Leading Hand Natural Resource Management

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Fixed Term Contract
Melbourne - Northern Region
Engineering, Environment, Operations and Maintenance

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 Supervisor, 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 Leading Hand for Waterways and Land Delivery, Works Execution you’ll be responsible for providing in field oversight to crews for delivery of natural resources management and civil maintenance and project works on Melbourne Water’s Waterways and Land assets.

Key accountabilities include;

  • To work with and provide in field oversight of crews undertaking various on-ground activities.
  • Accountable for meeting specified quality, timeliness, budgetary and compliance requirements including improvement initiatives and support to the wider team.

We currently have two fixed term contracts available, one is a six month contract and one a 12 month 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

  • Demonstrated experience and capabilities working with and leading crews in a Civil, NRM and/or Land Management, grass management, construction/maintenance environment.
  • Other qualifications such as Industry White Card, Chainsaw Ticket, Confined Space Entry, Fall Prevention, Plant Machinery competency, etcAbility to work and contribute in a team environment to improve processes, deliver safe outcomes and manage multiple activities simultaneously
  • Operation of a range of hand and power tools.
  • Sound interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of people including external organisations and with the general public
  • Perform routine maintenance on tools and equipment whilst assigning tasks to crew members based on skills, and strengths.
  • Provide support to Supervisor for mentoring and coaching team members in behaviours in line with relevant Code of Conduct

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a Certificate/ Diploma in Civil/Environmental disciplines or relevant related work experience

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

How to apply

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

Closing date: Sunday 27th June 2021 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health/Medical Assessment is required for this position, you will also require a current Victorian Driver’s License as travel around the North East Region will be required.

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