When it comes to maintaining your water assets, reliable, experienced and trained staff are essential to maintaining good operations. But when your staff need time off, sourcing relief operators can be a difficult task. That’s where Simmonds & Bristow come in – the integrated water specialists helping regional, remote and small communities across Australia and the South Pacific make good clean water.

Simmonds & Bristow can assist you by providing your plant with experienced relief operators who are highly trained to operate and maintain your water and wastewater treatment plant operations.

Simmonds & Bristow’s operators are fully supported by its in-house Engineering Scientific Services, which includes process scientists and design engineers. 

Clients can relax in the knowledge that the professionals at Simmonds & Bristow will provide qualified operators to manage and support their operations, covering all your permanent staff during annual leave, sick leave, training, WH&S and human resources requirements.

The relief operator can also be deployed to provide clients with increased resources during major events or maintenance programs.

Every relief operator holds a minimum Certificate III qualification, with water industry skills and experience that meets or exceeds the requirements of Simmonds & Bristow’s client and brief. Relief operators can be deployed at short notice if required. 

Placement of Simmonds & Bristow relief operators range from short term reactive contracts through to long term integration into client’s operations teams. 

Simmonds & Bristow’s professional capabilities allow it to operate and maintain several large clients’ entire networks in both water and sewer treatment plants and subsidiary pump stations and equipment.

In addition to providing experienced, skilled and qualified personnel, Simmonds & Bristow rates are inclusive of:

  • Payroll Tax
  • Superannuation
  • Redundancy
  • Long Service Leave
  • Work Cover
  • Public and Products Liability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Contract Works Insurance
  • Annual Leave, RDO’s, Sick Pay 
  • Operators backed up with troubleshooting support from Simmonds & Bristow Engineers and Scientists 

Simmonds & Bristow is a registered labour-hire provider under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (QLD) (License LHL-02237-P3R5M) and standing by to provide you with the support that you need. 

Simmonds & Bristow can provide operators for a week, a month or even a year. All you need to do is email your enquiry to the team at Simmonds & Bristow, and it will provide you with a proposal and costs for your consideration. From there, Simmonds & Bristow takes care of the rest.

This partner content was brought to you by Simmonds & Bristow. For more information, email: [email protected] or call: 1800 620 690, or visit

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