The Victorian water industry offers employees exceptional challenges, leadership opportunities and the many possibilities to provide liveability services to the Victorian community. Our industry is committed to inspiring and encouraging each other to explore innovation and excel in your field.
Below we have listed a snapshot of current senior opportunities from across the Victorian water sector.
For more details or to apply, please follow the links supplied.
Policy and Regulation Manager
Ongoing, full time role
Office located in Melbourne CBD (flexible working arrangements available)
- Lead advocacy efforts to influence the future of the Victorian water industry.
- High profile role as trusted advisor to the sector.
VicWater is the peak industry association for the Victorian water sector, representing all 18 state-owned water corporations. VicWater’s purpose is to assist our members to achieve extraordinary performance while helping to influence the future of the Victorian water industry.
The Policy and Regulation Manager has responsibility for managing VicWater’s policy and regulation work program. This role will lead VicWater’s advocacy efforts to influence Victoria’s water sector policy and regulatory environment to be efficient and effective, balancing performance assurance and accountability with freedom to innovate and be future facing, in order to deliver sustainable services to customers and community.
The Policy and Regulation Manager will relate to a diverse group of member representatives and stakeholders, such as non-executive and managing directors, government officials, industry executives and subject-matter experts, and external stakeholders. The role has profile as a trusted advisor to the sector.
You are someone who can advocate and influence with energy and purpose, and who is passionate about supporting Victorian water corporations to deliver the best outcomes for customers and the broader Victorian community.
You will have a demonstrated ability to:
- consult and engage effectively with members, government agencies and other relevant stakeholders at all levels
- manage multi-stakeholder projects effectively to deliver project outcomes
- work collaboratively and contribute to a constructive, achievement-oriented team culture.
View the Position Description
How To Apply
Please submit your CV with covering letter to Jo Lim, CEO, VicWater – [email protected]
Please contact Jo Lim via email if you have any queries about the role.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 26 August 2022.
Team Leader, Community Engagement (Infrastructure)
The Team Leader, Community Engagement (Infrastructure) has a critical role in leading a high performing team who providing advice, guidance, and advocacy for best practice community engagement, supporting GWW's project delivery function, stakeholders, and delivery partners.
Key Skills and Experience
- Experience in a similar role including preparing strategies, communications and engagement plans and the ability to deliver on operational and strategic objectives - preferably within infrastructure projects of different sizes, community context and levels of complexity.
- Outstanding collaborator with exceptional people skills who enjoys working with a wide range of stakeholders
- Skilled at managing expectations, with strong problemsolving skills and ability to deliver information to influence outcomes
- A strong risk-radar, well accustomed to identifying potential risks and developing strategies to mitigate them
- Experience guiding development and distribution of customer-friendly communication materials for a range of audiences
- Agility and adaptability to plan and prioritise across multiple project activities, operating across strategic and tactical levels to support delivery of team outcomes
- Demonstrated ability to manage challenging stakeholder environments and conversations
- Experience working within an engineering or utilities environment, or government sector, with a strong passion for environmental and customer-focused outcomes (desirable)
- Tertiary qualification in communications, journalism or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training
- IAP2 certification
Applications close Sunday 31 August 2022
Statutory Floodplains and Waterways Planner
- Secondment or direct employment opportunity
- Contribute to a culture of innovation and excellence
- Enjoy a great work life balance with a hybrid working model
The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is a Victorian Government statutory authority whose role it is to work with and support local communities to improve sustainable land, biodiversity and water resources management, in an area stretching from its head office in Colac to Geelong, Ballarat and Peterborough.
About the opportunity
We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and energetic person to join our fast-paced Floodplains team to provide statutory floodplains and works on waterways functions such as flood advice and investigations and planning referrals.
This position will suit a planner, surveyor, engineer, or person with knowledge of floodplains and waterways and the statutory obligations of the CMA and Council. GIS experience would be beneficial to analyse different datasets (rasters and vector layers) and generate maps to demonstrate the impacts of flooding on properties.
In this exciting role you will have the opportunity to influence the future management of the region’s floodplains and waterways through your high quality response to flood advice and strategic planning applications. Additionally, you will provide support and participate in a range of projects within the Floodplain team.
The successful person will be joining an experienced team with a diverse skill set where training and development can be provided.
The position is full time, fixed term for 12 months and based primarily in Colac or Geelong. The CMA supports flexible working arrangements and allows for a combination of office based and remote working. The position attracts a base salary of $77,566 – $88,477 per annum (pro-rata for part time) dependent upon relevant experience plus superannuation.
For more information, please download the position description from the careers page of our website https://ccma.vic.gov.au/about-us/careers/
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Qualifications and background in planning, natural resource or environmental management or similar field.
- Waterways and floodplains experience would be advantageous.
- Exposure or experience in responding to flood advice requests and planning referral applications would be beneficial.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills.
- High level interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to engage with stakeholders.
- Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to prepare professional business correspondence and reports.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced team with multiple priorities
- Ability to model the Authority’s and the Victorian Public Sector values and behaviours.
What we offer
At Corangamite CMA employees enjoy a range of employee benefits including:
- Professional development and training opportunities
- Generous employment conditions including flextime and purchased leave
- Flexible working arrangements including working a combination of office and remote working
- Employee Assistance Program
Get in touch
For more information regarding these roles please contact Geoff Taylor, Manager Floodplains on 0417 605 244.
To apply please send your application to [email protected] by midday Tuesday 16 August 2022. Please note to be shortlisted applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.
As a requirement of the role, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of their up-to-date vaccination status against COVID-19.
About Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
At Corangamite CMA our mission is “Healthy and Productive Lands and Water cared for and enjoyed by thriving Communities". Our purpose is to be the regional leader working with land managers, communities, other organisations and governments to protect and improve the health of the region’s natural resources (water, soils, biodiversity) to improve the health and sustainable productivity of the Corangamite region.
To learn more visit us at www.ccma.vic.gov.au
At Corangamite CMA, we are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, people of all ages and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Applications close midday Tuesday 16 August 2022.
Water & Wastewater Maintenance Operator Wodonga
Would you love a rewarding career in the water industry? Due to internal development opportunities, we’re seeking a Water & Wastewater Maintenance Operator to join our Wodonga team!
Do you enjoy practical work in the great outdoors? Come and be part of a great team responsible for maintaining our community’s water distribution and collection networks. Whilst experience in the water industry is desirable, it’s not essential.
What we offer you:
- Specialised training, including Certification III in Water Industry Operations, heavy vehicle licence, and much more!
- Access to additional remuneration, through participation in an on-call roster
- A long-lasting career, with access to internal secondments
- Flexible work options
North East Water is a leader in a unique and rewarding industry. This is thanks to our team who makes sure we exceed the expectations of our customers and communities.
Please direct enquiries to Rob Brown, Area Coordinator Wodonga – 0408 380 308
To view the key selection criteria and to apply, please visit www.newater.com.au/careers
Applications close 23 May 2022
HSEQ Integration Lead
We are looking for a seasoned HSEQ specialist to lead a cross functional team to integrate the Health & Safety, Environment and Quality Management Systems, into one integrated management system, from design to implementation.
As the integration lead, you will actively engage stakeholders, internal and external, to ensure effective implementation of a fit for purpose HSEQ integrated management system, effectively enabled by technology. The integration lead will also establish project control and management, including scheduling, periodic reporting, critical path, risk, issues and scope variation management.
Key Skills and Experience
- Proven experience in the development and implementation of management systems and supporting technology and competency programs
- Experience in achieving external certification of management systems to international standards for safety, environment or quality management systems
- Working a diverse range of stakeholders with at time competing priorities and requirements, to achieve positive outcomes
- Management of organisation wide projects, within a broader program
Applications close Sunday 31 August 2022
General Manager Infrastructure Planning & Operations
Reporting to the newly appointed Managing Director Jeff Haydon, you will form a critical part of the executive team helping bring the 2040 strategy and vision to life. Providing leadership to strategic planning and service functions, you will strive to ensure CHW provides value to its customers and is trusted by the community. You will work closely with the Managing Director, Board and Executive to deliver the business strategy and develop organisational strategic plans that maximise value through the implementation of innovative solutions to customer problems. Strategically-minded, you will recognise the significant challenges and opportunities ahead and develop strategies and partnerships that deliver enhanced commercial, community and environmental benefits.
Key Skills and Experience
- Extensive senior management experience in a regulated infrastructure environment, preferably in utilities or an aligned complex service delivery setting
- Tertiary and / or post-grad qualifications in a relevant discipline
- Commercial and financial understanding including service delivery, strategic planning and customer management.
- Demonstrated experience managing large scale operations and leading large technical and professional teams.
- An understanding of emerging technologies, capabilities, and services and the ability to recognise opportunities and threats for CHW and effectively incorporate these into strategic planning
- Proven experience delivering multi-year strategies and plans, incorporating knowledge of technical and legislative requirements to meet long-term outcomes
- Extensive contract management experience
- An ability to engender trust and confidence and maintain constructive relationships at very senior levels, externally and across the organisation
- An understanding of the water industry and the challenges facing the future of water
- Ability to constructively challenge the status quo and bring disruptive ideas into the discussion in order to deliver on the organisational vision and strategic directions, and create the vision for innovation and improvement
- Advanced communication and presentation skills
- Empathetic, self-aware and engaging leadership style
- An inclusive approach to problem solving and complex issues management.
Applications close date unspecified
Process Improvement Lead
The Process Improvement Lead is primarily responsible for re-designing & facilitating the re-designing of various processes within Greater Western Water. This role will also lead a significant shift / uplift in Greater Western Water's process and process management maturity, focusing on up-to-date enterprise-wide process improvement, and various enablers such as systems & technology, governance and controls.
Key Skills and Experience
- Lead a portfolio of Continuous Improvement Initiatives to deliver end to end experience improvement.
- Employ the GWW benefits realisation process to ensure process improvements made sustainably deliver benefits promised.
- Drive continuous improvement of the organisation's enterprise level processes
- Champion a continuous improvement framework and methodology that delivers simple, easy, end to end processes and interactions that drive engagement, positivity and retention.
- Where required, re-design the current enterprise processes, update process maps and formally publish guidelines
- Provide expertise and coaching to help and empower all employees across GWW to deliver continuous improvement, in a manner that is consistent with GWW's values.
- Ensure voice of the customer and the employee experience is at the centre of all continuous improvement prioritisation and change.
Applications close Sunday 14 August 2022
Senior Storage Officers (Dartmouth) – (2 positions)
Ongoing, Full time
|Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is Australia’s largest rural water corporation responsible for storing, managing and delivering water across most of northern Victoria. GMW provides more than 39,000 services to about 25,000 customers in its operating region.
Based at Dartmouth Dam, you’ll work as part of a small team providing support to the ongoing operation and maintenance activities associated with the dam.
Liaising with internal and external stakeholders, you’ll be required to learn the ongoing development of dam related services, including emergency preparedness, risk mitigation and catchment protection.
If you have a willingness to learn about water storage management requirements, have general knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations, enjoy performing maintenance activities, and are available to work weekends and after hours when necessary, we'd like to hear from you.
This role will have access to a GMW rental property to allow the successful applicant to live in within 10 minutes of the Dartmouth office/depot to participate in future standby rosters following training.
For more information or to view the position description please visit our website.
Applications close on 19 August 2022. To apply for this role please complete the GMW application form provided on our careers page and email together with a copy of your current CV to [email protected].
In accordance with Chief Health Officer Directions, all employees need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status. All candidates that are recommended for appointment will be required to provide evidence they meet the vaccination criteria.
GMW is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. GMW encourages people with diverse backgrounds, experience and perspectives to apply.
Applications close 19 August 2022
Senior Media & Communications Advisor
In this newly created position as part of our transforming team, you’ll have an opportunity to implement best practices, while reshaping our external communication footprint. You’ll also play a lead role in guiding and mentoring junior team members – in particular working closely with our Social Media Adviser.
Key Skills and Experience
- Degree qualified in journalism, communications or a related discipline, and relevant on-job professional experience
- Competent in the use of the Microsoft suite of products
- Ability to use Adobe products is desirable, but is not essential
- Possess and maintain a current Victorian driving licence
- Possess and maintain relevant qualifications, licences pertaining to role
- Ability to travel to and work from other SRW Office locations as required
Applications close date unspecified