Nov 05, 2021

General Manager - Distribution Services, Yarra Valley Water

  • Davidson
  • Mitcham - Head Office
Full time Engineering (process)


  • Lead a Large Operational Workforce
  • Make a Positive Difference for Communities and the Environment
  • Join an Inclusive, Flexible and award winning culture
  • Be Part of a Collaborative and High Performing Executive

About Yarra Valley Water

Yarra Valley Water is one of Australia’s largest water utilities, supplying water and sanitation services to two million Victorians and more than 58,000 businesses. Managing a $5.4 billion asset portfolio, the organisation covers about 4,000 square kilometers. Servicing more than 30% of Victoria’s population every day, customers are at the centre of everything they do.

The organisation has a commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and work to advance the Sustainable Development Goals is ongoing and aligns with the business strategy. In partnership with their diverse customer base, Traditional Custodians and other stakeholders, they are focused on building inclusion and connection to help create a more resilient, prosperous community. A values-based organisation, their workforce of over 800 reflects the diversity of the community in which they serve. With an ongoing commitment to being a high-performing organisation with a focus on excellence, heart and collaboration it’s no wonder they have a reputation as a great place to work.

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Managing Director and as part of a collaborative executive team, this role contributes to the strategic direction of the organisation ensuring the customer’s voice is heard and understood. Providing direct leadership to key planning and service functions including:

  • Integrated management systems
  • Service response
  • Operations
  • Asset Planning
  • Asset and Field Services
  • Climate Change Resilience

Delivery through a hybrid workforce of both direct employees and contracted service providers, the role oversees the performance of providers to ensure customer and service standards are maintained and enhanced. Safety and risk management will be at the forefront of this role given the contributions it will make in asset planning and service and field response.   

About You

You are known as a well-rounded and experienced leader, who can access extensive knowledge and experience to provide critical advice to Board and executives, including effectively integrating risk profiling into key strategies to inform strategic decisions. Key to your success is your resilience and energy to coach and effectively lead others with an engaging and empowering style. An understanding of public sector and regulated environments is critically important with an ability to influence and build long-term customer and stakeholder relationships and oversee large service delivery contracts.

If you are an accountable and passionate experienced people leader who is purpose-led and performance-oriented then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘apply now’ button and upload your resume. For a copy of the PD, please click here. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517 or Rebecca Aldridge on 0407 093 332 from Davidson Search & Advisory who as supporting YVW with this search and appointment process.  




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