• Full-time, two year contract
  • Support a national pipe rehabilitation research program
  • Engage with representatives from across the Australian water sector
  • Develop a strong understanding of contemporary issues in pipe rehabilitation

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is the peak body of the Australian urban water industry. Its members provide water and sewerage services to over 20 million Australians and to many of our largest industrial and commercial enterprises.

An opportunity for a Program Manager has arisen within the WSAA team. This position will be based in Melbourne and reports to the WSAA Asset Management Program Coordinator. The Program Manager is responsible for the delivery of a $24M CRC-P project to enhance our understanding of pipe lining materials. The Project Manager role will engage with the senior project governance groups – Committee of Management, Project Steering Committees and oversight technical working groups. The person will be involved in all aspects of liaison between water utilities, manufacturers, applicators and universities.

We are seeking a professional with approximately 10 years' experience for a full-time, 2-year contract. The person should be an energetic, people-oriented, self-starter with experience in the water industry or a related sector. We offer the opportunity to build a strong network across the Australian water sector, support water utilities and their customers through collaboration, and assist in addressing a contemporary issue in the water industry. Salary is in the range $130-160K, based on level of experience. 

Note that the role involves a level of interstate travel to attend meetings including some overnight stays. WSAA promotes workplace flexibility in working hours to accommodate for different workloads, the need to work across multiple time zones and undertake reasonable levels of overtime.

You will need to have:

  • A tertiary qualification in engineering, applied science or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with people, understand and meet their needs and requirements.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • An ability to convert scientifically complex information into practical, accessible formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, with experience in contract management.
  • Ability to provide leadership to multidisciplinary teams.
  • The ability to work independently and engage with colleagues in multiple office locations.


  • Knowledge of pipe condition assessment and the urban water industry is desirable but not mandatory.

To be considered for this position, you must include in your application a current CV and a cover letter addressing the 'Professional Requirements' found in the position description.

Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday 9 April 2019. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

James Goode
Asset Management, Program Coordinator
03 8605 7615
0434 609 618

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27 Mar 2019

James Goode

James Goode

Asset Management Program Coordinator