First listed on: 04 October 2019

Environmental Planner 

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 Catchment Strategies & Services  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 Environmental Planner you’ll be responsible for planning, investigating and managing studies in developing greenfield areas which lead to the identification of cultural heritage, environmental factors, such as flora and fauna and ecohydrology regimes to inform new or existing infrastructure strategy designs.

The environmental planner will be required to interpret outcomes of these investigations, working in partnership with internal teams and consultants to develop technical solutions which lead to sustainable scheme designs for future livable communities.

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

  • Experience and knowledge in areas of land development and town planning, drainage issues, storm water and floodplain management, drainage infrastructure planning, engineering design and construction, environmental management and water sensitive urban design.
  • Knowledge of processes and practices associated with best practice requirements for floodplain management, drainage design, storm water management
  • Ability to influence the decision making process of government agencies, panels and local government.

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification in Civil/Environmental Engineering, science or natural resource management or equivalent.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description:  Position Description - Environmental Planner 2019 (002).pdf

How to apply

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

Closing date: Sunday 13 October 2019 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment is required for this position.



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