First listed on: 21 February 2024

Technical Specialist – Asset Strategy, Planning & Performance

Central Highlands Water is a major regional employer, and we want you to join us!

An exciting ongoing opportunity as a Technical Specialist – Asset Strategy, Planning & Performance in the Central Highlands Region offering flexible working arrangements! Be a part of a diverse, collaborative and supportive team-based environment.  

About us
At CHW we provide drinking water, sewerage, trade waste and recycled water services to residents and businesses in the Central Highlands region of Victoria. We are a public sector employer with a proud history spanning more than 150 years of supporting regional prosperity through service excellence.

Central Highlands Water is a growing business which strives to create a thriving and sustainable region by providing the highest quality water related service to our diverse customer base. This opportunity is a vital role to shape the future of how our services support our community.

To learn more about CHW and how our everyday people contribute to the Central Highlands region of Victoria, visit our website, or check out our LinkedIn or Instagram pages!

The opportunity
Reporting to the Head of Sustainable Infrastructure, you will work across the business to develop and drive the continuous improvement of CHWs Asset Management System. You will lead the development, and review of CHW's asset management system in accordance with the Department Treasury and Finance Asset Management Accountability Framework and the principles of ISO550XX suite of standards and lead by providing technical leadership to improve strategic asset management by enabling and influencing people, activating technology and streamlining processes.

About you
Safety is our No. 1 priority, and we expect you will actively contribute to and foster a 'safety first' culture that supports our aspiration of zero harm. This means you care deeply about the physical and psychological safety of people so that our team return home in great shape at the end of the day.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and reviewing asset management policies, frameworks, strategies, plans and/or reporting documents.
  • Demonstrated experience in improving asset management by understanding asset performance, enabling people, working across business units, refining technologies and/or streamlining processes.
  • Proven record of delivering projects and implementing initiatives to enhance asset management information systems and/or deliver digital enhancements. 
  • Strong understanding of assets and the processes required to develop asset management plans and effectively manage assets across their life cycle utilising ISO550XX suite of standards or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to leverage technical expertise to influence, mentor and offer thought leadership in a range of team settings.

What's in it for you?
Working for one of the region's largest employers you will be part of an organisation that is high achieving, cohesive and always striving for better customer outcomes. We're full of "everyday people" that are great to work with and reflect our community! We're offering a supportive environment and offer a huge range of employee options and benefits.  

There's the option of work hybrid, including a mix of being in our office in Ballarat, as well as the flexibility to work from home. Other benefits include accrued time off, generous leave options, professional development, industry collaboration, health and wellbeing programs and a supportive management team.

At CHW you will:

  • Have access to training and development opportunities that will further develop your knowledge and skills.
  • Be part of an organisation that strongly promotes work life balance, flexibility, safety and wellbeing.
  • Work in an organisation that makes a difference to our community.
  • Be part of an organisation that cares about you, your safety and wellbeing.

How to apply
If you want to make a positive impact through meaningful work and have the energy, courage and ideas to take on a challenge, we’d love to hear from you! To submit your application, click on APPLY to be redirected to our website and for a copy of the Position Description. While you are on our website, take a look around. You won't be disappointed!

  • Please ensure you provide a cover letter and your resume.
  • You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role.

Have questions?
For a confidential chat about the role, please contact Stephanie Burzacott on 0428 725 983.

Applications close 9am Wednesday 6 March 2024.

  • Please note, as part of our selection process, we conduct pre-appointment checks including those related to references, identity, fitness to work, qualifications, work history, work visa, and police record history.
  • This role may be subject to a probation period.

We welcome applications from people with disability and aim to provide an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you need any help with the application process or would like to discuss your reasonable adjustments during interviews, please contact Stephanie Burzacott.

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At CHW we are dedicated to supporting our team's physical and mental wellbeing. We offer flexible and hybrid working opportunities. We assist our team to develop, as people and as leaders. We value diversity and inclusion - our workforce is a place where the melding of a range of views and perspectives is celebrated.

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