First listed on: 31 May 2023

  • Unique role with the ability to make a real difference across the whole organisation and community
  • Flexible work arrangements including hybrid working for life balance
  • Be part of a collaborative and high performing leadership team

About us

We are focused on protecting and maintaining the environment and providing an essential service to the community both today and into the future. We encourage diversity and different perspectives, and welcome people who are open to change as we transform and grow our business.

As an employee you can expect to have the opportunity to work closely with customers, Traditional Owners, education providers, and local community groups. We have fun at work. We expect laughter, enjoyment, and creativity to be an everyday thing. You're encouraged to take control of your career, learning and development, ask questions, look for new ways of working, and always be focused on delivering for our customers.

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to cultivating an inclusive and high-performing culture where our people thrive and are proud to bring their whole selves to work, inspiring a respectful and inclusive environment. Our Gender Equality Action Plan is a part of our Corporate Plan, and we are committed to increasing the number of women employed in Professional, Leadership and STEM roles.

The role

Reporting to the Chief Officer Assets and Operations, our General Manager Operations is responsible for leading multi-disciplinary teams and ensures overall reliable operations, while building resilience in the people, equipment, systems, and processes balanced with contemporary risk and safety management. This role oversees both insourced and outsourced operations for Coliban and would suit someone with transformational leadership experience. Over the next period, there will also be a focus on articulating and implementing a future-focused target operating model.

To be considered for this opportunity, we are seeking an inspirational, dynamic, and contemporary leader with expertise in Innovation, sustainability and a passion for great customer and community outcomes. To support your transition into the organisation, you will have previous expertise in leading technical teams in operational roles within a regulated environment.

You will also demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence and exemplary communication skills which allow you to establish and maintain credible and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external to our organisation. You are highly regarded for empowering your people and your ability to enhance efficiency, performance, and collaboration within high performing teams.

Why Coliban?

The chance to be part of a transforming business - Coliban of The Future!

Ability to apply for flexible work arrangements such as working remotely, a hybrid arrangement, and early or late start and finish times.

Live and work in the beautiful region we operate in, which has award-winning restaurants and cafes, a celebrated arts and culture scene, a range of festivals and major events, quality sport and recreation facilities, affordable housing, and beautiful heritage and natural surrounds.

About you

You are known as a well-rounded leader, who can access extensive knowledge and experience to provide critical advice to Board and executives, including effectively integrating operational strategy inform key business decisions. Key to your success is your resilience and energy to coach and effectively lead others with an engaging and empowering style.

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For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Ashley Wilkes on 0401 298 395 or Kate Rowe on 0412 254 802 from Davidson Search & Advisory who are supporting Coliban Water with this search and appointment process.

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