First listed on: 08 July 2024

Project Manager


Who we are

In Melbourne, water is essential to our way of life.

As caretakers for Melbourne’s water cycle, we care for water, life and land throughout Melbourne: both its people and its biodiversity.

Each time you drink from the tap, flush a toilet, run through a backyard sprinkler, or kayak down the Yarra—we’re there. Primed and ready, quietly delivering some of the world’s cleanest water for over five million residents and wildlife that call Melbourne home —just as we have for over 130 years.

If you value making it count, diving in with curiosity, and doing what’s right, you're in the right place.

About the Role

Reporting to Jason Hiskins, the Manager Service Enablement (Water Transfer & Drainage Stations), we are now hiring a Project Manager to achieve business benefits from the delivery of the Service Enablement One Water program by implementing best practice systems, processes and procurement methodologies; and ensuring all allocated projects are delivered safely, efficiently, on time, to budget and meet the required business quality and functional requirements. This is a professional Asset Management and Maintenance senior role and will deliver Project Management, Engineering and Planning functions.

Some of the responsibilities include: 

  • The realisation of business benefits via the safe and effective delivery of all allocated projects within the Service Enablement One Water Program.
  • Achieving value for money outcomes by challenging project scope, delivery methodologies and driving best practice in capital delivery systems and processes
  • Drive Generative safety culture on projects.
  • Accountable for Project budget, schedule, forecast and risks, and OH&S

For more information, please see the attached Role Mandate Download File Role Mandate - Project Manager (Service Enablement Water Transfer).pdf

About you:

  • Our successful candidate will have a relevant Mechanical, Electrical or Systems Process Engineering qualification, accompanied with experience in Asset Maintenance and/or Asset Management.
  • Your career to date has seen you immersed in designing, implementing and leading multiple projects running concurrently within a larger project. You have built a solid professional reputation in this area.
  • You have achieved a competency-based Project Management certification with a relevant local or international professional organization such as AIPM, IPMA, GAPPS or equivalent.
  • Our ideal candidate has recent experience using PMBOK.
  • You have highly developed technical and communication skills, supplemented by budgeting and financial acumen, and apply these skills in managing project risks, ensuring projects run to plan or else you know precisely when to escalate.
  • We are seeking a team member who will willingly and periodically travel to the Water Transfer network sites within the greater metropolitan Melbourne region for site visits and inspections.

Why join us:

At Melbourne Water, we care about water and all life that springs from it.

Our people are fuelled by passion, and with safety at the forefront, we have an unwavering sense of purpose, and are on a mission to protect every Melburnian’s way of life, one drop at a time.

We walk the talk when it comes to flexible working – but that’s not all. Our culture of purpose, safety, results, and learning permeates everything we do. We're dedicated to doing what's right, and this commitment extends to the meaningful work we do in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

Our long-standing commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging means that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ individuals, people living with disability, mature age and young jobseekers from all cultures can apply with confidence knowing they are safe, affirmed, and celebrated.

If you’re curious, action-orientated, outcomes-focused, and care deeply for public resources, community, and the environment, we'd love to receive an application and learn if you could be a great fit.

How to Apply

Click the 'Apply Now' button below and complete our online application form.

This role is deemed critical under the SoCI Act 2018 and will require a national Security Check. Additional pre-employment checks include Police Check and Medical Assessment. This is an Ongoing role with an immediate start available.

Closing date: Sunday 21 July at 11:55pm AEST

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