Jobs Board

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.
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Group Manager Operational Technology

The Group Manager of ‘Operational Technology(OT)’ will lead and mentor a team that is responsible for the day-to-day and long-term process control design, system architecture and implementation at major assets. The Group Manager will guide their teams to deliver excellent remote monitoring and control solutions both for South East Water and for external customers of ‘Iota’. They will be the key developers and implementers of new and emerging technologies, as well as creating an environment within their team that leads to innovative thinking and problem solving of South East Water issues, as well as issues from the broader utilities industry.

This role ensures that all communications, telemetry, web application, GPS, security systems, business, OH&S and other authority requirements are met 24 hours a day 7 days a week.The role will also be responsible for providing high level advice to the Managing Director, General Managers and other senior managers in South East Water specific to the functions of: Network Operation Centre (NOC) functions, governance and operation, Internet-of-things (IoT) strategy (contribute) and implementation, Process control design, Embedded design of electronic systems and sensors, Systems architecture, Data analytics, Industrial control systems cyber security, Real time monitoring, Security, Remote monitoring, Web application development and IOTA technical support.

Key skills and experience

  • Tertiary degree in electrical/process/system engineering
  • Significant experience in leading, developing and supporting multi-disciplined teams (field of IT, communications, SCADA systems, web development and mathematical analytics)
  • High level knowledge of IT, communications, SCADA systems, web development and mathematical analytics
  • A high level of aptitude to develop new concepts through to implementation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills ( oral and written )Demonstrated leadership, drive, initiative and a high level of personal motivation
  • Proven leadership in the positioning of work groups to respond to social, environmental, financial and similar pressures by changing work practices, developing new concepts  and  best practice principles
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Experience in liaison and negotiation with consultants, internal and external customers
  • Experience leading product development, driving maximum value with project constraints
  • Proven ability to work under broad direction only
  • Highly proficient in presenting technical information and concepts to a wide range of external and internal audiences
  • Proven ability to manage complex situations both from a technical and functional aspect

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Environment, Approvals & Property Planning Manager

The Environment, Approvals and Property Planning Manager is responsible for the environmental performance of capital projects, the procurement of various regulatory approvals for South East Water’s capital projects and integrated water management projects, stakeholder engagement and all planning matters pertaining to property, including the strategic management of South East Water’s land portfolio.

The role involves identifying and managing environmental and legislative risks and opportunities for projects, and developing strategies to manage those risks to ensure all projects are compliant with appropriate authorities and legislation. The role has full involvement in the life cycle of South East Water projects from conception, strategy, planning, through to delivery. The role also requires managing numerous stakeholders, including traditional owners, in relation to capital projects, land matters and the consideration of cultural values and uses.

In addition, this role will lead a small team in the areas of environmental science, cultural heritage, property planning, ecology and construction and environmental management.

Key skills and experience

  • Construction environmental management
  • Working with or in local government
  • Working with registered Aboriginal Parties and Aboriginal Victoria
  • Previous leadership with a small team
  • Project management, with an ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • An understanding or experience with construction audits and legislation
  • Ability to present, with clear written and verbal communication

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Applications close 25 July 2021

Energy Engineer

Fixed term 3 years

The Energy Engineer will have the key focus of planning for the implementation of GWMWater’s Clean Energy Strategy. The Victorian Government aims to achieve 42% reduction in carbon emissions by 2025 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. GWMWater is required to contribute to these goals and has committed to a carbon emission reduction pledge. The Clean Energy Strategy aims to deliver this pledge and to explore further opportunities for improved energy management, where the measures are economically sound and do not impact service pricing for GWMWater customers.

Key skills and experience

  • An approved Electrical Engineering or other appropriate degree and demonstrated relevant experience;
  • Experience in energy management including renewable energy systems and energy efficiency programs;
  • Knowledge of energy market mechanisms and the Victorian electricity regulatory environment;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively contribute to project teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate policies, programs and strategies;
  • Possess high level presentation skills;
  • Possess excellent problem solving skills;
  • Possess a strong background achieving service excellence;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to set and meet targets; and
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the duties and functions specified

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Applications close 28 July 2021

Design & Estimation Program Lead

As the Design & Estimation Program Lead you’ll be responsible for ensuring the effective Scoping/Estimation, design management, commercial strategy and risk management of the Delivery Program Development capital program. In addition you will provide technical mentorship to the Project Managers whilst developing & maintaining internal relationships with program initiators in order to ensure continuity of work.

Some key responsibilities will include;

  • Scoping/Estimation, design management, commercial strategy and risk management of capital program during the estimation phase of the project life cycle.
  • Effectively review, challenge and clarify the project is on track whilst reporting in relation to the initiation, scoping and estimation process to ensure continuity of work.
  • Deliver comprehensive cost estimates for capital projects and maintain cost estimation framework, system and tools to ensure the outcome if fit for purpose.

Key skills and experience

  • Extensive Project Management/Delivery experience
  • Experience in the development of complex construction/delivery methodology to identify and manage projects and commercial risks.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the cost estimation of large multidiscipline programs of works and individual projects.
  • Experience in the management of designs with proven communication and consultation skills across complex subjects at all levels.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a relevant tertiary qualification in the civil or environmental disciplines.

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Applications close 28 July 2021

Chief Information Security Officer

As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) you’ll be responsible for governance and oversight of cybersecurity across all aspects of digital technology (including IT and OT).

The role has ownership of the development, maintenance and execution of Melbourne Water’s enterprise-wide Cyber Security strategy. This strategy must align with the Melbourne Water Digital Strategy, the Victorian Government Cyber Security Strategy 2016-202x, and the objectives of the recently appointed Victorian Government Water Services sector CISO.

You will have accountability for the strategy’s execution and implementation, as well as responsibility for a cybersecurity assurance function. You will act as an advocate and champion for cybersecurity across the organisation.  This will include influencing key stakeholders, driving appropriate behaviour and culture changes, building awareness through effective communication, and leading the strengthening of cybersecurity knowledge and capability across the workforce.

Key skills and experience:

  • Senior Level experience in leading an Cyber Security and IT Risk teams within a large and complex organisation.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to influence,  provide strategic advice and guidance.
  • Significant experience in business partnering or consulting, utilizing a services design orientation and a strong demonstrable customer focus, with a natural ability to explain complex technical and security issues in a simple, straightforward manner.
  • Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification in CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO27001 LA and/or CRISC.

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Applications close 1 August 2021

Cyber Security Architect

As Cyber Security Architect you will provide security architecture leadership, including planning and governance, implementation and use of digital technology. You will work closely with the business at a senior level to facilitate Architecture options analysis and decisions to ensure solutions are designed to meet business security needs, project and program requirements as aligned to the Digital Strategy. This role is key to engagement and communication between the Business and technology Stakeholders to ensure solutions are secure, are consistent with the architecture principles and support the Digital Strategy.

Key skills and experience:

  • Experience of developing security architectures across operational technology and information technology.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance and information security management frameworks such as IS027001, SABSA,  NIST 800, and Australian government frameworks like the Protective Security Policy Framework and the Information Security Manual.
  • Experience developing security solutions working across a range of security domains and technologies including cloud, data protection, identity and access management, vulnerability management, encryption endpoints, network, and perimeter controls.
  • Appreciation of all phases of standard IT project methodologies (Waterfall and Agile).
  • Sophisticated conceptual analysis and problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent professional experience.

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Applications close 1 August 2021

Water Systems Coordinator

The Water Systems Coordinator plays a key role in the effective and efficient functioning of water resource and water quality activities within Operations group and across the Corporation.  The role leads a team and requires ongoing development and maintenance of the Corporation’s Drinking Water Quality Management System as well as implementation of operational systems improvements in relation to water resource and safe drinking water compliance and strategy.

Key skills and experience:

  • experience and knowledge relating to delivery of Safe Drinking Water, including Quality Management Systems
  • experience and knowledge relating to Water Resource Management, for example monitoring of bulk entitlements and water trading
  • knowledge of water treatment and reticulation processes
  • experienced oral and written reporting capability to a diverse audience, including senior management, government agencies and peers
  • experience leading a team

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Applications close 1 August 2021

Senior Project Officer
(Website Manager)

Fixed term until 30 June 2022

The Senior Project Officer will provide expert project or program support to the Manager Implementation in delivering the Building Consumer Information & Support Program (BCISP). The position will be part of a team managing implementation of the first year of the program which includes the delivery of single ‘front-door' website across six key building agencies that interact with building consumers.

The position will lead the implementation of the new website, which will involve planning, implementing and managing the website once launched and liaising with key stakeholder agencies in the process. The role may also be involved in the development of implementation plans, governance frameworks and further funding submissions/business cases to secure funding for further roll-out of the program beyond 2021/22.

Key skills and experience:

  • Relevant qualification in Information Technology / Website Design desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, designing, implementing, managing and maintaining websites.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising and conducting research with product owners, users and other stakeholders to achieve project outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing application and platform support, and to create and maintain automated tests - to ensure quality standards are met and maintained.

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Applications close 28 July 2021

Accountant / Financial System Administrator

A rare opportunity to join our organisation in this long-held position awaits an experienced accounting professional. We are eager to inject a team player who brings a positive vibe and will thrive on being responsible for the administration of the Corporation’s Financial Management Information System.

Degree qualifications in Accounting (or equivalent) is complemented with extensive Accounting or Finance industry experience along with strong system admin experience in a finance or related ERP system.

Reporting to the Manager – Finance you will be responsible for the administration of the Corporation’s Financial Management Information System.

This support will include general accounting, reporting and process improvements, preparation of monthly reports and variance analysis against budgets for department managers. In addition, you will be responsible for investment and loan portfolio management, supporting monthly trading results, annual budgets and annual accounts preparation.

An ability to drive business improvement will be well regarded to enhance the delivery of financial services across the organisation.

You will be joining a stable and multidisciplinary team and will be afforded the ability to work flexibly, in line with GVW’s flexible working policy.

Key skills and experience:

  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent is essential
  • CPA of CA professional membership is essential
  • Extensive experience in the Accounting or Finance Industry
  • Previous experience in system administration of a Finance or related ERP system
  • Previous experience with Business Intelligence reporting tool is desirable
  • Highly proficient in the use of MS Office Suite. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Proven ability to engage collaboratively, influence and negotiate with a range of stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills across all levels
  • Possess a drive to succeed
  • Ability to work autonomously, high standard of accuracy and manage your time effectively
  • Get a buzz out of problem solving and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Beyond passionate about providing a positive customer experience
  • Strong OHS commitment and focus
  • A current motor vehicle licence is essential

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Applications close 23 July 2021

Manager Water Supply

Southern Rural Water is currently seeking a driven individual with outstanding leadership capability, who is committed to continuous improvement to fulfill the role of Manager Water Supply.

Reporting directly to the General Manager Service Delivery, this position manages a business unit of 40 employees with 4 direct reports, responsible for a recurrent operational budget of $6.2 million and capital expenditure of approximately $2 million.

The Manager Water Supply is responsible for ensuring the delivery of outstanding service to our irrigation and industrial customers supplied through our regulated supply systems. The successful candidate for this position will have exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and sound knowledge of emergency and operational management.

Key skills and experience:

  • A sound knowledge of business, particularly operational and financial management and performance management.
  • The capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with customer, stakeholders, and regulators.
  • The ability to lead and motivate staff, including optimising resources and the ability to successfully implement and manage change.
  • Success in working with complex legislation and the ability to explain technical information to a range of audiences.
  • Tertiary Degree qualified in a relevant discipline or equivalent practical experience (essential)
  • Post graduate qualifications in business or related discipline (desirable)

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Applications close 8 August 2021

Senior Civil Engineer

We are looking for an experienced Senior Civil Engineer to lead a team within our Project Services Team to deliver civil design and quality assurance services and projects related to GMW infrastructure. This is a great time to make the move to regional Victoria for a different lifestyle, career opportunities and challenge.

Whilst water experience is useful we are looking for transferrable skills, a willingness to learn and people who align with our values of excellence, honesty, accountability, courage and caring.

Key skills and experience:

  • Focus on ‘customer’ care;
  • Ability to see stakeholders’ point of view
  • Clear communicator with excellent listening skills
  • Drive for excellence in process improvement
  • Commercial orientation, proactively seeking out profitable business opportunities
  • Able to give and receive feedback
  • Problem solving skills
  • Leads by example
  • Ability to simplify complex information

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Applications close 3 August 2021

Procurement Manager

Based in Tatura, with the availability to work flexibly, you’ll join the Business and Finance team, and be responsible for the development and implementation of efficient procurement and contract management strategies, as well successfully delivering tendering processes for major civil construction works.

Possessing high level analytical skills, you’ll provide strategic advice to internal stakeholders in relation to associated risk, cost analysis and supply market demands. As the prime owner of the supplier contractual relationships you will liaise with suppliers to sustain value throughout the life of each contract, as well as maintaining a contract management database.

We’d love to hear from you if enjoy building strong collaborative partnerships, and you have extensive experience in procurement and contracting methodologies and Supplier Panel governance.

Key skills and experience

  • Strong skills and experience of procurement processes
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen skills
  • Proven experience in driving continuous improvement / transformation (procurement)
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills.
  • Resilient and capable of managing ambiguity
  • Highly developed oral and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience with partnering with the business to produce commercial outcomes
  • Strong customer focus skills

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Applications close 2 August 2021

Data Governance Manager

As the newly established role within Melbourne Water, the Data Governance Manager will be responsible for leading and managing a new team accountable for driving the implementation of the data governance approach throughout the business. Within the role you will focus on leading the delivery of an enterprise data governance framework incorporating data principles, policies, standards and practices.

Melbourne Water has commenced its journey through the design of a data custodianship model, and this role will be accountable for influencing and leading its successful implementation.

Melbourne Water are embracing blended working with a combination of working from home, and from our 990 La Trobe Street office.

Key skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in  the design, creation, implementation and management of a data governance activities
  • Strong understanding of the range of information related compliance obligations for which Melbourne Water is required to comply
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate with, and engage all levels of management from Board, Senior leaders, to data owners and stewards
  • Sound understanding of data management trends and best practices
  • Functional understanding of Enterprise Architecture foundations and principles
  • Proven understanding of Information Modelling techniques
  • Budget and contract management experience
  • Tertiary qualification in Information/Data Management, Information Science or relevant Information Technology area

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Applications close 27 July 2021

Data & Analytics Platforms Manager

As the Data & Analytics Platforms Manager you will be responsible for overseeing a team that designs and continuously develops, automates, enhances and provides day to day support of Melbourne Waters data and analytics platforms, ensuring ongoing improvements and efficiencies in line with rapidly evolving data and associated regulatory requirements.

Within this full time role you will also lead the execution of Melbourne Water’s strategy for the deployment and use of a new unified data store, enabling complex data to be more accessible, integrated, understandable and usable to our business.

Melbourne Water are embracing blended working with a combination of working from home, and from our 990 La Trobe Street office.

Key skills and experience

  • Extensive experience enhancing and overseeing data and analytics platforms (Including data lakes, data warehouse and BI solutions)
  • Subject matter expert in the fields of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and applying it to create business insights
  • Proven experience in managing a highly successful team, with proven ability to meet strict timeframes
  • Proficient in data modelling techniques including industry standards and best practices
  • Extensive experience developing, managing and supporting ETL frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and an aptitude to try new concepts, interpret themes and insights and design an experience that makes complex insights more intuitive for the users
  • Established experience in the data governance activities related to data and analytics platforms
  • Tertiary qualification in Information/Data Management, Information Science or relevant Information Technology area

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Applications close 27 July 2021

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