at Singleton Council. In this role, you’ll make a real impact on the everyday lives of people within our community by achieving important outcomes for Singleton to grow and flourish.


Singleton Council has a long and proud history. From our agricultural foundations to our abundant natural resources, we are more than just New South Wales’ largest producer of coal. Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the State and a centre of industry, heritage, tourism and community. Here at Council, we offer a wide range of services to our community, supporting our vision to be vibrant, progressive, connected, sustainable and resilient. 

Council provides water services to approximately 18,031 people, servicing the Singleton township and a number of nearby rural areas and industrial customers. In addition, Council has a considerable raw water system servicing mining and commercial customers.

Council provides sewerage treatment services to approximately 14,709 people in the urban footprint of Singleton comprising gravity system, numerous pump stations, a significant area of pressure sewer and a treatment plant.


The Utilities Engineer – Electrical & PLC provides considerable professional technical expertise and experience, optimising asset operations and maintenance of Council’s water and sewer network and treatment assets and analysing key data to drive efficiency and reliability improvements. The focus is on the planning and delivery of capital works projects to optimise the water and sewer assets, ensure quality, safety, efficiency and costs-effectiveness in delivering water and sewer services to the general public and Council’s customers.

The Utilities Engineer – Electrical and PLC is primarily responsible for the planning, management and delivery of capital works projects related to Council's electrical and telemetry assets. The Utilities Engineer - Electrical and PLC has responsibility for the provision, maintenance, design, repair and operational function of electrical, PLC, telemetry and instrumentation services to the Water and Sewer Business Unit. This position ensures electrical, PLC/SCADA, telemetry and instrumentation infrastructure within water and sewer operations are provided, maintained and upgraded to ensure reliable operation of water and sewer equipment within the Local Government Area to the target levels.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Electrical Engineering or equivalent related field) and/or extensive experience managing maintenance, renewal and capital works programs / projects, particularly those involving water and sewer electrical/PLC/SCADA/instrumentation/telemetry installations;
  • Extensive operations, construction, project procurement and/or project management experience demonstrating high levels of technical and organisational leadership within the water and sewer industry;
  • Significant competence in the use of computer software in the areas of spreadsheets, electronic database word processing, inclusive the use of telemetry/SCADA systems;
  • Competency to assess and approve, within statutory limitations, electrical loadings and service supply plans, carry out testing and final inspections prior to acceptance, and other electrical, PLC/SCADA and instrumentation tasks relating to water and sewer.

This position is offered on a permanent full-time basis working 35 hours per week.

Remuneration for this position is based on GRADE 14 of the salary system which equates to a base salary plus Civil liability Allowance of between $101,749 - $114,455 per annum plus superannuation. This position also includes a vehicle allowance, currently $16,309.27 per annum. The total remuneration package is between $128,742 - $142,376 per annum. 


At Singleton Council, we are a dynamic, multi-skilled, diverse group of people who share the same passion — to deliver outstanding services and outcomes to our community. We value difference and the creativity it generates towards our productive workforce.

Working for Singleton Council you will join an Engaged, Safe, Sustainable and Performing workforce who, together, we exist to make a difference for our community. To make smart, sustainable decisions, and to go above and beyond so that our community continues to be loved locally and recognised nationally. If you are looking for a challenging and strategically focused career which delivers tangible results for the community all whilst working in a flexible, contemporary environment, join us on our journey to be the best council in Australia.     

  • Be community-first: You’ll create or support important community outcomes and will be fulfilled by the impact you have on everyday lives.
  • Help drive change, step by step: You’ll help improve what we deliver and how we deliver it. You’ll challenge us to move forward, combining hard work and drive with professionalism and staying power.
  • Learn and grow: You’ll develop your skills and reach new heights through the diversity of what we do and through a range of ongoing training opportunities.
  • Join a supportive, family-friendly organisation: Commit to our journey to achieve the best outcomes for our community and we will support you to find the right balance between work and life.
  • Join an employer of choice organisation: You'll be a part of an organisation that has innovative programs targeting staff wellbeing, recognition and inclusion as well as fostering a culture of collective leadership that has seen our organisation recognised as an Employer of Choice from the Human Resources Director (HRD) Australia.



To find out about all the amazing things Singleton Council is doing for the community click here to explore our webpages.

Why work for Singleton Council?  Click here to check out our careers page and to see what is on offer.

For further information regarding this role please see the position description.



If you are interested in joining our journey to become the best council in Australia, apply today to develop your skills, reach new heights and make a real impact.

For a confidential conversation about this exciting opportunity contact Clayton Miechel, Coordinator Utilities Engineering on 02 6578 7271.

To be eligible for this role you MUST have the Right to Work in Australia.



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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering, Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical, Engineering Chemical
  • Locations:
    New South Wales,
  • Closing Date:30th Jan 2023, 12:00 am


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