Network Transfer Technician

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Permanent Full Time
Preston Reservoir Office
Engineering, Operations and Maintenance, Other, Property

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Outages and Asset Integration Lead you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

As the Network Transfer Technician you’ll be responsible for ensuring optimal operation of the water transfer network. The network transfer officer will have broad understanding of hydraulic engineering concepts and will provide advice and expertise in bulk water transfer across the Melbourne region. Within the role you will provide support in the planning, coordination and delivery of the outage program, integration of new transfer assets, and maintenance of existing transfer assets, and in the delivery of new programs to ensure optimum efficiency of the network.

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Detailed knowledge of Water Supply Operations with a minimum of Water Supply Operator Certificate Level 3, with relevant experience and/or engineering qualification with relevant experience in water transfer or treatment.
  • Broad demonstrable understanding of hydraulic engineering fundamentals, the principles of water hydraulics, transfer networks and transfer process and procedures.
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to balance priorities.
  • Competent in program scheduling and project management.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven ability to deliver on ground practical results.
  • A working knowledge of Safe Drinking Water legislation/regulations and Australian water quality guidelines.
  • Proven ability to provide a high level of customer service, and contribute to a positive, constructive and supportive team environment.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a Certificate 3 in Water Supply (or willingness to obtain), along with a valid Victorian Driver’s License.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File PD - Network Transfer Officer.pdf

How to apply

Click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Thursday 29 October 2020 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment is required for this position.

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