General Manager Operations - SA Water

Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2010-101725_1603403889
Posted 2 months ago
  • A newly created role and the size and scale is unlike any in Australia

  • Bring strategic & innovative leadership to a state wide operation

  • A key executive role reporting to the Chief Executive

SA Water is a public corporation committed to providing world class water and sewerage services to the state of South Australia with more than 1.7 million customers.

The SA Water team, consisting of around 1,500 people, are passionate and dedicated to protecting and managing the state's water resources across a $14 billion network of assets, including 27,000 kilometres of water mains, more than 40 water treatment plants, four major desalination plants and 32 reservoirs and weirs. In addition to providing these essential services, SA Water provides water testing services nationally through the Australian Water Quality Centre brand.

A unique opportunity now exists to join the dynamic and collaborative SA Water executive team as they embark on a journey of change with a new organisational Strategy. As the General Manager Operations, reporting to the Chief Executive, you will provide strategic advice and direction to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of SA Water's infrastructure and business operations (Production and Treatment, Field Services, River Murray Operations and Operational contract management). Leading a large workforce of 300+ employees located throughout South Australia, you will ensure they continue to provide outstanding services to the SA Water customers. Concurrently you will identify opportunities to drive improvements that result in heightened customer satisfaction while ensuring the safety of the SA Water teams and the reliability of services are maintained.

To be considered for this enviable opportunity, SA Water are seeking a proven executive leader with significant operations experience managing large complex field based workforces within the utilities, resources or similar sectors. You are known for your contemporary and strategic leadership approach and ability to drive innovative efficiencies including better utilisation of technology. You are adept at establishing credible and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and you are highly regarded for your extemporary people leadership with a strong focus on safety and high performance.

Davidson Executive & Boards are assisting SA Water with this search and appointment. For further information please select the following link: Profile_SAWater_GM Operations.pdf

Or to submit an expression of interest visit For a confidential discussion, please contact Jarrod McLauchlan 0407 808 517 or Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734.