Senior Asset Manager

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Permanent Full Time
Melbourne - Docklands
Environment, Other, Planning, 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, 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 Waterway Services Area Lead 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 ongoing role as Senior Asset Manager – Form and Connectivity, you’ll be responsible for leading the continued delivery of Melbourne Waters waterway asset management approach with a focus on best practice management of the form and habitat (geomorphology) and connectivity (fish passage) of our regions waterways.

You will be responsible for developing forward programs of work and constituent projects that will deliver on ground outcomes of improved waterway form and habitat and passage for native fish species in accordance with priorities in the regions Healthy Waterways Strategy (2018-28).

You will develop plans for and oversee the roll out of capital and operational investment in constructing (new) and maintaining (existing) waterway structures (assets) that have been designed to manage the form, habitat and fish passage of our regions waterways.

You will also enjoy working collaboratively with a wide range of people across the business and waterway management industry in the 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.


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

  • With experience in waterway management, ideally with a focus on form and habitat (geomorphology) and connectivity (fish passage) you will have demonstrated ability in applying your relevant technical knowledge and skills.
  • With great communication and interpersonal skills you will have demonstrated ability in working influentially and collaboratively with others across the business to develop and coordinate the roll-out of programs of work and to initiate and manage investigations and works projects.
  • With great time management and problem solving skills you will have demonstrated ability in being well-organized and working autonomously to plan, prioritise and deliver your work schedule and tasks.
  • With experience in using sound judgement and analytical skills to make decisions you will have demonstrated ability in managing complex assignments

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a Tertiary qualification in Ecology/Biological Sciences/Natural Resource Management, engineering or related technical discipline.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description:  Position_Description_-_Senior_Asset_Practitioner_Form__Connectivity.docx

How to apply

To apply for this position please click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Sunday 29 November 2020 at 11:55pm AEST

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

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