Area Lead Integrated Water Management

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Permanent Full Time
Melbourne - Docklands
Environment, Science, Planning

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 Team Leader Integrated Networks 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

The role of Area Lead Integrated Water Management is an exciting opportunity to work on transformative, leading-edge IWM projects across Melbourne. The role requires strong collaboration, negotiation and leadership, and the ability to adapt your communication style to a broad range of audiences. Whilst the role will be working across the technical aspects of delivering large-scale IWM projects, a background in planning or economics could also be complementary to the team of engineers and scientists.

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

  • Strong understanding and experience of current world leading practice in IWM, including the waterways, drainage, sewerage and water networks
  • Demonstrated experience in delivery of project management; planning and implementation, preparation of strategic plans and major business cases, submissions and reports, and monitoring and evaluation of the whole of the water cycle services.
  • Previous experience in drainage, stormwater and water balance modelling including Water and sewer network modelling
  • Understanding and experience in SEPHA checklist preparation, Risk Assessment, including Safety in Planning.
  • Commercial awareness across cost estimation & cost benefit analysis.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification in Engineering, Science or Planning.

The ideal candidate will bring extensive and proven skills in integrated water management, be able to solve problems and have a demonstrated ability to deliver outcomes.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description

How to apply

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

Closing date: 29 November 2020 at 11:55pm AEST

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


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