Join the team at eWater

Can you use your skills to make a positive impact for the water industry in Australia and beyond?

We are an Australian not-for-profit water management and technology company.  Through our eWater Solutions business arm, we offer capacity building, modelling tools and technical support in the water resource management sector in Australia and overseas.  eWater also manages the recently formed Australian Water Partnership, a DFAT-funded initiative that is bringing together the Australian water and development sectors to support countries in the Indo-Pacific region as they grow their water resource management capability. 

eWater Ltd (EWL) is the controlling company of two distinct, unincorporated businesses: eWater Solutions (EWS) and the Australian Water Partnership (AWP).  Each business has its own CEO and is operationally governed by a respective EWL Board Committee, whose role is to assist the eWater Ltd Board in the discharge of its responsibility to exercise due care and diligence in relation to the operational governance, business performance, financial reporting, legal and regulatory compliance and matters of risk.

EWL operates a Corporate Services Unit (CSU) which provides a range of business services to EWS and AWP, under a Corporate Services Agreement. The CSU also supports the governance operations of the Board and all committees (including the positions of Company Secretary and Public Officer).  The CSU is overseen by EWL Executive Director, Gary Jones, to whom this position reports

We are based in Canberra, with a dedicated team of water scientists, engineers, software developers and supporting staff. We are committed to creating a dynamic, open and innovative workplace, where highly creative people can do great things working together, and with our collaborating partners.

  • You will have broad skills relevant to the job advertised so that you can support our mission.
  • You must have an interest in science/environment, IT or professional services. You will have relevant experience drawn from working in a sciences or water organisation.
  • We need you to combine your skills with the can-do spirit of our teams. You will be persuasive and effective working in a positive team culture.
  • You will have a passion for what you do and the ability to focus and deliver results.

We welcome enquiries as well as applications for current openings below.

Current positions

Partnerships & Communications Manager

Full-time, permanent position, this is a senior role with salary in the range of APS EL1, depending on qualifications and experience.


eWater Ltd was established in 2012, taking forwards the success and jurisdictional networks established under the eWater Cooperative Research Centre. eWater’s owners are Australian state and federal governments and operates as a not-for-profit organisation committed to support equitable water management based on shared modelling tools encapsulating elements of Australia’s water reform journey.

eWater's main role is to support the development and implementation of eWater Source as Australia’s National Hydrological Modelling Platform, and eWater MUSIC as the industry standard for Water Sensitive Urban Design. In collaboration with our modelling community we continue to develop Source and MUSIC, and share knowledge and resources in water management through community networking events, conferences and on-line resources.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the CEO, the Partnership and Communications Manager will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing eWater's partnership relationships with our members and the eWater modelling community, through the Community-of- Practice, and a variety of communication tools. The Manager will have responsibility for planning, delivering and actively managing  knowledge products and events to support eWater’s strategic and operational goals.

The Person


  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in communications, education or capacity building or similar relevant discipline(s)


  • Knowledge of water resources and international development are desirable

Experience Required:

  • Experience in working with partnerships or associations to create beneficial outcomes
  • Experience in the planning, development and delivery of audience targeted knowledge products


  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel as required
  • Eligible to work in Australia


  • Understanding of the Australian and international water sectors
  • Experience working in developing countries and/or working in cross-cultural situations
  • Experience in policy, management and capacity building/education

Skills & Attributes


  • Very strong interpersonal skills;
  • Proven track record in creating strong partnerships;
  • Strong collaboration and high-level stakeholder management skills across the water sector, government, tertiary institutions, non-profits and industry;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate activities across multi-disciplinary teams and/or organisations;
  • Have a strong desire to learn and grow with the organisation;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply judgement in a complex environments and negotiations


  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically
  • Ability to effectively solve problems both independently and within team environments
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work autonomously
  • Being a strong team player


If you require further information please contact Felicity Paul, HR Manager, eWater Ltd on +61 2 6201 5167 or by email at  All enquiries will be handled in strict confidence.

Your application should be emailed to Felicity Paul,

Applications close midday (AEDST) Monday 28 May 2018.

C# Developer

Full-time, permanent position

Salary package -  A competitive package will be offered to successful applicants, negotiable epending on qualifications and experience


eWater is located in Canberra, where the position will be based, with a dedicated team of water scientists, engineers, software developers and supporting staff. We are committed to creating a dynamic, open and innovative work-place, where highly creative people can do great things working together, and with our collaborating partners.  

The team has 8 hydrologists, 6 developers, a tester / automated GUI tester, help desk staff and community support staff.

What you get

  • A developer friendly environment with a lot of control over processes and tools
  • A lot of coding
  • An interesting and challenging domain
  • A high degree of automation
  • SCRUM with monthly builds
  • This job includes a requirement to travel, albeit infrequently.

What you need

  • C# .net (or different object orientated language skills such as Java)
  • Ability to pick up abstract concepts quickly

Desirable Attributes

  • Experience with some of the tools / technologies we use: WPF, Mercurial, TeamCity, Jira/Confluence, ReSharper, Test Complete, WIX
  • Experience with GIS
  • Engineering / Maths / Science background


Applications and enquiries to

Note that unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.