First listed on: 16 November 2023

Manager – Network Assets and Operations

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

An exciting ongoing opportunity as a Manager – Network Assets and Operations in the Central Highlands Region! 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
The primary objective of the position is to work with the team to improve network asset management and optimise operations.

Key duties of this role include:

  • Optimise 24/7 performance and efficiency of water network.
  • Optimise 24/7 performance and efficiency of sewer network.
  • Support development and implementation of requirements with strategic asset management plans
  • Foster a ‘safety first’ culture that supports CHW’s aspiration of ‘zero harm’.
  • Work with maintenance teams to improve maintenance strategy and delivery methods to increase efficiency and effectiveness of CHW’s planned and reactive maintenance services.

Click here for a more detailed position description.

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:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or extensive operational experience in the water (or similar service) industry. 
  • Demonstrated experience in creating/operating within multidiscipline operational processes. 
  • Demonstrated experience in asset management and/or operational teams. 
  • Proven experience in managing teams using values-based leadership with a focus on integrity, demonstrated experience coaching and developing high performing teams. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing safety in high-risk activities and developing safety culture and systems and processes. 

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. 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 Thursday 21 December 2023.

  • 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.

Don’t delay!  We will be assessing applications as we receive them and scheduling interviews throughout the advertising 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.

If you need a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, please email 

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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