First listed on: 04 June 2024

Westernport Water leads through collaboration and innovation to deliver sustainable water and wastewater services that improve the health and liveability of our community.

We offer our staff:

  • A truly flexible working environment with a range of provisions to support work/life balance including monthly RDO.
  • Salary Continuance Insurance to provide comfort and security for all ongoing employees.
  • Unique opportunities for staff to develop capability and contribute to the strategic objectives of the organisation.
  • Innovative systems and processes for a safe and welcoming workplace, including a highly regarded wellbeing program.
  • A focus on positive culture and engaged employees in alignment with our values of ‘Care, Courage and Commitment’.

We are seeking enthusiastic self-starters with a 'can do' attitude and a genuine commitment to achieving results and delivering a high level of customer service.

About the role - Ongoing, Full time

Senior Executive Officer

Responsible for leading a skilled customer centric workforce, safely and reliably delivering essential services across our region. 

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Lead a skilled, suitably resourced and equipped workforce capable of delivering reactive and preventative maintenance across water and wastewater systems.
  • Lead and implement an engaged safety culture where “we do it because we believe in it”.
  • Develop and embed relevant and effective WHS documentation (such as Procedures, SOP’s, SWMS, JSA’s, Manuals) that support the WHS Management System.
  • Effectively and efficiently lead and manage contractors and, develop and implement service level agreements for items of plant, equipment or services used for operations and maintenance.
  • Prudently manage budgets and resources in delivering required service standards within budget by leading the identification of productivity and process improvements.
  • Deliver minor capital works and contribute expertise to planning and delivery of major capital projects particularly network shutdown and access planning.
  • Undertake Manager (on call) after hours currently a 1 week in 8 roster.

Qualifications and Experience

  • The candidate is preferred to have a tertiary qualification in engineering or other applicable technical qualification.
  • Significant experience in operations and maintenance within the Water Industry.
  • Experience in the management of an operations-based team.

Please respond to the following Key Selection Criteria

  • Significant experience in operations and maintenance within the Water Industry.
  • Experience in the management of an operations-based team.
  • Strong understanding of safety and compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external stakeholders.

Applications close 30 June 2024

You can submit your resume and covering letter outlining how you have achieved the responsibilities of the key selection criteria via 

For further information, contact the People, Culture & Safety team at

Westernport Water is committed to building and maintaining a team of talented, enthusiastic people who foster a culture of inclusion and are as diverse as the community we serve. We celebrate and support differences in the workplace for the benefit of our employees and our community. We share a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. We offer reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

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