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Who we are looking for

We’re looking for a motivated person to assist in the planning and approvals for the Quality Water for Wannon Program.

Are you keen to use your skills to help ensure the success of large scale projects? Then join us as our Planning & Approvals Advisor on a 5 year full-time contract.

The Quality Water for Wannon program is one of our most exciting projects, with the goal of delivering great tasting water for Portland, Port Fairy and Heywood.

We want our customers in Portland, Port Fairy and Heywood to have access to, and use, better quality water. This requires new capital infrastructure, a behaviour change program and community engagement.

Generous salary package to be negotiation based on demonstrated ability, qualifications and skills. Starting at $96,568 p.a. plus superannuation.

 Job Description

What you’ll be doing

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll

  • Provide specialist technical advice on legislative and policy requirements to support project planning and delivery of the Quality for Wannon Water program.
  • Identify, seek and manage relevant environmental and planning approvals to facilitate construction and operational activities.
  • Review and provide professional advice on relevant environment and planning documentation submitted by contractors on construction projects.
  • Manage consultancy services to support approvals as necessary.
  • Support and lead the contractor tender evaluation processes.
  • Consult and collaborate with key staff in the ongoing evaluation of environmental obligations.

 Desired Skills and Experience

What you’ll bring

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary qualification in Planning, Project Management, Environmental Science or Contract Management is desired, but not essential where significant experience in a related field can be demonstrated.
  • Experience in planning and approvals and providing specialist technical advice on legislative and policy requirements to support project planning, construction, and operation.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the focus and desire to build effective working relationships, and to find suitable outcomes to align with operational requirements of the business.
  • Experience in the water and sewerage industry, behaviour change or related fields, and community and stakeholder engagement, would be highly regarded.

For further details, see the position description here.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, feel free to call Tom Scarborough (Program Manager – Quality Water for Wannon) on 0407 908 982.


What we offer 

Putting people first comes naturally to us, and that includes the people we employ. You’ll have every opportunity to make the most of your talents, broaden your experiences and be rewarded for the great work you do. 

You’ll be offered a range of great benefits including:

  • Workplace flexibility with access to working arrangements such as hybrid work, flexible hours, purchased leave, monthly rostered days off and more.
  • An inclusive workplace culture, which embraces diversity and the benefits it brings to the workplace and life.
  • A leadership commitment to Zero Harm where the safety and wellbeing of our people and others is paramount.
  • A Health & Wellbeing program, to support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing, including our Employee Assistance Program for our people and their immediate families.
  • Extensive learning and development opportunities and access to professional development through associations such as CPA, IWC, WSAA, VicWater, and more.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to creating and supporting an inclusive culture is reflected in our diverse mix of talented people who are passionate about delivering their best.

We welcome applications from everyone including people with a disability, job seekers of all ages, carers, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, members of the LGBTI+ community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We are

Ready to find out about our employee benefits? Visit Our Careers page and discover more about us.

How you can apply  

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 7 April 2024  

Click APPLY and you will be taken through to the Wannon Water Careers Portal to complete your application. Once there, you will be prompted to answer a few simple questions and upload your cover letter and resume.

As part of your cover letter, please outline how your skills and experience meet the role requirements (as outlined in the position description).

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