First listed on: 07 December 2021

Senior Engineer - Asset Strategy, Planning & Performance - Ongoing, Full Time

Senior Executive Officer


About the Corporation

Westernport Water has transformed the way it does business. With an innovative executive and a strong commitment to its customers, it’s a great time to join the team.

In recognition of our inspirational leadership, strong employee engagement and high-performance culture, Westernport Water has been named Victorian Public Sector ‘Leading Employer’ (IPAA Awards 2018). We remain a great place to work by offering all of our employees:

  • A truly flexible working environment with a range of provisions to support work/life balance including working from home options
  • Unique opportunities for staff to develop capability and contribute to the strategic objectives of the organisation
  • Innovative systems and processes for a safe and welcoming workplace, including a highly regarded wellbeing program
  • A focus on positive culture and engaged employees in alignment with our values of ‘Care, Courage and Commitment’

We are seeking enthusiastic self-starters with a 'can do' attitude and a genuine commitment to achieving results and delivering a high level of customer service.

About the role

The Senior Engineer - Asset Strategy, Planning & Performance will lead the development of long term asset management strategies, plans, monitoring, analysis, reporting and improving asset performance and the development and adherence to technical standards.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Lead the development and implementation of  an Asset Management System across Westernport Water in accordance with the Department Treasury and Finance Asset Management Accountability Framework and the principles of ISO 55000 suite of standards;
  • Lead strategic asset management by developing asset policies, strategies, plans, business cases and procedures across the business;
  • Assist with the development and prioritisation of Westernport Water’s investment program for capex and opex projects by ensuring alignment with risk and corporate objectives;
  • Lead the analysis and conduct root cause analysis of network operation and performance (including failure analysis) of water and wastewater systems;
  • Assess the current capacity and future system augmentation of facilities and infrastructure;
  • Assist with maintaining the integrity, accuracy and completeness of asset data contained within the AMIS, WMS, GIS, SCADA and hydraulic modelling system;
  • Develop and lead a cost effective (annual) planned and proactive maintenance program including condition monitoring, failure mode analysis, servicing and preventative maintenance;
  • Effectively communicate and negotiate across staff and key stakeholders;
  • Provide appropriate, adequate and timely information and reporting regarding asset performance and guaranteed service levels for the Executive, Board Meetings and other regulatory requirements;
  • Lead and implement a “safety first culture”, and adherence to the Westernport Water’s Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Management and Asset Management Systems;
  • Demonstrate and encourage innovation, initiative and teamwork in the delivery of the Corporation’s corporate objectives and strategies;

It is a requirement of your application to specifically address the following Key Selection Criteria:

  • A tertiary qualification in engineering leading to admission to the Institute of Engineers (Australia) for professionally qualified engineers;
  • Substantial experience (at least 10 years) in asset strategy & planning, asset management systems and asset management information systems within the Water Industry;
  • Demonstrated experience in development and implementation of  an Asset Management System in accordance with the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance Asset Management Accountability Framework and the principles of ISO 55000 suite of standards;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide expert strategic decisions, advice and direction in relation to asset management with the skills to influence, and explain complex concepts in a simple format;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify asset optimisation opportunities and implement change management processes that influence and dictate ongoing business behaviours.

You can submit your resume and covering letter outlining how you could achieve the responsibilities of the role via


Applications close on 13 December 2021


For further information, contact the People, Culture & Safety team at or call Surane on 0411 123 042.


Westernport Water is committed to building and maintaining a team of talented, enthusiastic people who foster a culture of inclusion and are as diverse as the community we serve. We celebrate and support differences in the workplace for the benefit of our employees and our community. We share a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.


Candidates will have the opportunity to request support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process in order to demonstrate their ability to meet the inherent requirements of the job.

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