Jan 13, 2022

Manager Major Plants

  • Icon Water Limited
  • Lower Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre, Stockdill Drive, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Full time Engineering Engineering (civil/structural) Engineering (mechanical) Engineering (chemical) Engineering (process)


Manager Major Plants

  • Ongoing Full-Time position
  • Generous salary package commencing from $200K plus superannuation

If you are looking for your next leadership challenge, Icon Water’s Infrastructure Services Management Team requires a decisive, results-focussed, and strategic Major Plants Manager to lead the organisation’s Major Plants Team. 

Using your strong people and leadership skills, and your technical knowledge, you will lead a team responsible for co-ordination and management of safe, effective and reliable operations and maintenance activities related to the provision of Icon Water’s water and sewerage services at its major treatment plants.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which values diversity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and all ages. We also have a strong focus on gender balance within the organisation and encourage women to apply.

As the Manager Major Plants, you will:

  • Provide strategic direction and prioritisation of Major Plants Branch strategic improvement opportunities including motivating, communicating, and leading change within the Branch to foster a team with a learning mindset and an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Foster a safety-first culture within the Branch to ensure all legislative obligations and Icon Water’s policies and procedures are followed
  • Work proactively and collaboratively as a member of the Infrastructure Services Management Team to aid in the development and execution of Group and Organisational business strategy
  • Establish, lead and maintain systems, process and capability to plan, schedule and deliver effective and consistently reliable operations and maintenance services in relation to major treatment plant assets.
  • Develop, manage and monitor Branch financial budget and planned activities and deliverables.


Icon Water Limited

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Degree targeted

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in engineering (chemical, mechanical, electrical, or civil) are strongly desirable.
  • Extensive leadership experience with time spent in senior management or supervisory level roles required. 
  • Significant experience as a manager or leader in an industrial and operational environment, including demonstrated dispute resolution and mediation skills as well as demonstrated ability in building solid working relationships with all levels of the organisation and encouraging and improving team performance
  • Familiarity with water and sewage treatment plant process
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic relationships and contract management
  • Experience in the delivery of specialised utility services, or a demonstrated customer service focus
  • Experience in preparing and presenting complex business issues and information combined with the ability to engage and influence a diverse set of stakeholders. 
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Workplace Health and Safety legislation, regulations, obligations and requirements
  • Experience in influencing and communicating at all levels of management in a complex and technically innovative organisation
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing and managing workplace change within an industrial environment.

    Bonus if you have:

    • Asset management expertise and demonstrated understanding of ISO 55000
    • Operational role experience in water or other utilities

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