Flood Developer Assessments Area Manager

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Melbourne - Docklands

The Central Melbourne and North West Area Manager is a highly experienced and outcome-focused professional responsible for leading a small-medium sized team of Statutory Referral Authority Urban Planning & Engineering experts making, defending and leading best practice Engineering Development Decisions on all types of development application referral requirements for Melbourne Water primarily where it is the regional Water or Drainage Authority or Floodplain Manager as set out in the Planning, Subdivision and Building Act & Regulations. This is the Senior Manager role that provides experienced formal leadership and the highest technical knowledge and management function for the Service in their allocated area.

The holder is technically independent and can be relied upon to provide, act with and deliver accurate and competent advice and services for most types of technical matter. This role is 1 of 8 or more Leading Expert roles that deliver the Statutory Referral Authority Services for Melbourne Water and resolves most Customer Escalations from their allocated Area. Reporting to the Service Manager and alongside 3 to 5 other Area Managers, this role will also be responsible for operational and strategic leadership as well as technical advice and coaching, the management of a team of up to 6 flood development engineering experts to manage individual workloads, individual performance management and training, managing and responding to escalations, as well as ensuring that the wider team’s operational activities and resources are managed to meet the team’s targets and key performance indicators.

This is a Melbourne Water Hay 17 role where the salary guideline is up to $163,146 (package), depending on your skills and experience when considered against the Position Description. 

This role delivers expert technical flood and drainage engineering advice, assistance and recommendations regarding the assessment of proposed developments referred to Melbourne Water in its Statutory Referral capacity. This will comprise planning, subdivision and building permit applications, as well as proposal for new Development Planned areas, Urban Development Precinct Structure Plans and other types of strategic development proposals.

The role will be required to assess and provide articulation of all drainage hydraulic aspects, flood risk and make conditional recommendations on flood risk mitigation opportunities in accordance with State and Melbourne Water policies and procedures, guidelines and processes. This will include both the review of existing Melbourne Water or Developer submitted hydraulic models, or as required the creation or enhancement of new models from the perspective of assessing an application, making technical decisions and recommendations and providing direct expert advice to VCAT, BAB etc on those decisions. This is a technically specific development flood engineering expert role where statutory urban planning and development engineering for water knowledge is needed to succeed.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File PD_Statutory Flood Development Assessments Area Manager.pdf

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Closing date: 16 Dec 2021 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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