Meet our people
Read what our employees have to say about working at Unitywater.
Meet Rui, Process Engineer.
There is no such thing as a “typical day” in my position as a Process Engineer working on Unitywater's Treatment Plants. I could be onsite conducting experiments, troubleshooting operational problems, meeting with contractors to discuss upgrade works and other times I’ll be in the office analysing data and writing reports.
I decided in my fourth year of my chemical engineering degree that I really wanted to work in the water industry and I knew Unitywater was the water utility in my region so I decided to go local. By working at Unitywater, I feel like I am giving back to the community that I live in.
I work in a small team of four process engineers and our main role is to provide operational support to the treatment plant operators, plan for upgrades and work on optimising the performance of Unitywater’s sewage treatment plants.
I have really enjoyed working at Unitywater because I get a lot of support from the rest of the team.
Meet Lisa, Recruitment Advisor.
I began my career with Unitywater when the organisation first established in July 2010. Since than I have been involved in many different projects which have been a strength for my career development and rewarding to follow projects through and witness the final outcomes.
One of the most enjoyable things about my job is the diverse group of people I meet and listening to their stories. Interviewing a person and going through their resume is like going on a journey with them through their lives, so I hear not only about their job but what has happened in their life.
My role right now is very fast paced and forever changing as the organisation grows, however I love the challenge my job presents to me every day. I love that every employee’s situation is different and that no matter what role we are placing or what area we are working in we are all encouraged to make a difference here at Unitywater.
Meet Andrew, Treatment Plant Operator.
It takes a lot to keep a sewage treatment plant functioning properly. On any given day I read pump figures, undertake water quality testing and analyse the results, manipulate chemical dosing to optimise the process and stay within licence, monitor the SCADA system and deal with alarms in a timely manner, clean tanks, maintain equipment and instruments used in the field and in the laboratory, collect samples for laboratory analysis, and ensure adequate stocks of consumables are on hand at all times.
While working for Unitywater I have completed my Certificate III in Water Industry Operations and Certificate IV in Domestic Wastewater Management. The next step in my career is to be the Treatment Plant Operator in Charge at one of Unitywater's plants.