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.
For more details or to apply, please follow the links supplied.

Lead Project Manager

Lead a team delivering a number of projects related to GMW infrastructure within our irrigation and water storages ensuring successful project outcomes including option evaluation, design, construction and commissioning activities.

You have:

  • Degree in Engineering or Project Management
  • Extensive experience in the delivery of infrastructure projects in the Dams, Water and/or Irrigation sector
  • Extensive experience in management of Contractors and Consultants
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety
  • Extensive experience with Project Management reporting systems

Key Skills & Experiences:

  • 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 Friday 30 October 2020.

Senior Project Engineer

We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineer to join us as a Senior Project Engineer. You will be focused upon defining, designing and implementing infrastructure construction projects. This position plays a key role in supporting the delivery of North East Water's capital investment program by dynamically responding and leading in an environment of emerging needs.

Water infrastructure assets are inherently long lived, so their design and operation must be underpinned by sound, professionally engineered solutions, and confidence in the capability to do this consistently is a key outcome. To achieve this outcome, it requires systematic principals of engineering and project management to be adhered to in the development and delivery of significant investment projects, year on year. You will create certainty via remaining cognisant of the status of your team’s allocated projects thus enabling the delivery of infrastructure within acceptable limits of accuracy surrounding time and cost estimates.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years' relevant experience with a proven track record in engineering design, procurement and project management, and have a high level of financial/commercial understanding.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of engineering principals, ideally supporting water and wastewater systems.
  • Eligibility for admission to Engineers Australia, Australian Institute of Project Management or other industry related professional body.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to organise and use resources in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • You must hold a tertiary qualification recognised by Engineers Australia in an Electrical Engineering discipline, as well as 10 years' relevant experience.

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Applications close Wednesday 4 November 2020.

Learning Experience Manager

The Learning Experience Manager will design the learning experience strategy that meets the current and future needs of our business, supports the People Strategy and ultimately inspires the growth of our people.


  • Leading the strategic direction for the learning and development (L&D) service offering
  • Designing and implement the learning road map to uplift the capability of our people leaders, including programs to on-board new leaders and develop potential leaders’ skillsets
  • Identify the highest impact ways to grow knowledge, including low cost digital solutions for a hybrid work environment with competing priorities.
  • Evaluate individual roles and organisational needs to identify training requirements and development needs
  • Create and implement career development programs to nurturing high potential talent and supporting succession and critical role plans
  • Design and implement a mentoring program that develops our people
  • Manage the skills development and progression programs (e.g. Senior Engineer, Step etc..) and continue to develop into best practice programs
  • Create and implement the induction and onboarding programs, guided by business strategy and values and purposefully designed to set our people up for success.
  • Support and coach leaders to develop meaningful development plans for their team members.

Applications close Sunday 25 October 2020

Senior Financial Modelling Analyst

This position provides strategic insights to inform City West Water’s decision making by understanding the drivers of City West Water’s operational and financial performance. The position is part of a team that drives the provision of valued services to City West Water’s customers by ensuring City West Water generates sufficient revenue to run its operations, invest in new assets to deliver the services that customers expect while providing a fair return to the shareholder. The position uses a range of skills and techniques including analysis of financial and operating performance, forecasting, scenario analysis, financial benchmarking, and analysis of key financial metrics.

The role will initially commence as a work from home arrangement and will require you to have reliable internet connectivity so you could access City West Water programs required to fulfil the role accountabilities. The position is permanently based out of our Footscray office post COVID-19.

Applications close 26 October 2020

Manager Finance & Commercial Services

Reporting to the General Manager Corporate Services, the Manager Finance & Commercial Services will work with the executive leadership team and Board to optimise financial performance and further strengthen the financial sustainability of SGW. With responsibility for financial planning, reporting and measurement, you will oversee the finance function to ensure the organisation is well connected and can deliver high quality services for customers. Together with your team, you will bring a strong focus on continuous improvement, including automating processes and systems to improve financial controls and enhance the overall operations of the finance function. In addition to managing the finance team, you will also oversee procurement and work closely with management across each of the business units to find efficiencies. This role will provide you with the opportunity to interact closely with the Board to strengthen the financial health of the organisation by leveraging efficiencies and commercial opportunities with key partners.

To succeed in this role, you will be an experienced people leader, a motivated self-starter, and passionate about inspiring teams and delivering excellent internal customer service. You will be able to engage with the business to drive continuous improvement and business process efficiencies to enhance the business’ sustainability. With CPA/CA qualifications (or equivalent), you will have the ability to generate creative solutions for varied financial issues and effectively communicate advice. You will be an engaging and proactive leader, with extensive experience in strategic financial management, as well as broader business management.

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For a confidential discussion, please contact Carla Bent on 0422 582 992 from Davidson who is partnering with SGW on this search

Senior Strategic Land & Waterways Planner

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Strategic Land & Waterways Planning team as a Senior Strategic Land & Waterways Planner. Ideally you'll have experience in open space planning/ land use planning and master-planning and be keen to help develop future direction and internal policy for land use, including Melbourne Water’s role in enhancing social outcomes for the community.

This role will see you:

  • Develop future direction and internal policy for land use, including Melbourne Water’s role in enhancing social outcomes for the community.
  • Develop future directions for land and waterways through master-planning.
  • Coordinate service performance standards for Melbourne Water’s Service Delivery teams to deliver integrated customer outcomes through the co-creation of plans, positions, programs, tools and guidelines.
  • Determine the full value of our land and waterway assets and take advantage of new opportunities to enhance land and waterway management outcomes for liveability.
  • Build, maintain and enhance positive stakeholder relationships and strategic partnerships for land and waterway strategic planning.

Skills and Experience

    • Experience in open space planning/ land use planning and master-planning.
    • Experience in analysis and interpretation of data and environmental scanning, to assist the identification of strategic opportunities and challenges for social outcomes.
    • Skills in identifying, developing and implementing business plans, frameworks and tools.
    • Experience using GIS systems to create new layers, analyse data/ layers and develop maps
    • Experience in development, delivery and evaluation of ambiguous projects, including demonstrated flexibility to manage complex and often competing priorities within strict timelines

    Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification in Strategic Planning, Land Management Science and other related fields or experience.

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Applications close 21 October 2020.

Senior Process Engineer (Strategic Planning)

As the Senior Process Engineer (Strategic Planning) you’ll be responsible for leading strategic projects to set the direction for the future of two of Australia’s largest wastewater treatment plants and enable the achievement of Melbourne Water’s goals associated with energy, greenhouse gas emissions reduction and resource recovery. You will also be responsible for engaging with customers and stakeholders to seek their input to and influence the strategic direction of these services.

This is an opportunity to be part of a transformational change aimed at shifting our sewerage system from a once-through disposal system to a resource recovery system that contributes to Melbourne’s circular economy.

Skills and Experience

  • Outstanding analytical skills and an ability to aggressively pursue agreed objectives and uses sound problem solving skills to overcome obstacles whilst remaining resilient.
  • Ability to work through ambiguity to deliver clear, pragmatic outcomes.
  • Demonstrable experience delivering strategic projects and/or implementing strategy.
  • Advanced judgement and decision-making which is objective, evidence-based and applies integrated thinking to deliver the best ‘whole-of-system’ outcome.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage internal and external resources (scientists, engineers, contractors, specialist consultants), including developing project briefs, assessing proposals, communicating expectations and strategic intent, providing relevant and appropriate input to projects, and project management.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with wastewater process engineering associated with large and complex wastewater treatment plants and resource recovery infrastructure is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory environments, guidelines, health and safety issues and customer requirements related to wastewater, recycled water and biosolids services is preferred.
  • Proactive approach to technical professional development, including keeping up-to-date with industry developments that influence our strategic plans and outcomes.
  • Self-led, takes accountability for delivering outstanding service by actively prioritising workload and contributes to a high performance culture in the team.
  • Openly seeks feedback from peers, stakeholders and managers and is prepared to provide feedback to and coaching of less experienced team members to raise overall team skill level.
  • Fostering of constructive and inclusive relationships with both internal and external customers and stakeholders, and demonstrable ability to negotiate and influence others to deliver agreed project outcomes.
  • A positive and open mindset towards change including changing internal and external environments.
  • Identifies and where appropriate implements opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation. Challenges the status quo courageously, clearly and constructively.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification preferably in Chemical (Process) or other appropriate engineering or science disciplines.

Applications close 3 November 2020

Communication Specialist

The Communication Specialist is an integral member of the Strategic Communications Division and is responsible for developing and implementing communication and engagement strategies for the Digital Metering Program.

You will help shape the experience for our customers as we roll out new digital water meters and play a key role to ensure we deliver an amazing experience for our customers. You’ll have a passion for producing engaging written and visual communications, as well as providing communications advice and assistance to the project team.


  • Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications and engagement plan for the roll out of digital water meters to customers
  • Use the trial experiences and results to continuously update the strategic communications and engagement plan with the most effective messaging and engagement strategy, including incorporating any additional customer experience research and design
  • Monitor the impact of communications in the trials underway and the upcoming large-scale trial to ensure messages are received, understood and have had the desired effect
  • Develop and implement communications and engagement for further trial scenarios
  • Provide communications and engagement advice and assistance to the business to ensure the achievement of agreed project, change management, cultural, and reputational outcomes
  • Develop trusting, productive relationships across the organisation, and with external stakeholders
  • Ability to lead and coordinate multiple people managing communications activities to ensure alignment
  • Identify opportunities to improve communication channels, leveraging emerging technologies where appropriate to engage and inform staff
  • Develop and coordinate internal and external communication channels (e.g. information sessions, workshops, general meetings, intranet, etc.) to ensure high levels of engagement, in collaboration with the Change Manager
  • Work collaboratively with key staff and managers, including the Joint Digital Metering Program representatives, to ensure consistency and accuracy of messages and sharing of communication, in line with best practice communication processes
  • Represent Yarra Valley Water on the Joint Program Customer and Stakeholder Working Group and provide input into joint program activities and deliverables including collating responses from key Yarra Valley Water staff
  • Identify and manage risks associated with the communications and engagement initiatives, including the development of appropriate risk mitigation measures

Applications close Sunday 25 October 2020.

Financial Accounting Team Leader

Reporting to the Financial Services Manager, the role will see you manage a small specialised team of Accountants. The role focuses on managing Tax, Treasury, Assets and Financial Compliance and Reporting (monthly, annually, regulatory and government). The role is pivotal to providing financial information to stakeholders and ensuring the business is compliant with all finance related compliance and external reporting obligations.  The role will also act as the second in charge to the Financial Services Manager.

The role will initially commence as a work from home arrangement and will require you to have reliable internet connectivity so you could access City West Water programs required to fulfil the role accountabilities. The position is permanently based out of our Footscray office post COVID-19.

About you:

  • A “hands-on” agile leader
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and leading a customer focused team
  • Ability to translate and simplify complex information
  • Experience in the implementation of new accounting standards
  • Demonstrated ability to continually prepare reporting and other deliverables to a high-quality standard and within tight timeframes
  • Proven experience in leading and managing a small, diverse team of specialised personnel
  • High attention to detail and demonstrated experience with driving operational efficiencies, process improvements and innovation
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting/Finance and membership of CPA Australia/ICA.

Applications close 28 October 2020.

Group Finance Manager

The Group Finance Manager will provide expert financial management advice to support senior managers and stakeholders on all aspects relating to the Group. The position leads a dedicated team of financial management and performance professionals with specific divisional and Group-wide responsibilities, which include applying government financial management legislation and frameworks, and utilising financial position and analysis to create business insights that support group outcomes.

About you:

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and Knowledge and Skills sections.


  • Business management experience in the public or private sector.
  • An appropriate business or finance related qualification is desirable.

Applications close 1 November 2020.

Three senior roles have become available in the Project Delivery and Partnerships section within the Infrastructure and Delivery Business Group. Two people leader positions: Major Government Works Team Leader and Project Delivery Team Leader as well as a Senior Project Manager role, within the Major Projects team.

The Project Delivery and Partnerships section delivers a significant portion of CWW’s infrastructure capital works, including all major and complex projects, and its performance has a significant impact on service delivery standards and the community as well as financial performance and reputation. The operating model seeks to support a human-centred approach to delivery partnerships, multi-disciplinary capability and a culture that enables new ways of working and innovation whilst maintaining appropriate technical oversight to capital works processes and the creation of water, sewerage and alternative water infrastructure.

Project Delivery Team Leader

The position exists to enable exceptional service delivery at City West Water; to lead a team to deliver a designated infrastructure works program to time, cost and quality requirements.

The role delivers on our non-negotiables of project delivery (safety, reliability, compliance regulated standards for infrastructure quality, water quality and environmental protection) while also playing a leadership role in project management capability development, stakeholder relationships and partnerships in the delivery of customer-centric services.

As part of the Project Delivery Leadership Team, the position supports the Project Delivery & Partnerships Manager to drive a culture that places customers first, focuses on high performance and developing our people.

Senior Project Manager

The position exists to enable exceptional service delivery at City West Water by providing leadership in the delivery and completion of designated infrastructure works projects to time, cost and quality requirements.

The role delivers on our non-negotiables of project delivery (safety, reliability, compliance with regulated standards for infrastructure quality, water quality and environmental protection), while also playing a leadership role in stakeholder relationships and partnerships in the delivery of customer-centric services.

The position supports the Project Delivery & Partnerships Leadership Team in driving a culture that places customers first, focuses on high performance and developing our people.

The recruitment for all three roles is being managed through Public Sector People.
For more information or to apply, contact Paul Gleeson on 0420 979 409 or

Applications close 12 October 2020

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