Waterways & Land Officer

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Work type:
Fixed Term Contract, Permanent Full Time
Melbourne - South Region
Environment, Other, 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 Regional Services (Lower Yarra) 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

Melbourne Water are recruiting for two Waterways and Land Officers. (One full time role, and one 12 month fixed term contract.) As the Waterways and Land Officer you’ll be responsible for the safe and efficient initiation and delivery of Waterways and Land (W&L) services and programs within a discrete geographic area. Programs include Capital works, Maintenance and incentives programs that deliver improved waterway health, drainage and livability outcomes for the community.

You will provide program-level customer relationship and service delivery interface with external and internal customers (across relevant segments e.g. community groups, local councils, Parks Victoria) within a discrete geographic area and facilitate the resolution of customer issues that aren’t able to be resolved rapidly.

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

  • Experience in waterway, drainage and land management, natural resource management, waterway planning and rehabilitation practices, and with statutory planning processes
  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders and the community in complex environments
  • Demonstrated project and contract management skills and the ability to supervise consultants
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment with motivation and drive to contribute to broader team outcomes along with developing and progressing own program of works

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification in environmental management, environmental science, science, or environmental or civil engineering.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position Description - Waterways and Land Officer.pdf

How to apply

If you would like to apply for one of these two roles please click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form. We request that you include in your application if you are applying for the 12 month fixed term contract, or the full time position.

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

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

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