Project Manager Development

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Permanent Full Time
Melbourne - Docklands
Engineering, 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, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterways 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 Program Team Leader 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 maximum potential.

The Role

As a Project Manager within Major Program Delivery you will be responsible for achieving business benefits from the delivery of the capital program by implementing best practice systems, processes and procurement methodologies.

Your experience as a Project Manager will ensure all allocated projects within the Program are delivered safely, efficiently, on time, to budget and meet the required business quality and functional requirements.

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

  • Application of project management, change management and interpersonal skills to projects which are generally of strategic importance to Melbourne Water and key stakeholders and have large numbers of/or complex engagement models.
  • Significant knowledge and demonstrated expertise in design and construction and project management of multi-disciplinary projects; and multiple concurrent projects (or program) with substantial experience in effectively managing significant technical, environmental, social, reputational impacts and negotiating and resolving commercial and contractual issues.
  • Demonstrated experience across the project lifecycle, covering initiation, planning, execution and closure.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and management of various contract delivery models including the management of multiple stakeholders in the complex contractual arrangements across both design and construction functions.
  • Proven consultation and negotiation skills, proven ability to build relationships and influence and communicate effectively about complex or sensitive subjects of strategic importance at all levels

A relevant tertiary degree alongside a competency-based project management certification with a relevant local or international professional organization such as AIPM, IPMA, GAPPS or equivalent is highly desirable.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description

How to apply

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

Closing date: 30 June 2022 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment and Working with Children Check is required for this position.

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


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