Water Resources Coordinator - Environmental Water


Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority


Warrnambool or Hamilton, Victoria

  • Hamilton or Warrnambool based; beautiful regional Victoria location

About the organisation

Locally and nationally recognised for their innovation in helping to protect the environment, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (GHCMA) are a team of passionate people. And why wouldn’t they be when they get to deliver their services in one of the most picturesque locations in Victoria if not Australia!

GHCMA work with a variety of partners to help improve our land, water and biodiversity across south west Victoria. With high employee engagement and satisfaction, strong leadership and great workplace flexibility, GHCMA is an employer of choice across the Hamilton and Warrnambool region. Most of the time you’ll find them in the field delivering their innovative projects and enjoying all that south west Victoria has to offer.

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About the role

The Water Resources Coordinator is a newly created position and is your opportunity to make your mark on environmental water management in the region. You’ll get to lead the environmental watering of the Glenelg River; one of the most beautiful rivers in Victoria and engage with the community about the best way to do that. Contributing to the sustainability of the irrigated agriculture industry will also be a key focus. Being a new space for GHCMA, you’ll have the opportunity to shape, lead, influence, engage, plan and deliver services in this regard.

A typical day as the Water Resources Coordinator will include:

  • Improving waterway health through the coordination, planning and delivery of environmental water
  • Overseeing technical studies supporting the improved planning and delivery of environmental water
  • Coordinating the delivery of the Environmental Water Communications Strategy and the annual Seasonal Watering Proposal
  • Leading the implementation of the South West Sustainable Irrigation Program including working with partners to build the profile of the program and be the key liaison point for statutory referrals for water extraction and irrigation licensing
  • Managing environmental water projects including communications, procurement, contract management, risk management, financial and people resources within the scope
  • Engaging, collaborating and building effective relationships with regional partners, community groups, government bodies and authorities
  • Providing technical advice and input regarding environmental water, water resources and sustainable irrigation strategies and plans

About you

This is a role perfectly suited to someone looking to take the next step in their career or looking to make a tree change and who is keen to be part of a high-performing team. You’ll have a background in river or water management coupled with formal qualifications in an appropriate discipline. Additional knowledge and experience in sustainable irrigation will be looked on favourably.

Skill-wise, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate the ability to: influence and negotiate, build relationships, present technical information to non-technical audiences, innovate, be flexible and proactive, communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, and project manage large and complex projects.

The technicalities

This position can be based from the Hamilton or Warrnambool office and GHCMA offer a hybrid working model with the ability to split your time between working from the office and from home. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a National Police Check and obtain a Victorian Working With Children Check. A current manual Victorian Drivers Licence is essential.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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