Jun 07, 2018

Operations Manager

  • Ventia Pty Ltd
  • Burwood VIC, Australia
Full time Construction Consulting Engineering Management Project Management


As one of Australia's largest services businesses, we have a strong, inclusive culture that values our people and provides clear direction in our professional activities and our personal behaviours.  We pride ourselves on safely delivering a high level of services for our clients.

About the project

Ventia’s water capabilities span the full water cycle from supply catchments and waterways to distribution. We operate and maintain desalination, potable water treatment, sewage treatment and recycle plants and associated water and sewer networks.

Ventia are supporting Yarra Valley Water in delivering their commitment to customer service and the safe delivery of sustainable water and sewerage services. On this project, we provide integrated civil, mechanical and electrical maintenance services across YVW water and sewage network.

Anchored by our values, we have a strong focus on Yarra Valley Water’s priorities for improving business, environmental and customer service outcomes, as well as improving whole-of-life asset management through our service methodology, use of technology and innovation.

About the role

As part of the Yarra Valley Water senior management team and reporting to the Project Director, you will Project Manage the delivery of integrated civil, mechanical and electrical maintenance services for reactive and scheduled works on the project.

Your remit will add value to the project for both YVW and Ventia through;

  • Mentoring delivery teams to drive improvement in productivity and efficiency without compromising safety, environmental and quality objectives
  • Managing the audit regimes in regards to subcontractors, procurement and statutory maintenance activities
  • Fostering an environment to enhance performance, job satisfaction and productivity of all our people
  • Monitoring, analysing and reporting on performance (KPI) data to ensure timely delivery of all services

 About you

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced Operations Manager with demonstrable tenure in a similar tier 1 contractor environment.

You will be a strategist with excellent stakeholder engagement kills, strong business acumen and an ability to deliver key objectives through encouraging productivity and cost awareness.

You will have the ability to confidently negotiate, influence and lead from the front while building lasting internal and external business relationships.

The ideal candidate will be accountable, act decisively and not be afraid to challenge the status quo.

Essential and preferred skills include:

  • Diploma in Project Management or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years Operations Management experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the Water Industry
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Demonstrated strong operational experience in delivering complex projects
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to influence at all levels essential
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team essential
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with demonstrated negotiation and analytical skills are critical.

What Ventia can offer

Apply today to join an organisation that delivers innovative, safety-focussed and performance driven solutions that can provide genuine opportunities for growth and development of your career.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Shield Miranda, shield.miranda@ventia.com.au


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