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Field Technician - Hydrography

Date: 08-Jan-2023

Location: Tatura, VIC, AU, 3616

Company: Ventia

About the role
Ventia are seeking an experienced Senior Hydrographer / instrument technician to join our environmental team based in Tatura, Northern Victoria. 
We are on the lookout for applicants at a mid to senior level, to manage hydrographic monitoring & site maintenance, as well as providing leadership to field staff.

We are happy to accommodate relocation for any metro-based applicants and are keen to discuss this exciting opportunity with you!


  • Observe ongoing site requirements through visitation to locations across Northern VIC and Southern NSW
  • Undertake water quality sample collection and analysis, and ensure gathered data meets standards
  • Actively manage new monitoring installations as well as ongoing maintenance needs at respective sites
  • Monitor performance and provide mentoring for field staff
  • Process, register and QA surface & groundwater data, discharge measurements and water quality results
  • Reporting scheduled works and working under direction of the regional manager

About You

  • Qualification in water operations course or similar, additional science or environmental studies desirable
  • Approximately 3+ years of experience in a similar position with environmental data collection including both water quality and quantity monitoring  
  • Well-developed planning and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Hydstra, Microsoft Windows and the Office suite
  • The ability to work unsupervised, and ability to travel/work away from home ad hoc for up to a week at a time
  • Experience with the following instrumentation highly desirable: 
    • Dataloggers 
    • Telemetry units (Cell, Satellite, Radio and landline Modems) and
    • Environmental monitoring sensors (Water level, EC/DO/TURB/pH, Ultrasonics)
  • Experience in the installation of monitoring sites and the tools used   
  • Electronics and instrumentation aptitude and fault-finding ability 
  • Physically fit, can swim, with a desire for working outdoors
  • A current Australian Drivers Licence – an additional boat licence is also desirable

What We Offer You

  • Ventia offers you a flexible, supportive, and inclusive work environment where you matter
  • Exceptional salary package on offer
  • We take our people's careers seriously, helping them to learn and grow
  • There's nothing more important to us than keeping our people and the public safe
  • We look after each other and foster our people's wellbeing

We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

Position Reference Number: 148820

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