EL1 Assistant Director, ePMO and Governance


Murray-Darling Basin Authority


Canberra, Goondiwindi, Griffith or Mildura

Salary etc:

$108,042 - $118,861 p.a. Ongoing.



Who are we:

With the enactment of the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) was established as an independent expertise-based statutory agency.

For the first time in the Basin's history, one Basin-wide institution is responsible for planning the Basin's water resources, with all planning decisions made in the interest of the Basin as a whole.

Our most important work is to:

  • Prepare, implement and review an integrated plan for the sustainable use of the Basin's water resources.
  • Operate the River Murray system and efficiently deliver water to users on behalf of partner governments.
  • Measure, monitor and record the quality and quantity of the Basin's water resources.
  • Support, encourage and conduct research and investigations about the Basin's water resources and dependent ecosystems.
  • Advise the Australian Government Minister for Water Resources on the accreditation of state water resource plans.
  • Provide water rights information to facilitate water trading across the Basin.
  • Engage and educate the Australian community about the Basin's water resources.

At the MDBA, we are committed to diversity and inclusion across our workforce, and in the way that we work. We recognise the importance of making the best use of the unique perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills across our regionalised organisation. We strive to create a workplace where our people flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. We encourage and welcome applications from people with disability, First Nations peoples, LGBTIQ+ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature age people.

Who are we looking for:

The Assistant Director will work closely with the EPMO Managers and business areas throughout the MDBA to plan, deliver and report on high profile programs and projects and ensure that processes are practical, robust and transparent.

In this role you will:

  • Take a lead role in the proactive development of innovative technical solutions for the continuous improvement and optimisation of the MDBA strategic business planning, performance reporting and associated business systems.
  • Develop and manage the annual investment cycle, work planning, budgeting and the program and project performance reporting requirements.
  • Evaluate and present financial, performance and risk assessment data for a range of audiences.
  • Carryout health checks on projects at any time during the lifecycle and/or as requested by the Program Board, including capability assessments.
  • Evaluate and guide the prioritisation and scheduling of initiatives while providing advice and support to the team, the wider MDBA and its funding partners.
  • Coordinate cross-functional internal and external resources and supervise staff as required.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Maintain a high level of written and oral communication including the preparation of agenda papers, presentations and briefing notes for MDBA Executive, Working Groups and high-level Committees as required.

Relocation packages:

Relocation packages are available, and we are committed to a flexible and inclusive workplace that will suit you and your individual needs. Joining us means you will contribute your expertise as part of an agile working environment that offers an attractive salary package, including up to 15.4% superannuation. You will also be eligible to receive a wide range of employee benefits, support for flexible working arrangements and have excellent working conditions. We support the professional development of our people, and the chance to try new things across our variety of capabilities and work locations.


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