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Program Lead Delivery

  • Pin (2)Healesville VIC, Australia
  • Union - Yearly
  • Group (22) Management , Operations and tenance , Project Management

Posted : 13/05/24
Applications Close :20/05/24

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 – Delivery you will be responsible for: ensuring the delivery and facilitation of efficient and effective maintenance (and where applicable, minor capital programs) through front line operational leadership and ensuring Melbourne Water is fire ready with up to date trained and accredited fire fighters.

  • Leading and managing the delivery of the Fire and Grass program in Melbourne Waters Catchments in the East and monitoring and adjusting and improving the process for maximum efficiency and value to the business. 
  • Oversee the delivery of planned & cultural burns.
  • Lead the development of training and experience assurance programs for fire within Melbourne Water. 
  • Ensuring the recruitment of project fire fighters is undertaken across the region in preparation for the fire season. 
  • Ensuring programs are delivered within budget and have been negotiated and agreed with customers.  
  • Ensuring the safety and general wellbeing of self, staff, colleagues and engaged service providers through active and effective safety leadership, building a culture of zero arm, hazard identification and reduction, and continuous improvement.
  • Valid Driver’s Licence as this role requires occasional travel.
  • Help to foster a culture of Health, Safety & Wellbeing.
  • A firefighter task-based assessment will be required for this role as well as a fit for emergency medical. 

About you:

  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to supervise teams delivering Fire and Grass maintenance program as well as First Response Fire. 
  • You can develop and implement (with partners) MW’s training, experience and accreditation of firefighting staff to meet levels of service for the fire season. 
  • Demonstrated judgment, problem solving and ability to develop innovative solutions to operational and works delivery problems. 
  • Experience in leading, supporting and enabling teams with a diverse, high performing and inclusive culture. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations. 
  • Strong risk identification, assessment and control capabilities. 
  • Must reside permanently within 25-minute driving time of Work Centre- Healesville.
  • Be available for out of hours availability (24 hour a day recall to work) and out of hours emergency response (when rostered).
  • Be available to go on a fire roster during the fire season, annual Leave over the Summer fire period will be restricted.

For more information, please review the attached Position Description:  MW2050 - Position Description - Program Lead Delivery.pdf

This role is primarily based from Healesville Work Centre, Healesville.  You will be required to travel to sites East 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

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

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

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