First listed on: 14 May 2024

Reliability Specialist


Who we are

At Melbourne Water, we're more than just a utility provider, we're the guardians of Melbourne's essential water and environmental resources. Our work is not just a job; it's a vital contribution to Melbourne's renowned lifestyle. More than 4.2 million people across Victoria rely on us every day for the supply of safe and reliable water to their homes and businesses. We employ more than 1,200 people across Victoria who are committed to delivering for our customers and community, today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

If you value making it count, diving in with curiosity, and doing what’s right, you're in the right place.

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager of Maintenance, this is a pivotal role within the Service Delivery Portfolio. As the Reliability Specialist you will be responsible for: investigating failure and developing mitigation strategies to improve asset performance on Melbourne Water’s Electrical, Mechanical and Civil assets.

  • Providing technical expertise and experience to ensure safe, and consistent delivery of reliability improvement activities. 
  • Working across teams with other reliability specialists to build and improve upon best practice reliability techniques and processes to deliver improved asset performance. 
  • Analysis of asset performance and maintenance delivery data to drive improvement opportunities. 
  • Improve asset performance for the business through reliability management and strong engagement with operations and maintenance. 
  • Support a culture of Health, Safety & Wellbeing.
  • A valid Driver’s Licence is required as this role requires very frequent travel across all of Melbourne Waters operational asset base.

About you:

  • Demonstrated experience in either electrical or mechanical engineering.  
  • You have strong problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to critically explore and analyse solution options and evaluate consequences of different risk scenarios and implement appropriate cost-effective risk management techniques. 
  • Extensive knowledge of reliability techniques, processes, tools and systems with the capability to utilise reliability best practice; (RCA, RCM etc). 
  • You have the ability to provide a high level of customer service, and contribute to a constructive, positive and supportive team environment. 
  • Excellent organisational skills including negotiation, written and communication skills, and an ability to balance priorities.
  • Experience with Maximo, SCADA, MS Office and other IT asset-based systems. 

For more information, please review the attached Position Description: MW2046 - Position Description - Reliability Specialist.pdf

This is a full-time role primarily based from Preston Reservoir. You will be required to travel to other Melbourne Water locations and field sites within the North and West of Greater Melbourne. You will be allocated an operational work vehicle. 

Why Join us

Our culture is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to three core values that define us: Making it count, Diving in and Doing what's right are at the heart of everything you do.

At Melbourne Water, we're dedicated to doing what's right, and this commitment extends to the meaningful work we do in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents. We foster innovative and sustainable work practices.

We offer a range of employee benefits that will make your experience at Melbourne Water rewarding, both personally and professionally.

Melbourne Water’s long-standing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, with an evolved focus on Belonging means that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ individuals, people living with disability, mature age and young jobseekers from all cultures can apply with confidence knowing they are safe, affirmed and celebrated.

Research shows that many people apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, while others apply only when they check every box. So, if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply or get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

How to Apply

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Closing date: Tuesday 21st May at 11:55pm AEST

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