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Water PNG Limited is a State Owned Entity that became corporatized on 31st March 2017 by virtue of the National Water Supply and Sanitations Act 2016. We are committed to delivering safe water and sanitation services to the people of Papua New Guinea. As we transition into the new company, we are embracing new ways of doing business to ensure we achieve our three strategic themes, “Building the Business, Operational Excellence & Innovation and Delighting the Customer”. We are therefore seeking highly qualified, experienced, passionate and committed candidates to join our team.




Reporting to the Manager Infrastructure & Planning, incumbent will coordinate information collection and classification; —Coordinate all pre-project planning activities, specifically dealing with the land issues to ensure minimum delays on project delivery and other planning activities.   —The successful candidate must hold Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Economics from a recognized university is essential; Current Driver’s License is essential; —Five years or more relevant working experience in project implementation and management; —Experience in the preparation of appropriate pre-project planning documentation (MOA, MOU, TOR, Environmental Permits, etc.); —Sound industry knowledge, planning and organizational skills in the management & planning of projects; Ability to meet deadlines on a timely manner; —Ability to interact effectively with key stakeholders and relevant authorities; —Effective manager of process; Analytical, organized problem solver; Good negotiator; People oriented with good interpersonal skills; —Prioritize and coordinate the implementation of the local asset management program (LAMP) for both existing & planned system networks; Assist to prepare and undertake project documentations and budget submissions of Public Investment Projects.


LEGAL OFFICER – Head Office, Port Moresby

Reporting to the Manager Legal Services, the incumbent will provide legal advice and services as required, and actively participate in current litigation matters undertaking the necessary research and preparation of court presentation and further assist the MLs to instigate legal proceedings for recovery of customer debt and damages and the authorization of the issue of summons at the Magistrate and the National Courts as required. —The successful candidate must hold a Law Degree from a recognized University, and must pass admission as a Legal Practitioner to the National and Supreme Court of PNG; — must have at least three years or more of relevant working experience in legal services;




Reporting to the Manager Quality Control – HO, the candidate will be required to Coordinate the full functions of the Central Laboratory in Lae and carry out water and waste water sampling, field and laboratory testing, data management, reporting and documentation.  —The successful candidate must hold Bachelor Degree in Applied Science and Chemistry from a recognized University, Possess valid Laboratory Technician License. —Must have over 10x years of experience, preferably in laboratory analysis for water and sanitation system maintenance, Extensive laboratory management experience, and have hands-on knowledge of all aspects of Water & Waste Water Quality Testing and Management with other extensive and proven skills as a Laboratory Analyst, must have in depth knowledge of QHSE Systems, preventive measures and laboratory best practices;




Reporting to the Team Leader Non Revenue Water, the incumbent to this role will be required to Monitor and manage the effective implementation of meter policy, in ensuring that all meters are fully functional and maintained at all times.  —The successful candidate must possess Gr. 12 with PETT Certificate in Fitting; must be a Certified Meter Testing & Calibration Technician, Must have proven record and qualifications in meter and scales testing & calibration, both mechanical and electronic qualifications is required. Must possess skills and technical expertise in water meter installation, testing that meets AS/NZ, NISSIT and ICCC meter and calibration standards; Must possess minimum of five years’ work experience in a similar field, Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written is essential. —Must be Customer Centric, One who is proactive and works with a sense of urgency, Team Player. —Ensure all meters are inspected on a weekly basis to avoid any defects, Provide customers with constant support ensuring no malfunctions occur resulting in incorrect meter reading, Conduct regular audit of all bulk Meters and assist in Electrical Meter auditing, Perform other duties as directed by the TLNRW).


TRADESMAN ELECTRICIAN (Industrial)– Lae Operations


Reporting to the Team Leader Electrical & Mechanical, the Industrial Electrician – Tradesman candidate must hold a valid Electricians license, be a tradesman electrician in an industrial setting for more than 5 years after completing apprenticeship program. Must possess Valid PNG Driver’s License,—The purpose of this role is to ensure electrical installations and services meet the requirements of PNG Power by-laws and Australian Electrical Standards. Main responsibilities include carrying out installation, testing and commissioning of switchboards and all other electrical/electronic/telemetry installations for both Water & Sewage pump stations carrying out PM checks and Condition Monitoring on all electrical installations including 11 standby generators for Lae, be able to trouble shoot faults in pump controls, SCADA RTUs and other telemetry installations and generators. —The ideal candidate must have proven experience in industrial and/or commercial electrical system. —Ability to use electrical and hand tools (e.g. wire strippers, voltmeter etc.) and electrical drawings and blueprints, Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving ability, Excellent physical condition and flexibility to work long shifts and overnight, Sound knowledge of relevant operations, callouts, policy and procedures, safe working procedures, emergency procedures and rail safety; Negotiation skills and ability to resolve conflict in a commercial environment. —Hardworking, fit and healthy, Good communicator, Problem solver, basic mechanical maintenance of breakdowns of electrical and mechanical equipment.




Our Team Lae is seeking to engage an experienced and qualified candidate to fill the role of a Waste Water Operator.  The successful candidate must hold Grade 12 Certificate, Certificate III in Water and Waste Water Operations will be highly favored. —The purpose of this role is to ensure the proper operation of the waste water treatment facility  in ensuring the safe handling and effective treatment of wastewater effluent is thoroughly treated to meet required WHO standard, Further ensuring that the bacteriological analysis is efficiently and effectively carried to meet the required effluent requirements for health & safety requirements. —The ideal candidate must qualify minimum of three years experience in  similar role, Possession of  or ability to readily obtain an appropriate certified license for water or wastewater treatment or distribution as appropriate. —Team Player. Sound analytical and problem-solving skills, Good communicator. —Demonstrate sound understanding and knowledge of water operation and treatment, Knowledge of the handling and application of the chemicals necessary to maintain a safe work environment and personal safety, skill in operating laboratory equipment, Knowledge of safety policies and procedure, sound knowledge of provincial and local wastewater treatment guidelines and procedures, Skill in read various meters, including D.O. and pH, Ability to work well with people.


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE OFFICER – Head Office, Port Moresby


Our Team Finance is seeking to engage an experienced and qualified candidate to fill the role of Accounts Payable Officer.  The successful candidate must hold a Diploma in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration is a minimum requirement. —The purpose of this role is to perform on daily basis the financial transactions including verifying, classifying , computing, posting and recording accounts payable data, invoices and bank deposits. —The ideal candidate must qualify minimum five years accounting experience, sound experience with ERP systems such as Pronto, Hand-on experience with spreadsheets and propriety software. —Proven working experience as accounts payable clerk, Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable principles, Proven ability t calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records, Data entry skills along with sound mathematics skills, Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, Customer service orientation and negotiable skills. —Process accounts and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures, Reconcile the accounts receivable ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted, Verify discrepancies by and resolve clients’ billing issues, Perform other duties as directed by Accounts payable Accountant and Financial Controller.




Reporting the Financial Controller, the incumbent is responsible for recording the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets. To be considered for the position, the incumbent must possess a Diploma in Accounting; Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting will be highly favoured; Minimum 5 years accounting experience; must have attention to detail.


PROJECT ACCOUNTANT – Head Office, Port Moresby


Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will be required to; Review project contracts and agreements for accounting related information;  Work with Project Managers to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the project data from timesheet entry through to invoicing;  Assist Project Managers to create invoices in a timely and accurate manner;  Perform various steps involved in the invoicing and collection cycles; Communicate with Accounts Receivable regarding unpaid contract billing; Review and arrange for approval of supplier invoices related to projects for Account Payable among others. The ideal candidate must possess Bachelors Degree in Accounting is a minimum requirement; must be a CPA Certified Accounting Practioner, possess over 10xyears Accounting experience and 5x years relevant experience as Project Accountant.


INSTRUCTIONS – Instructions on how to apply


To apply, please DOWNLOAD and complete a job application form and forward with only your cover letter and updated CV to the addresses below. Certificates and other relevant documents may be provided during interview. For a complete position criteria please contact Ph: 303 1600


The Manager People & Strategy

Water PNG Limited

PO Box 2779,


National Capital District


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Hand Deliver:  Water PNG Limited Head Office, Petromin Haus, Hubert Murry Highway, 2 Mile


Applications close at 4:30pm Friday 1st December, 2017