Integrated Water Management Coordinator


Wannon Water


Warrnambool, Victoria

Salary etc:

$92,818 - $103,539 p.a. (Band 7). Ongoing, Permanent, Full-time.

About us

Wannon Water is Victoria's second largest regional urban water corporation by area.

Each day across South West Victoria we deliver clear, fresh drinking water to our customers. We also take away sewage and trade waste which we treat and return safely to the environment. As a key regional organisation, Wannon Water strives to be an influential community partner, contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of the region as a whole. We are guided by our strategic direction of beyond water for strong communities

We provide services to 34 towns, including residential, commercial, industrial and rural customers. Our 212-strong employee base has more than 1,500 years' experience at Wannon Water to fulfil our purpose of delivering water and sewerage services and improving the lives of people in South West Victoria.

Our benefits

We are passionate about people - the people we employ, the people who depend on our products and services, and the people who make up our communities.

As an employee of Wannon Water, you will have a genuine opportunity to make the most of your talents, broaden your experience and take on rewarding challenges.

Working with the wider community, we commit to making gender equity a business and cultural norm. It's simply the right thing to do. We embrace all forms of diversity and promote family-friendly working hours and leave arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we serve. We feature a mix of age groups and cultural diversity, programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative, and a raft of professional development opportunities, making working here a great lifestyle choice.

You will have access to:

  • Programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative.
  • A flexible work environment.
  • An events and activities committee.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Rostered days off.
  • An employee assistance program.
  • Study leave.
  • Health and wellbeing programs.

About the role

The Integrated Water Management Coordinator provides specialist advice in the forward planning, development and implementation of Integrated Water Management (IWM) opportunities to improve the effective use of the regions water resources.

The coordinator will liaise with internal and external stakeholders to deliver innovative strategies that respond to the strategic sustainability of the region, delivering liveability, water security and waterway health outcomes.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Identify, develop and implement IWM proposals with other partners for a more liveable, sustainable and prosperous region.
  • Coordinate the development of an integrated approach to water planning through engagement with councils, Traditional Owners, catchment authorities and other relevant agencies and stakeholders.
  • Arrange and facilitate meetings of the regions CEO's to promote the importance of a multi-agency IWM approach and determine priorities for the region.
  • Work with government, Traditional Owners, consultants and the community in the review of planning schemes, the development of structure plans and the review of relevant strategies.
  • Provide input into policy development to improve resource use and collaboration across the region.

About you and your skills

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate and possess the following attributes.

  • Relevant qualifications with a degree/diploma in engineering, relevant science, or a relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Experience in IWM is desirable with knowledge of and familiarity of IWM issues in urban and rural environments.
  • Expertise in facilitating multi-partner project teams and the ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal self-determination and a commitment to developing or enhancing partnerships with Traditional Owners in IWM.
  • Specialist knowledge in the application of catchment hydrology, water sensitive urban design and IWM principles.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

This is a full-time ongoing position located in Warrnambool with a generous salary ($92,818.39 to $103,539.71), flexible working arrangements and rostered days off.

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccinations.


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