Area Lead Process & Plant Improvements

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Permanent Full Time
Eastern Treatment Plant
Engineering, Operations and Maintenance, 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, Process & Technical Support 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 is based at our Eastern Treatment Plant (ETP) in Bangholme. As the Area Lead, Process & Plant Improvement you’ll be responsible for initiating and driving improvements which deliver increased performance with respect to reliable sewage treatment and recycled water services, environmental and safety performance, community and customer expectations and reduced operational expenditure.

Within this role you will ensure compliance with all Melbourne Water systems, policies and procedures and specifically Occupational Health and Safety, Environment, Product Quality Management Systems. Your extensive experience and qualifications as a Process Engineer will see you succeed within this role.

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

  • Knowledge and experience of principles of wastewater and recycled water production treatment processes desirable
  • Ability to draw on industry knowledge and other industry resources, for example by conducting independent literature reviews and through established industry networks
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and exercise judgement into decision making processes
  • Proven people management experience, and the ability to  provide leadership to technical and non-technical professionals
  • Experience with control systems (such as PCS7)
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality reports and procedures. Well-developed presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical skills and experience with setting operational benchmarks and KPIs

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a Tertiary qualification in Process Engineering, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position Description - Area Lead, Process & Plant Improvements.pdf

How to apply

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

Closing date: Sunday 3 July 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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