Senior Property Officer Sales and Acquisitions

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Permanent Full Time
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 the Land Sales Manager 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

In this 12 month parental leave cover, as the Senior Property Officer you will support the management of Melbourne Water’s land sales and acquisition programs and conduct other property management functions such that Melbourne Water’s Corporate Plan and Business Plan objectives are fulfilled.

In this role you will:

  • Implementing and project managing assigned land sales and acquisitions projects to achieve operational targets set by the business. 
  • Assessing the current status of surplus land assets, and developing and implementing disposal strategies for the sale of surplus land assets.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the progress of projects, project budgets, resourcing and performance.

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

  • Proven project management abilities, including work flow prioritization, respond to competing demands, manage multiple activities simultaneously and meeting objectives and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of property management matters, including the application of relevant legislation and government policies, is highly desirable.
  • Financial management experience including experience using accounting software to enable
  • Briefing, engaging and managing specialist service providers;
  • Application of relevant legislation
  • Demonstrated organizational and growth mindset.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with relevant property experience and knowledge in the areas of  Land sales and/or acquisitions advantageous.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description

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Closing date: 27 JANUARY 2022 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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