Chief Information Security Officer

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Melbourne - Docklands
Information Technology

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 Chief Information Officer this critical role will provide strategic leadership enterprise wide. 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 Chief Information Security Officer (CSIO) you'll be responsible for the governance and oversight of the Cyber Security across all aspect of the 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.


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.

Growth & Development

We’re a curious bunch at Melbourne Water and relish any opportunity to learn something new. We are in the business of enhancing life and liveability, which lends itself to re-imagining what’s possible and challenging the status quo. We offer a variety of learning opportunities; from formal development programs, digital learning content and lunch & learns; to visiting our sites and getting to see our initiatives and projects first hand. We believe that learning happens every day, so we support our people to continuously learn and experiment in the flow of their work, designing their own development path.


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

  • 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.


For more information, please see the attached Position Description:Download File PD_Chief Information Security Officer.pdf

How to apply

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

Closing date: 1 August 2021 at 11:55pm AEST

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

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