First listed on: 07 May 2019
Diversions Officer 

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Team Leader, Service Performance, Waterways and Land you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

As the Diversions Officer you’ll be responsible for supporting the management of Melbourne Water’s diversions function, ensuring water resources are managed in accordance with delegated functions and legislative obligations. This will include the installation, maintenance and recording of meters and data loggers, managing water catchments and undertaking compliance and enforcement activities.

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

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


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in a relevant facet of water resource management, natural resource management or planning and policy role.
  • A sound understanding of catchment, waterway management and ecological issues associated with stream flows and diversion practices.
  • An understanding of federal and state government water legislation and policy, in particular the Water Act 1989.
  • A strong customer service focus and sound negotiating skills and experience dealing with landholders and undertaking compliance and enforcement activities.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together great interpersonal skills with high-level verbal and written communication skills in sensitive or complex circumstances.

How to Apply

Click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Monday, 20 May 2019 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check is required for this position.

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Melbourne Water is owned by the Victorian Government. We manage Melbourne's water supply catchments, remove and treat most of Melbourne's sewage, and manage rivers, creeks and major drainage systems throughout the Port Phillip and Westernport region.

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