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Innovation and Research Support Officer

Environmental Research Scientist
Permanent Full Time
11 days ago

At Urban Utilities, we believe that only by becoming better and more effective in what we do, we will become a Utility of the Future and achieve our purpose – to enrich quality of life. We provide drinkable, clean and accessible water to over 1.6million customers across the greater Brisbane region every second of every day, and effortlessly remove it too.

The Innovation and Research support officer will provide seamless and proactive support within the Innovation, Research and Development team. Reporting to the Innovation, Research and Development Manager and working both in our Fortitude Valley head office and our Innovation Centre at Luggage Point, this is a permanent fulltime opportunity to work within a high-profile team which see’s new ideas come to fruition!

Key responsibilities will include,

  • Providing excellent, efficient administrative and coordination support to the Innovation, Research and Development Team. This includes providing administrative support including but not limited to function coordination, event logistics and catering.
  • Produce workstream and project plans that identify and organise the activities needed to deliver on teams’ objectives
  • Coordination of reports and project tracking for all innovation, research and development initiatives
  • Record management, financial tracking and document control across various online platforms

What you’ll need to be successful,

Your key strength will be your strong interpersonal skills, your stakeholder management and negotiation skills that see you building strong relationships around the business. You’ll have polished oral and written communication skills too. In addition, you’ll love supporting workshops and you’ll have experience in logistics management for events and multiple projects.

We’re also looking for

  • Knowledge in improvement practices for organisations
  • Interested in being engaged in current Innovations and Research and Development activities across the water industry, nationally and internationally would be beneficial for this role.

We’re doing things differently at Urban Utilities and we are open to innovation and new ways of thinking. While this role will have its challenges, it is important to have a sense of humour when things are not so serious. We offer a flexible work environment that allows you to balance a purpose driven career with what is important to you outside of work.

If you’d like to become a part of a forward-thinking utility, who cultivate an environment that encourages new ideas, embraces diversity of thought and values teamwork than please submit your application.

If this is you, we’d love to hear from you. Applications close 29th July 2021.

For queries about this role contact the Talent Acquisition Team on

Position Description: PD Innovation and Research Support Officer.pdf

Advertised: 15 Jul 2021 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 29 Jul 2021 E. Australia Standard Time

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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