Senior Asset Practitioner, Flood Risk Reduction

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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 Area Lead Flood Risk Reduction 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 exciting full time role will be based at our 990 La Trobe Street Head Office, and working from home. As the Senior Asset Practitioner, Flood Risk Reduction you will be working as part of the Catchment Asset Management team.

This role will be responsible for providing advanced technical advice and support to the Area Lead in applying best practice asset management in the development of integrated 3-5 year rolling investment programs that deliver the required flood risk reduction services in line with the Port Philip and Westernport Flood Strategy.

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, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other culturally diverse backgrounds.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Detailed understanding of flooding and flood risk reduction mechanisms.
  • Able to interrogate results from hydrologic and hydraulic modelling studies (reports and GIS)
  • Experience in developing effective networks and proven judgement in a diverse and complex multiagency delivery environment. 
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills which adds value to business and customers
  • Experience in working in senior roles in high performing teams.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification in Civil Engineering or other relevant area.  

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position_Description_-_Senior_Asset_Practitioner_Flood_Risk_Reduction.pdf

How to apply

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

Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2022 at 11:55pm AEST

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

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