Capital Works Planning Manager


Location: Maroochydore

Job Type: Full time


About us:
At Unitywater, we operate in a diverse and inclusive environment where no two days are the same. We provide essential water supply and reliable utilities services to the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions that account for 16% of Queensland’s population. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to service our communities with smart and environmentally sustainable practices.

About the role:
As the Capital Works Planning Manager, you will lead a team and be responsible for providing strategic advice in the prioritisation and justification of our capital works program. You will be accountable for the development and approval of our water and sewerage capital works programs and have a strong interface across the organisation, including working closely with the Executive Leadership Team and senior Managers. Additionally, you will facilitate sustainable and timely planning and design of our capital works programs by leading the annual capital works budget submission process, including the prioritisation of projects and justification of proposed expenditure; and leading the development of programs of capital works based on schedules provided by the Network Planning and Emerging Communities sections and capital project submissions.

About you:
To contribute to Unitywater’s values of Reliability, Safety, Honesty & Integrity, Efficiency, One Team, Innovation, you will ideally demonstrate the following skills and qualities for the role:

  • Extensive experience within a utilities environment with a focus on development management and asset planning, coupled with a Degree in Engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of Engineers and Project Managers engaged in the planning and design of water supply and sewerage network infrastructure.
  • Significant experience in compiling, prioritising, and justifying programs of capital works.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, coupled with experience in liaising and consulting at Executive level.

Working at Unitywater:
Unitywater is one of the largest employers in the region, offering continuous investment in training, diverse career paths, health and wellness benefits, flexible work arrangements and a rewarding environment. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment that supports individuals to reach their full potential.

Proudly Unitywater:
We know that we are smarter, better, together. That’s why we are committed to working in a team that includes values the unique contributions of all our people. Unitywater actively encourages candidates with all abilities and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applications close: COB Tuesday 6 June.

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