Careers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: information for applicants and new employees

We are actively recruiting candidates for career opportunities during the pandemic.

For safety reasons, our offices are closed and our office-based workforce is working remotely.

Job interviews will be conducted via video conference (e.g. Zoom) or over the phone.

If you are commencing a new office-based role with us, we’ll set you up so you can begin your new job working from home.

If you’re starting a new field-based role, we’ll make sure you get the appropriate training and personal protective equipment so you can begin your new job safely.

Barwon Water is one of the region’s biggest and most progressive employers. Enjoy being part of a team that values results, growth, diversity and balance.

We offer a range of great benefits including work variety, flexible leave options, professional development opportunities, an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

Our state-of-the-art Geelong headquarters is the envy of others, and our infrastructure base includes some of the region’s most picturesque scenery.

With Geelong just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, everything’s on your doorstep: from world-class beaches and pristine rainforests to a vibrant cafĂ© culture and night life.

WORK180 endorsed

Our policies on pay, conditions, benefits and opportunities have earned us endorsement from WORK180, a global jobs network and independent advocate for working women.

Our people are our most valuable asset, and we’re proud to be recognised for promoting a healthy, happy, high-performing workforce.

By partnering with WORK180 we have access to a broader female talent community, helping us to attract and recruit the best talent and increase diversity within our organisation.

Diversity Council Australia member

Barwon Water is a proud member of Diversity Council Australia - the independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Our membership provides our workforce with access to unique research, exciting events, comprehensive resources and unrivalled expertise.

By partnering with Diversity Council Australia, we aim to ensure our policies and practices are among the best in the industry when it comes to accessibility, flexibility, diversity and inclusion.

We’re flexible

We believe in the importance of a work-life balance. If you’re a parent, caregiver, are studying or have other needs, we can support you with flexible work arrangement and a range of leave options including purchased leave, compressed working options and job sharing.

We’re inclusive

We understand that the more diverse workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table.

As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to fairness. We embrace people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, cultures, sexualities, and religious beliefs. We’re smashing the glass ceiling, with one of the lowest gender pay gaps in the sector. And we’re working hard to ensure the knowledge and understanding of Traditional Owners is incorporated in everything we do.

We’re progressive

More than simply a utility provider, we are a local leader in the economic, social and cultural prosperity of our region.

Through strategic partnerships, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a commitment to high performance, we are driving down our net emissions to zero, while building our key commodity: customer trust.

We’re not content to copy best practice in our industry; we’re leading next practice.

We’re social

We build pipes, plants and pumping stations, but we know that people are our most important asset.

We have a long-running social club with something for everyone, and exciting all-staff get-togethers.

We celebrate

We foster innovation through a dedicated business improvement team and ideas incubator.

And we celebrate our success with an employee reward and recognition program.

We care

We know that a happy and healthy workforce is an engaged and productive one. Our award-winning health and wellbeing program and employee assistance program ensure your physical and mental health is our priority.

Our award-winning Geelong headquarters also features sit/stand desks, a wellbeing room, parent facilities, bicycle storage, showers and more.


Our current opportunities

Browse our current career opportunities below, and apply to join our team.