Sep 14, 2023

Manager Statutory Functions

$140,000 - $155,000 yearly
  • Southern Rural Water
  • Hybrid (Negotiable across SRW’s major offices including Maffra, Mitcham, Werribee, Warrnambool with WFH opportunities)
Full time Compliance Management Regulation & Compliance Natural Resources -Water


Full Time Ongoing

Total Remuneration Package $140,000-$155,000 (incl super) based on skills and experience.

About the Role

The Manager Statutory Functions is responsible for ensuring robust planning and licencing outcomes are administered to deliver outstanding service to Southern Rural Water’s unregulated water use customer base across a broad geographical region extending from the west to the far east of the state.

This newly created senior position will play a critical part in the development and implementation of risk management, strategic, corporate and pricing plans, and drive performance improvements for more water in production, and affordable prices for SRW customers. If you have excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to be agile and adaptable to changing circumstances, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!


Specifically, this will include:

  • Accountability for groundwater and surface water resource planning and licencing services to customer group of around 10,000 licence holders.
  • Interpreting government policy to ensure licencing and planning of unregulated systems are consistent with expectations of the Minister.
  • Administering policy advice and advocate for customers through strategic meetings with DEECA, CMAs, Councils and other stakeholders, and representing SRW on complex licencing applications and water resource issues.
  • Ensuring licences issued comply with the requirements of relevant state legislation and SRW’s corporate policies.
  • Ensuring the validity of delegations, argument, documentation and representation as well as defending decisions at the Victorian Civil and Administrative tribunal.
  • Ensuring all applications including statutory referrals are processed in accordance with legislation and policy and within agreed targets.
  • Leading the development and implementation of processes for proactive property surveillance and local management plans
  • Managing water sales and trading process and transactions in the Water register across SRW’s unregulated water resources


About you

Do you have some of the following skills?

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role, eg. licencing, applications, strategy, and/or experience in decision making in a referral authority, local or state government or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and embed change within the organisation, including streamlining standards and processes and developing innovative approaches to programme development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of the Water Act and water policy, particularly the effect on the management of unregulated water in Victoria.
  • Leadership skills and experience, including leading effective leadership of a function, operational and financial management, performance management, mentoring and strategic planning.
  • Judgment and decision-making skills, including management of complex regulatory, compliance and/or statutory issues.
  • Highly developed communication skills, including ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive information and influence outcomes.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent practical experience


How to Apply

Don’t delay, apply today! Applications should be made online by clicking 'Apply' before midnight Sunday 8 October 2023 or by visiting our website:

Please take the time to describe how your knowledge, skills and abilities would make you a suitable candidate for this role as part of your cover letter.

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Southern Rural Water is committed to diversity and inclusion in employment and is proud to encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, abilities, ages, genders, gender identities and/or sexual orientations.

Southern Rural Water acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters we work with and within, and pay respects to Elders past and present.

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