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Principal – Strategic Programs

Water Corporation

Location: Leederville

Job Type: Not Specified


  • Permanent Role
  • Based in Leederville
  • An opportunity to collaborate and add value to the future of Water Corporation

About the role

Our Assets Planning and Delivery Group has an opportunity for a Principal, Strategic Programs who will partner with internal and external stakeholders to deliver asset related strategic projects for the Organisation. This role will add value and contribute to the success of the future of Water Corporation.

What the role will offer

  • Identify strategic land acquisition requirements in partnership with relevant Program Managers across all services
  • Represent the Corporation in consultation and negotiations with Government Agencies, Local Authorities, Water Services Association of Australia, consultants, developers and stakeholders.
  • Advise on land related requirements for various asset types, including the coordination of more detailed advice through Engineering business units
  • Coordinate with the Environment business unit to identify strategic land acquisition opportunities for environmental offsets
  • Develop and maintain a strategic land acquisition register that identifies all land requirements, priorities, status of investigations and acquisition process
  • Prepare business cases to facilitate funding approvals for land acquisition
  • Provide project management support for the appointment of external resources to complete investigations (engineering, flora and fauna, contaminated site, geotech etc) as required
  • Identify opportunities to acquire available land that may be of strategic value to the Corporation’s business
  • Assist planners with the definition of land requirements
  • Attend/facilitates meetings to discuss progress on strategic land acquisition
  • Track and report progress on strategic land acquisition for advice to Executive and Program Managers

Key skills and experience

  • Degree level qualified in an engineering field or similar
  • Planning experience with water infrastructure and identifying opportunities in land acquisition desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Past experience managing external resources
  • Strong negotiation skills

Apply: 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.

Please note: As part of the recruitment process you may be required to complete pre-employment screening which may include a medical, qualification check, police clearance and Australian working rights check.

Applications close Sunday 26 th March 2022

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.”

Applicants with disability who require adjustments in the recruitment process, or alternative methods of communication, can contact a Recruitment Officer at

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