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Senior Asset Practitioner - Habitat

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Job Ref:  974686
Employer:  Melbourne Water
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

Melbourne Water is a significant business. We manage water supply catchments, sewage, along with rivers, creeks and major drainage systems. This role within the Asset Management Services Team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference and contribute to a positive work environment; one where people can learn and perform to their full potential and are committed to our vision of enhancing life and liveability.

The Role

We are looking for someone who will relish the challenge and opportunity to establish leading edge approaches that facilitate how Melbourne Water integrates traditional natural resource management with asset management for the ecological benefit of waterway habitat and vegetation.

In this role you will be responsible for providing Senior Asset Practitioner expertise and support the Area Lead Waterways in applying best practice asset management to develop integrated 3-5 year rolling investment programs for habitat / vegetation assets, in collaboration with internal partners, that deliver the required waterway services in line with the Port Phillip and Westernport Healthy Waterways Strategy.

To achieve this you will drive the development and implementation of the following for waterway habitat and vegetation: management regimes; intervention options; condition monitoring programs; prioritisation approaches; service performance and risk assessments; relevant policies, plans, procedures and standards; ongoing improvement to data acquisition and management.

Your Skills and Experience

    • Experience in working in senior roles in high performing teams.
    • Experience in developing effective networks in a diverse and complex multiagency delivery environment.  
    • Experience in waterway management with a specific focus on habitat and stream side vegetation management.
    • Good problem solving and analytical skills which adds value to business and customers.
    • Proven communication and negotiation skills.
    • Extensive coordination, prioritisation and time management skills to deliver on long-term objectives while managing day-to-day challenges within tight timeframes and work unsupervised.
    • Proven judgment working in a complex and multi-agency environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with all stakeholders and to prepare and deliver information to an audience in a professional manner.
    • Demonstrated experience in supporting a healthy, safe and supportive work environment
    • Demonstrated commitment to self-awareness, self-reflection and ongoing personal development.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Senior Asset Practitioner - Habitat - June 2018.docx

Working at Melbourne Water

Working at Melbourne Water, you will be part of a talented, passionate team dedicated to enhancing liveability in Melbourne and beyond. You’ll do truly meaningful work in a supportive, constructive culture that encourages you to make the most of your individual talents.

We provide a range of initiatives and benefits to make help our people thrive professionally and personally.

Flexible Working

Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working, offering a variety of flexible arrangements to suit you and us, understanding that it brings with it customer and business benefits as well as helping individual employees achieve a good work–life fit.


Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Melbourne Water a great place to work.  We are committed to creating a workforce which reflects the incredibly diverse customers and communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone including Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people, Women, People with a disability, mature age job seekers and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Closing date: 22nd July at 11:55pm AEST

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