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Interested in a career at Simmonds & Bristow?

Current vacancies at S&B are listed below.  To apply, follow the instructions provided in the position description.

Water Industry Trainer

Are you ready to pass on your hard-won skills and knowledge in Water Industry to the next generation in metro, regional and remote communities? Here is an opportunity for you.  This position is available due to significant business growth recently.

The Company

Simmonds and Bristow (Est 1965) is a well-recognised Registered Training Organisation, providing training, environmental and engineering consulting service, based at Rocklea in Brisbane.

Learn who we are and what we do from our website: www.simmondsbristow.com.au

The Role

  • Deliver and assess qualifications and units of competency under National Water Training Package
  • Develop learner resource materials
  • Support the learners through their course study
  • Contribute to assessment validation and quality process

To provide the hands-on and practical training, you will need to travel to the student’s workplace, quite often in regional and remote areas.  All travel will be organised and paid for by the company. A typical routine is 2 weeks out then 2 weeks back to the home base, to catch up with assessment / administrative paperwork.

Who we are looking for?

  • Currently (or recently) working in the water industry, with a passion for treatment technologies and/or infrastructure, and water / environmental management;
  • Have a desire to instruct and develop others;
  • Patient, build trust easy with others, have the initiative to solve problems and seek information to understand students’ needs & expectations;
  • Charisma / Good sense of humour, to engage learners attention while training and assessing them;
  • Enjoy a bit of travelling and a bit of time in office;
  • Work under direction not close supervision

Skills & Experience


  • Significant practical experience in operating/managing/engineering water and wastewater treatment and/or drinking water supply, or sewage collection systems;
  • Certificate III level or above qualification in water/wastewater/network-related discipline;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English, with a flair for making technical subjects interesting, and strong writing skills.
  • Current Drivers license


  • Holding the Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116 or TAE40110 + requisite additional units), Diploma or above qualification in adult education

What’s on Offer

  • Competitive salary(plus super) depending on qualification and experience.
  • A fantastic opportunity to join a group of passionate engineers, scientists, trainers and operators, helping regional and remote communities make good clean water, catchment to cup and back again;
  • A small and well-structured consultancy firm with over 50 years of service to the Australian water industry;
  • Take the business travel opportunity to experience new places and meet new people
  • Company culture encourages and supports professional development
  • Be part of the staff profit share bonus scheme
  • Stable long-term employment
  • Employment base location and arrangements flexible for the right candidate.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Liz Millan or Dora Wang at 07 3434 3800, or email

lizm@simmondsbristow.com.au  or doraw@simmondsbristow.com.au

Casual/Relief Water Industry Operator

Simmonds & Bristow are looking for Experienced Treatment Plant Operators for short and long term contracts. Simmonds & Bristow are an integrated water specialists assisting regional, remote and small communities across Australia and the South Pacific to produce potable water and effluent quality of the highest standard. We service a wide range of clients including mines, industrials, resorts and regional councils. We are looking for Casual and Fixed Term Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators.

The kinds of places we go:

  • Resorts (in locations warm and cold)
  • Councils (all over Australia, some remote, some not)
  • Industrial sites (all over Australia, some remote, some not)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Certificate III in Water and Wastewater Operations, or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Experience in operating/maintaining water &/or wastewater treatment plants.
  • Will hold themselves to high professional standards and be a self-starter.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with management and liaise with clients is important, as is a flexible attitude to work hours.
  • Good written and spoken English plus the ability to follow procedures.
  • An Australian resident and be available for an immediate start.
  • Basic computer skills are also an advantage.

Skills and experience will be appropriately rewarded with a competitive remuneration package (above award). This position is suitable for casual, retired or semi-retired applicants. If you feel that you tick most of these boxes, we would like to hear from you.

Join the Water Operations team and enjoy the benefits of a balanced work life.

Please send your application with a cover letter and CV to jasonk@simmondsbristow.com.au