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Transition Project Manager

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Melbourne - Docklands
Engineering, Environment, Legal, Operations and Maintenance, Project Management

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 Manager, Delivery Works Execution 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 Transition Project Manager, Field Services Panel you’ll be responsible for managing a small team whilst planning and managing the efficient and effective delivery of the end to end transition process from the existing arrangements to the new operating model.

The Field Services Panel covers the field services and field civil required to deliver the Waterways & Catchment Delivery program on Melbourne Water’s waterways, drainage network, water supply catchments and some water supply assets.

You will Oversee and develop tasks and responsibilities of the team to ensure a seamless contract transition and delivery, ensuring strong alignment with the Field Services Panel team delivering the procurement activity whilst working collaboratively with the 25 Service Providers to achieve customer, and regulatory objectives during the transition period.

*This role is a 12 month fixed term contract until October 2022*

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

  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Extensive experience in the delivery of transition strategies that support the implementation of large, complex business transformation programs of work is essential
  • Demonstrated experience with transition and change management including process, system and business implementations for government organisations or large, complex private sectors with high value contract management.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills with exceptional time management and problem solving ability.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a Tertiary qualification in either Engineering, Finance, Law, Economics or similar discipline relevant to contract and change management or equivalent experience

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position Description - Transition Project Manager Field Services .pdf

How to apply

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

Closing date: Tuesday 28th September 2021 at 11:55pm AEST

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

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