Master Data Management Lead

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Melbourne - Docklands
Information Technology

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 Data Governance Manager 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 Master Data Management Lead you’ll be responsible for leading the Master Data capability across Melbourne Water, owning the design, implementation, management and monitoring of master data practices across the organisation.

In this role you will also play a senior role across the Data Governance Team, Data & Analytics Team and associated Data Working Groups, to maintain a critical eye on the data needs of the business, making recommendations to the business for opportunities to improve existing data practices and implement new data options.

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

  • Strong experience in master data management and data governance roles
  • Skills in the data lifecycle, covering both technical and business processes.
  • Strong Data & Analytical skills
  • Strong consulting skills and an ability to discuss IT requirements with the business in non-technical terms when required
  • Strong Project Management skills with the Appreciation of all phases of standard IT project methodologies (Waterfall and Agile)
  • Sophisticated conceptual analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Strong technical know-how - understanding of a broad range of technologies and their applicability

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with an Information Technology Qualification with an emphasis on systems architecture, with relevant knowledge demonstrated through practical and professional experience

For more information, please see the attachedd Position Description 

How to apply

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

Closing date: July 5th 2022 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.

Please note Melbourne Water employees, contractors/service providers who have worked with Melbourne Water for more than 12 months can apply for internal roles.

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