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Emergency Management and Resilience Officer

Wannon Water

Location: Warrnambool

Job Type: Full time


About us

Wannon Water is Victoria’s second largest regional urban water corporation by area.

Each day across South West Victoria we deliver clear, fresh drinking water to our customers. We also take away sewage and trade waste which we treat and return safely to the environment. As a key regional organisation, Wannon Water strives to be an influential community partner, contributing to the wellbeing and prosperity of the region as a whole. We are guided by our strategic direction of beyond water for strong communities.

We provide services to 34 towns, including residential, commercial, industrial and rural customers. Our 230-strong employee base has more than 1,500 years’ experience at Wannon Water to fulfil our purpose of delivering water and sewerage services and improving the lives of people in South West Victoria.

Our benefits

We are passionate about people - the people we employ, the people who depend on our products and services, and the people who make up our communities.

As an employee of Wannon Water, you will have a genuine opportunity to make the most of your talents, broaden your experience and take on rewarding challenges.

Working with the wider community, we commit to making gender equity a business and cultural norm. It’s simply the right thing to do. We embrace all forms of diversity and promote family-friendly working hours and leave arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we serve. We feature a mix of age groups and cultural diversity, programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative, and a raft of professional development opportunities, making working here a great lifestyle choice.

You will have access to:

  • Programs to recognise and showcase great work and initiative
  • A flexible work environment
  • An events and activities committee
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Rostered days off
  • An employee assistance program
  • Study leave
  • Health and wellbeing programs

Job Description

About the role

The position supports the Risk and Resilience team in providing a professional internal service to improve and embed our business continuity and emergency management frameworks and incident response across Wannon Water.

The role is integral in ensuring we have effective and efficient systems that reduce the likelihood, effect and consequences of emergencies.

The role represents Wannon Water in municipal, regional and state emergency management forums and helps to identify and deliver initiatives in conjunction with the relevant committee.

Responsibilities include the delivery and oversight of various plans and projects within the Risk and Resilience team to support these needs. This will include a detailed ongoing works program, working with a range of Wannon Water employees, government, agencies, regulators, industry partners, consultants and contractors.

Desired Skills and Experience

About you and your skills

You are proactive in your approach to work with investigative, conceptual and analytical problem-solving abilities. You have the ability to liaise with counterparts in other organisations to discuss specialist matters and within the organisation to resolve problems.

You have experience in researching, investigating and collating information. You employ a positive persuasive attitude to build learning and participation, and to reach a consensus on a pragmatic course of action.

A tertiary qualification in Risk Management, Business Continuity or Emergency Management or a related field, will be highly regarded but is not essential.

Completion of an Environment, Quality and/or OH&S Management System training course and completion of AIIMS 4 is desirable.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

This is a full-time permanent position located in the coastal city of Warrnambool with a generous salary of ($84,583.44 to $91,961.91) depending on skills and experience, plus superannuation, flexible working arrangements and rostered days off.

For further information, please call Brent Smith (Manager Safety Risk & Resilience) on 1300 926 666

A copy of the position description for this role is available here or via our website at

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday 4 December 2022

Click APPLY and you will be taken through to the Wannon Water Careers Portal to complete your application. Once there, you will be prompted to answer a few simple questions and upload your cover letter and CV. To give yourself the best opportunity to progress your application, please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the role requirements as outlined in the position description.

We thank you for taking the time to consider Wannon Water as a future employer and look forward to hearing from you.