Senior Asset Practitioner Catchment Security

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Fixed Term Contract
Melbourne - Docklands
Environment, Legal, 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 Area Lead – Catchment & Land 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

As the Senior Asset Practitioner Catchment Security you’ll be responsible for managing the program to protect Melbourne’s water supply catchments from unauthorised entry and provide broader compliance and enforcement subject matter expertise at Melbourne Water. Within the role you will apply best practice asset management in the development of integrated 3-5 year rolling investment programs to manage the risk to Melbourne’s drinking water quality from unauthorised entry. This is a 3 year fixed term contract.      

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

  • Experience with compliance, enforcement activities and prosecution.
  • Knowledge of managing natural and/or water resources
  • Experience in collaborative work both within a large organisation as well as across partner organisations
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills which adds value to business and customers.
  • Coordination, prioritisation and time management skills to deliver on long-term objectives while managing day-to-day challenges within tight timeframes and work unsupervised.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with all stakeholders and to prepare and deliver information to an audience in a professional manner.
  • Experience in supporting a healthy, safe and supportive work environment
  • A commitment to self-awareness, self-reflection and ongoing personal development.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a tertiary qualification in Forestry/Biological Sciences/ Security or Enforcement or a related technical discipline.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position_Description - Senior Asset Practitioner Catchment Security (1).docx

How to apply

To apply for this three year fixed term contract please click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Monday 8 March 2021 at 11:55pm AEST

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


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