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Program Leader - Waterways and Land

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Job Ref:  974672
Employer:  Melbourne Water
Job Type:  Full Time
Address: 
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)
09/06/2018

Program Leader - Waterways and Land

Job no: 974672

Work type: Permanent - full-time

Location: Melbourne - Docklands

Categories: Engineering, Environment, Science

Our Organisation

Melbourne Water is a significant business. We manage water supply catchments, sewage, along with rivers, creeks and major drainage systems. This role within the Waterways and Land 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

As the Program Leader you will Lead the management and delivery of waterway, land and some drainage programs of capital delivery (planning of on on-ground river health improvement works); maintenance and improvement works (river health, risk management and asset protection) and incentives (delivery of on ground projects through cost sharing arrangements with private landholders, communities and other agencies) within agreed timeframe and resource constraints.

The role provides guidance for a team that delivers Melbourne Water’s primary day-to-day customer relationship interface with direct waterway, drainage and land customers, community groups, local government and other agency stakeholders, and maintains their confidence in the business’ ability to effectively provide waterway, drainage and land services.

We aim to make roles flexible, and whilst roles are advertised as fulltime we will consider requests for flexible work arrangements, including part time and job share.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, waterway and drainage asset maintenance and management including waterway and land management and rehabilitation philosophies and practices (technical and on-ground)
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise leadership, work and contribute in a team environment to improve policy, processes and procedures helping to foster good inter-team relations and program cohesion
  • Demonstrated understanding of and/or experience with incentives programs or other community engagement programs used to engage and build community capacity
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to determine and adapt management approaches for a broad range of waterway and land management situations

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification in natural resource management, environmental science, science, or environmental/civil engineering.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position Description - Program Leader Regional Services - July 2018.pdf

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.

Diversity

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: 17th July 2018 at 11:55pm AEST

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