Specialist - Aboriginal Contractor Engagement

Water Corporation

Location: Leederville

Job Type: Not Specified


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  • An opportunity to lead & influence our business
  • Permanent position – $123,176 plus Super
  • Based in our Leederville office

Pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Australian Aboriginal descent

One organisation. One hugely diverse workforce

Our diversity is our strength

Different backgrounds. Different experiences. Different areas of expertise. It’s our diverse mix of people that makes Water Corporation such a hugely rewarding place to work. As the principal supplier of water, wastewater and drainage services across Western Australia, we offer exciting career opportunities state-wide. Needless to say, we welcome ambitious job seekers who share our commitment to providing excellent customer service for West Australians.

About the role

We have a permanent opportunity for a Specialist - Aboriginal Contractor Engagement to lead Aboriginal supplier engagement across Water Corporation to increase Aboriginal contractor usage and deliver sustained levels of engagement, as well as alignment with our Reconciliation Action Plan. This role will be based in our Leederville office reporting to the Manager – Commercial Support.

Key responsibilities

  • Represent Water Corporation across Government and non-Government agencies, as well as with other stakeholders, to negotiate and influence the delivery of meaningful outcomes for Aboriginal supplier engagement
  • Provide advice across the Corporation on Aboriginal suppliers, ensuring understanding of issues impacting Aboriginal business services and local programs
  • Investigate and lead critical projects that enhance service delivery, budget effectiveness, efficiency and improve outcomes for Aboriginal suppliers
  • Project manage and deliver a range of key events, projects and functions of strategic importance, to improve the Corporation’s brand in the industry
  • Establish and maintain networks with Aboriginal businesses, including attendance at meetings and ongoing communication and liaison

Key skills and experience

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline and considerable experience in procurement and contracting in a utility business or a heavy engineering and Construction environment
  • Considerable experience in positions that require deep knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultural beliefs, attitudes and protocols.
  • Considerable experience working with procurement policies and procedures employed by large Corporations
  • Experience in the development of corporate strategies and policies
  • Availability to undertake travel within Western Australia in accordance with business needs


If you are interested in the above opportunity, please submit a covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Applications close on Friday 30th September 2022.

As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete Pre-Employment screening which may include a medical, qualification check, police clearance and Australian working rights check.

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace

Water Corporation is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and our community. How we will achieve this is outlined in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and People and Safety Strategy.

We acknowledge the different skills, experiences and perspectives that people from diverse backgrounds including, race, ethnicity, disability, age, gender identity and sexual orientation bring to the workplace, will only strengthen our workforce.

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace is inclusive, where all our people feel that they belong, are valued, respected and have equal access to opportunities and resources.

We encourage applications from our key priority communities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, youth and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment to enable people with disability to participate fully in all aspects of employment wherever possible by offering reasonable adjustments including adjustments in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit our website.

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