General Manager Strategy & Planning – City West Water

Job Title: General Manager Strategy & Planning – City West Water
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: $200000 - $250000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-01-22
Reference: JO-1901-92987
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 22, 2019 16:50

Job Description

  • Join a well-regarded, dynamic executive team
  • Improve liveability in Melbourne’s CBD and western suburbs
  • Transform strategic intent into tangible initiatives and actions
City West Water (CWW) is one of three Victorian Government owned retail water businesses in metropolitan Melbourne, providing drinking water, trade waste, recycled water, stormwater harvesting and sewerage services to over 1 million customers and 40,000 businesses in Melbourne’s CBD and the growing western suburbs. This position exists to lead a transformation in the way CWW develops and executes its business strategies and is at the heart of transforming CWW’s services from asset centric to customer centric by ensuring customer expectations drive decisions and ultimately benefits the community. The organisation is now on the lookout for a high performing executive member to take on this role following the promotion of the incumbent to a Managing Director role within the Victorian water sector.   
Reporting to the Managing Director, the GM Strategy & Planning will form a critical part of the leadership team, working closely with the Board and the executive to define business strategy and transform City West Water’s strategic intent into tangible initiatives and actions through key organisational plans. These plans range from the overarching Corporate Plan, through to the Pricing Submission and significant Strategic Asset Management Plans. The Strategy & Planning team is responsible for maximising value obtained from CWW’s $1.6 billion infrastructure asset portfolio, through the implementation of innovative solutions to customer problems. Leading a highly capable team of 47 staff across a range of functions, you will promote a culture that drives innovation and is focused on so maximising value for the organisation and customers.
This unique opportunity with CWW will see you engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders both internally and externally, looking to leverage learnings, build partnerships and establish joint projects with others to improve the value CWW creates for its customers. You will also be involved in and lead a number of sector wide initiatives. An important success factor in the role will be to strengthen the organisations safety and environmental performance by embedding safety and environmental principles through all facets of the asset planning approach.
Key to your success will be a proven track record in corporate planning as well as an understanding of strategic asset management. You are well regarded from your dealings with Boards and senior stakeholders in the past and consider your communication skills to be a key strength. A familiarity of the public sector and regulated environments would be extremely beneficial and most importantly you are a strong people focused leader. Excited by an opportunity to be part of a dynamic leadership team and truly improve livability for a large population of Victoria, you can’t pass up this opportunity.       
City West Water prides itself on its diverse workforce, with a state of the art head office located in a vibrant and bustling community. Additionally, CWW offers a range of benefits to its employees including wellbeing initiatives, leave options, family caring benefits and discounted public transport. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive executive remuneration package.
To apply, please go to or for further information or a confidential discussion please call Seamus Scanlon on 03 9929 9589 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 03 9929 9515.