Renny Chivunga

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Senior Engineer – Energy at Sydney Water – Supporting attainment of net-zero by 2030.

Location: Greater Sydney Area


Renny Chivunga is a Process Chemical Engineer with a profound passion for ensuring the satisfaction of basic needs through a meticulous understanding of conventional water treatment processes, water distribution network health, and wastewater collection, transfer, and treatment systems. Her vision extends beyond technical expertise, aiming to cultivate communities that are not just sustainable but also desirable places to live, work, and invest for future generations.

An engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit, Renny demonstrates persistence, highly organized self-motivation, and possesses strong communication and problem-solving skills. Her successful collaboration with operators, analysis laboratories, and support services highlights her proven ability to deliver safe and effective solutions for process optimization, meeting stakeholder performance criteria.

Thorough, curious, and open-minded, Renny is committed to identifying, implementing, and managing scientific collaborations to acquire new skills and technical concepts. Her extensive experience encompasses various domains, including R&D, emergency management, wastewater treatment operations, energy, circular economy, planning, and recycled, potable, and wastewater operations.

Renny is dedicated to leadership development through coaching, mentoring, and academic settings. Her results-oriented approach includes building team capabilities and implementing effective, risk-mitigating solutions. With a commitment to authentic relationships, she engages well with peers and excels in developing and coaching direct reports to create high-performing teams.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Renny wears many hats — a pilot, chemical engineer, fitness instructor, model, board member, and sailor. Her achievements in the entertainment world include appearances in “The Great Gatsby,” the award-winning music video for Flight Facilities’ “Foreign Language,” and participation in global beauty pageants as Miss Zimbabwe.


Senior Engineer @ Sydney Water

Engineer @ Aurecon

Tutor @ University of NewCastle

Engineer @ Hunter Water