Area Lead Infrastructure Asset Planning

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Melbourne - Docklands

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 Tohi Otimi the Team Leader for Asset Planning and Performance, Water & Sewerage 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 Area Lead, Infrastructure Asset Planning be responsible for providing daily technical and people leadership, co-ordination, oversight and guidance to a team of asset managers to deliver and drive effective and efficient Asset Management outcomes for the applicable portfolio. The portfolio of assets encompasses drinking water supply, sewerage and drainage assets.

In this exciting fast paced leadership role you will oversee management of workloads, day-to-day completion of team member tasks against work plans, and supporting development of team members. You will ensure alignment of asset management activities and approach across other Asset Management teams. As Area Lead you will also manage your own portfolio of asset management functions.

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

  • Thorough knowledge and experience within or closely aligned to the work for which the Area Lead is responsible.
  • Knowledge and proven application of general asset management processes and risk assessment techniques related to large scale infrastructure management.
  • Knowledge and proven experience in Whole of Life Asset Management and large scale infrastructure planning.
  • Ability to critically explore and analyse solution options and associated financials.
  • Developed and demonstrated knowledge of asset portfolio.
  • Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification in engineering.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File PD - Area Lead Infrastructure Asset Planning.pdf

How to apply

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

Closing date: 5 Dec 2021 at 11:55pm AEST

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

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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