First listed on: 14 May 2024

Program Lead Maintenance


Who we are

At Melbourne Water, we're more than just a utility provider, we're the guardians of Melbourne's essential water and environmental resources. Our work is not just a job; it's a vital contribution to Melbourne's renowned lifestyle. More than 4.2 million people across Victoria rely on us every day for the supply of safe and reliable water to their homes and businesses. We employ more than 1,200 people across Victoria who are committed to delivering for our customers and community, today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

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 the Manager of Delivery, this is a pivotal role within the Service Delivery Portfolio. As the Program Lead Maintenance you will be responsible for: providing in-field oversight to multiple work groups for the delivery of civil and grass maintenance, and associated projects on Melbourne Water’s Waterways Land assets.

  • Leading, mentoring and providing professional expertise to a skilled team responsible for ensuring safe, efficient and reliable delivery of multiple civil and grass maintenance programs and projects.  
  • Front line operational direction including day-to-day activity planning for a number of work crews/ team members as well as external contractors. 
  • Ensure the delivery of works program is within the allocated budget and is optimised and continuously improved. 
  • Valid Driver’s Licence as this role requires occasional travel.
  • Help to foster a culture of Health, Safety & Wellbeing.

About you:

  • You'll demonstrate transformational leadership behaviours, including role modelling organisational values, inspiring a shared vision and enabling and empowering team members. 
  • You'll have the confidence and experience to manage internal and external infield teams across multiple programs of work. Ensuring all internal team members have effective Performance Plans, Career Development Plans and appropriate training, skills and tools.  
  • Ability to ensure agreed outcomes are delivered through meeting deadlines, honouring commitments, whilst responding to various demands and managing multiple activities simultaneously. 
  • Demonstrated judgement, problem solving and ability to develop innovative solutions to operational and works delivery problems. 
  • Well-developed verbal and written skills using clear and appropriate language with a wide range of people within Melbourne Water, external organisations and the general public. 

For more information, please review the attached Position Description:  Position Description - Program Lead Maintenance.pdf

This full time role is primarily based from Southeast Regional Office (SERO), Bangholme.  You will be required to travel to other Melbourne Water locations and field sites within the Southeast of Greater Melbourne. You will be allocated an operational work vehicle. 

Why Join us

Our culture is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to three core values that define us: Making it count, Diving in and Doing what's right are at the heart of everything you do.

At Melbourne Water, 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. We foster innovative and sustainable work practices.

We offer a range of employee benefits that will make your experience at Melbourne Water rewarding, both personally and professionally.

Melbourne Water’s long-standing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, with an evolved focus on 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.

Research shows that many people apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, while others apply only when they check every box. So, if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply or get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

How to Apply

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Closing date: Monday 20th May at 11:55pm AEST

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