First listed on: 20 May 2024

Leading Hand Civil


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 Program Lead Maintenance, this is a pivotal role within the Service Delivery Team. As the Leading Hand Civil (Coxswain) you will be responsible for: providing field leadership and technical guidance to crews for delivery of civil asset management maintenance and project works on Melbourne Water’s Waterways, Drainage and Land assets.

  • Working with and providing in field oversight of crews undertaking various on-ground activities. 
  • Day to day supervision of team members. Leading by example, mentoring and coaching team members effectively.
  • Accountable for meeting specified quality, timeliness, budgetary and compliance requirements.
  • Successful delivery of Civil maintenance and project activities across a geographical area of Melbourne Water’s Waterways and Land assets – this includes boat and barge work within Patterson Lakes.  
  • This role would demand Coxswain experience / accreditation.
  • Valid Driver’s Licence as this role requires occasional travel.
  • Help to foster a culture of Health, Safety & Wellbeing.

About you:

  • You’ll have a passion to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.  
  • You have Grade 3 Coxswain Certification.
  • Demonstrated experience and capabilities working with and leading crews in a maintenance environment. 
  • Great people leadership capabilities, ability to coach and mentor staff.
  • Ability to take responsibility for own role in ensuring the safety of all team members and other personnel on site. 
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to deliver the appropriate outcomes. 
  • Sound interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of people both within Melbourne Water, external organisations and with the general public. 
  • Ability to work and contribute to a team environment to improve processes, respond to various demands and manage multiple activities simultaneously. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations.

For more information, please review the attached Position Description: MW1246 Position Description - Leading Hand Civil.pdf

The role is based at South East Regional Office (SERO), Bangholme with travel required to field based sites and assets throughout Melbourne Waters network in the South and East.  An operational work vehicle will be used to attend sites. 

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

Click the 'Apply Now' button below and complete our online application form.

Closing date: Monday 27th May at 11:55pm AEST

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