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Senior Electrical / SCADA Engineer

Searson Buck are again proud to be partnering with Tasmanian Irrigation (TI) in their search for a Senior Electrical/SCADA Engineer. This newly created role will provide guidance and leadership for TI's electrical, data and control systems function across the network.

Tasmanian Irrigation currently operates 16 irrigation schemes around the State and has a further $170m commitment from Federal & State Government to support the design and construction of five new schemes over the next 5-8 years.

This newly created position is a key role within the Technical Support Services Team and supports TI's capacity to deliver uninterrupted water supply to their irrigator body throughout the State. The Senior Electrical/SCADA Engineer is a state-wide role with a primary focus on the provision of Electrical (including Generation and HV) and Control Systems strategy and asset performance improvements. You will also be involved in network design, asset management, and maintenance planning functions as a support service to the Water Delivery, Program Development and Delivery groups.

Key to this role will be an individual's ability to provide;

  • Technical advice on TI's electrical, data and control systems network
  • Network programming and design experience
  • Asset management, maintenance, and planning support
  • High level conceptual and problem-solving to achieve operational optimisation
  • Project development and delivery with direct budgetary and cost control responsibility

To be considered for this role, you must demonstrate significant prior experience in a similar position preferably within the development of irrigation schemes, waste water or sewerage networks, large-scale oil & gas installations, or marine pipeline construction projects.

The successful Senior Electrical/SCADA Engineer will;

  • Hold a Bachelor level qualification (Electrical or similar)
  • Have demonstrated experience in HV networks and Control Systems
  • Demonstrated PLC, RTU, HMI and SCADA design and programming skills
  • Sound understanding of Electrical & HV regulatory, statutory and code compliance
  • Be aligned to TI's people positive culture

As the Senior Electrical/SCADA Engineer you work closely with the Manager, Asset Management & Maintenance Planning to deliver network efficiencies across the existing irrigation network and be involved in the design and development of key electrical infrastructure for new irrigation schemes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work and live in Tasmania to grow and sustain the wealth of our state.

For a confidential conversation please contact Susan on 0438 078 292 or 

Applications close COB Monday 7th December 2020.

You can download the position description here.

Project Manager

Tasmanian Irrigation Pty ltd (TI) is the state-owned company responsible for developing and operating Irrigation schemes funded through public/ private partnerships.

TI is seeking an experienced Project Manager for our Don Scheme to deliver a successful project on time and budget. The key areas of knowledge and experience are:

  • Lead the definition of project scope and objectives ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop and work to detailed project plans to monitor and track progress
  • Coordination of internal resources and external consultants and contractors
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Successfully manage the relationship with all stakeholders
  • Report project performance using appropriate tools and techniques and ensure that comprehensive project documentation is maintained.

The successful candidate will understand and implement Workplace Health and Safety responsibilities.

All applications must address the Key Roles and Responsibilities, and the essential skills requirements including the Workplace Health and Safety criteria, and outline the applicants knowledge and experience of the same.

You can download the position description here.

All applications are to be sent to: dianna.shearer@tasmanianirrigation.com.au by COB, 5th November 2020.

Expressions of Interest

Tasmanian Irrigation are the responsible entity for the management of the Welcome River Riverworks District and the Montagu Catchment River Improvement District. 

To assist TI in management of the districts, Expressions of Interest are sought for the following two packages of work,

1. Annual scoping and supervision of works to maintain the drainage channels and the access tracks. 

a) The scoping of works requires working with the district landowners, arranging access, inspecting the channels and access pathways, agreeing the scope of works including weed management activities with the landowners through the community consultative committees and summarising the scope in sufficient detail to enable pricing by civil contractors.

Scoping is required to be completed by 31st December.

b) Supervision of contractors in performing the scope works defined above.  Supervision includes ensuring that contractors perform the works responsibly and, as per the scope, and in accordance with their safety and environmental management plan.

Interested parties are required to provide the following,

  • Schedule of rates (including details of escalation)
  • Details of previous relevant experience (case studies and references)
  • Resumes for key individuals
  • Examples of safety and environmental management plans

The successful parties will be awarded a contract for 3 years with the potential for extending to 5 years based on satisfactory performance.

2. Environmental Assessment

Where required by the Scope of Works described above determine required Environmental Assessments, undertake Environmental Surveys, prepare Summary Report or other as required by the Assessment type.

Examples of assessments that may be required;

  •  Environmental Performance Requirement (EPR) / Environmental Protection Guidelines (EPG) / Environmental Management Plans (EMP)
  • Fatal flaw assessment
  • Forest Practices Plan
  • EPBC Referral 

Interested parties are required to provide the following,

  • Schedule of rates (including details of escalation)
  • Details of previous relevant experience (case studies and references)
  • Resumes for key individuals

The successful parties will be awarded ‘as-required’ contract for 3 years with the potential for extending to 5 years based on satisfactory performance.

You can download the Riverworks Districts Overview here.

Environmental Officer – 12 month fixed term contract

Searson Buck is excited to continue its partnership with Tasmanian Irrigation (TI) in their search for an experienced Environmental Officer for a 12-month fixed term position.

TI currently operates 16 irrigation scheme’s throughout Tasmania and has secured an additional $170m of State and Federal funding for the design and construction of a further five large-scale schemes over the next eight years.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This is an exciting opportunity for an environmental professional to join a dynamic and growing organisation whose purpose is to grow the wealth of Tasmania by developing and enhancing the productive capacity of the State's agricultural industries.

Working with a leader in the delivery of water to Tasmania’s agricultural sector, the Environmental Officer will maintain TI’s Environmental Policy, management of all existing Farm Water Access Plans and support management in the documentation and delivery of environmental approvals and compliance processes for new and existing schemes.

ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL

To be successful in this role the Environmental Officer will demonstrate a background in similar roles and have an appreciation of the specific environmental requirements of the water delivery, power generation, agricultural or infrastructure industries. They will have the ability to work both independently or as part of a team and to effectively communicate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including landowners, government, and industry consultants.

The Environmental Officer will undertake environmental auditing functions and be required to develop procedures and processes related to the monitoring of environmental compliances across TI’s asset base. They will also have experience delivering environmental management systems and best practices as per ISO 14001.

The successful Environmental Officer will have:

  • Qualification in environmental systems and auditing principles
  • Tertiary qualification in science, engineering or related discipline
  • Experience developing and implementing regulatory compliance and approval processes
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS, MS Office, etc
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Tasmanian and Federal legislation (environmental protection and biodiversity) as related to the water sector
  • Ability to work independently but safely in remote locations

For a confidential conversation, additional information and a copy of the Position Description, please contact: Sharon Miller on 0408 748 573

Applicants are required to provide a written response to the Selection Criteria.  Contact Searson Buck in Launceston on (03) 633 388

Applications close 5pm Friday 2nd October 2020

People and Culture Consultant

Tasmanian Irrigation’s (TI) primary aim is to grow the wealth of Tasmania by developing and enhancing the productive capacity of the State’s agricultural industries. TI currently operates irrigation schemes throughout the State. TI is committed to a significant number of new irrigation schemes extending out over the next decade right across the State.

Searson Buck is working with TI to find the right person to join their People and Culture team. This is an opportunity to work for a progressive and innovative industry leader. 

This is a 12 month contract position for 3 days per week.

Reporting directly to the Manager, People and Culture you will have Generalist HR experience and understand HR principles. The successful candidate will have well developed communication skills, knowledge or exposure to leading organisational change, experience in running the day to day operations of an HR department, including recruitment, onboarding, some IR knowledge and have exceptional administrative abilities. The role will contribute to the success of the organisation by providing support to the Manager, People and Culture in a fast paced and constantly changing environment. 

Key responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Administer TI’s HR Strategy Framework
  • Co-ordinate cultural development initiatives and change management programs
  • Oversee employee recruitment and induction processes
  • Prepare HR documentation and maintain personnel records
  • Support managers with employee performance and learning development plans
  • Maintain, update and communicate policies, procedures, guidelines and documentation
  • Provide support to manage employee/industrial relations issues
  • Work with employees and contractors to ensure compliance with WHS requirements
  • General administration 

This role will be based in Launceston. To succeed you will be resilient, pick things up quickly, have the relevant experience and the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships, be approachable, act with discretion and confidentiality and always go beyond.

To express your interest please apply by submitting a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and how they align to the role along with your resume. For further information please contact Sharon Miller at Searson Buck on 0408 748 573.

Contract Specialist

Searson Buck is excited to continue its partnership with Tasmanian Irrigation (TI) in their search for an experienced Contracts Specialist on a full-time permanent basis.

TI currently operates 17 irrigation schemes throughout Tasmania and has secured an additional $185m of State and Federal funding with the design and construction of a further five large-scale schemes over the next five years.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This is an exciting opportunity for a Contracts Specialist to join a dynamic and growing organisation whose purpose is to grow the wealth of Tasmania by developing and enhancing the productive capacity of the State's agricultural industries.

Supporting the development and delivery of the Tranche 3 program, the primary objective of this role is to ensure the formation of contracts is aligned with business requirements, legislation and codes of practice and that all contracts are delivered in accordance with terms and within quality, cost and time objectives.

ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL

To be successful in this role the Contracts Specialist will demonstrate a past background in similar roles and a working knowledge of the Tasmanian environment with a strong network.

They will have demonstrated ability to provide strategic and operational advice and assistance in the day to day management of procurement processes and the structuring of contractual relationships.

They will have the ability to work both independently or as part of a team and to effectively communicate with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including legal counsel, project managers, engineers, technical consultants, external contractors and suppliers.

A working knowledge of legislative requirements including safety legislation

Ideally the Contracts Specialist will have:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a Contract Administration role in construction (or similar)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications in Engineering, Civil Construction or similar
  • Current White Card and Unrestricted Tasmanian Drivers Licence

Applicants are required to provide a written response to the Selection Criteria.

For a confidential conversation, additional information and a copy of the position description, please contact: Petina Harrison on 0438 086 617.

Applications close 5pm on 30th October 2020

Reference Number: 200016088_160316908799705

Contact Details: Petina Harrison