Senior Asset Manager Planning Water & Sewerage

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Permanent Full Time
Melbourne - Docklands
Engineering, Operations and Maintenance, 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 Area Lead, Planning, Water & Sewerage 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

We are seeking either a Civil Engineer to work across our Dams & Headworks and Sewerage Transfer portfolios, or a Process or Mechanical Engineer to work across our Water Treatment portfolio. The role would see you working as part of a small team with responsibility across the entire Water and Sewerage asset base, and offers an excellent opportunity to add value and build a broad base of knowledge across Melbourne Water’s key assets.

This full time role will be based from our 990 La Trobe Street office, and working from home, with some travel to operational sites. You will be working in a team of highly motivated asset managers, where you will be responsible for planning and driving prudent and efficient asset management outcomes. A key requirement is an ability to understand the longer-term strategies of the water and sewerage systems, as well as the risk appetite of the business, to ensure our decisions are incrementally moving the business towards its goals.

You will provide technical leadership, co-ordination and oversight of a portfolio(s) in collaboration with the broader business, and your engineering experience will see you succeed within the role.

The full time salary ranges from $116,690 to $123,111 per annum inclusive of superannuation, depending on experience.

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

  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to prioritise and perform complex technical work with limited supervision and exercise judgement.
  • Knowledge and proven application of asset management processes and risk assessment techniques related to large scale infrastructure management.
  • Advanced judgement, and decision-making which is objective, evidence-based and applies integrated thinking to deliver best ‘whole-of-system’ outcomes.
  • Knowledge and proven experience in Whole of Life Asset Management and large scale infrastructure planning.
  • Demonstrable ability to engage and lead engineering consultants, including developing briefs, assessing proposals, communicating expectations, and providing technical oversight and project management.
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight in relation to complex works, projects and programs
  • Awareness of complex and large scale engineering project implementation, construction and delivery activities.
  • Proven history of working as a collaborative team member and working in a constructive culture to achieve customer centric outcomes.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a tertiary qualification in Engineering.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position_Description-Senior_Asset_Manager,_Planning,_Water_&_Sewerage.pdf

How to apply

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Closing date: Sunday 21 August 2022 at 11:55pm AEST

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

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