Area Lead Project Development Water

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Permanent Full Time
Melbourne - Docklands
Engineering, Environment, Other

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, Asset Management, Water 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

This full time role will be working in the Water Asset Management team based out of our Docklands office, and working from home. You will be responsible for providing daily technical and people leadership, co-ordination, oversight and guidance to a team of asset managers to develop business cases and drive effective and efficient Asset Management outcomes for the applicable portfolio.

The role also includes management of workload, day-to-day completion of tasks against work plans, and supporting development of team members as well as ensuring alignment of activities and approach across disciplines through co-ordination with other Area Leads.

Key activities include:

  • Investigation, options assessment, and business case development
  • Development of project Functional Requirements
  • Identification of project risks, opportunities and benefit

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

  • Developed and demonstrated knowledge of asset portfolio.
  • Ability to critically explore and analyse solution options and associated financials.
  • Knowledge and proven application of general asset management processes and risk assessment techniques related to large scale infrastructure management.
  • Demonstrated leadership, co-ordination and guidance abilities in order to achieve outcomes
  • Provide technical and people leadership, guidance and oversight in relation to complex works, projects and programs

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a tertiary qualification in a relevant engineering field.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position_Description-_Area_Lead,_Project_Development,_Water_&_Sewerage.pdf

How to apply

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

Closing date: Sunday 23 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.

Please note Melbourne Water will be enjoying a two week shutdown from the 24th of December through to the 9th of January 2022 and will respond to your application upon returning on the 10th of January 2022.  We wish you and your family a safe and happy festive season.


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