Nov 27, 2019

Director, Water Supply Regulation

$129,227 - $141,773 yearly
  • Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
  • Brisbane
Full time Government Management Regulation & Compliance


The Role

Operating from within the Water Supply Regulation business group, you will be responsible for leading the regulation of service providers to assure drinking and recycled water quality and the regulation of service performance. The Director is responsible for leading and managing multi-disciplinary projects and teams to ensure the development and implementation of best practice policies, procedures and strategies, in line with State Government priorities and strategic direction.

Key Duties and Accountabilities

  • Lead and manage a multi-disciplinary workforce in a complex regulatory environment, including the development of regulatory support systems for drinking and recycled water and service performance
  • Lead and manage projects to coordinate business change to establish and implement a regulatory framework with clear and consistent compliance requirements
  • Collaborate across DNRME to enable the delivery of a range of projects across key functional areas that contribute to the department’s strategic objectives within tight timeframes
  • Develop strong and collaborative strategic partnerships through consultation, negotiation and networks
  • Prepare complex briefings and submissions for the Minster, the Premier, the Director-General and other senior government officials and stakeholders providing timely and accurate advice on complex issues
  • Manage the development and review of standards codes and procedures to enable the consistent and transparent implementation of regulatory decision making
  • Gather and investigate information from diverse sources and explore new ideas and diverse strategies
  • Ensure collaborative relationships and project delivery across Divisional Support to enable consistent services and programs/projects
  • Build a culture of high performance through continuous team learning and development
  • Other duties as directed and required



Anticipates the consequences of public policy on the organisation and community, and engages in high level critical thinking to identify the links and implications between complex issues ( Leads Strategically)

Is a stabilising influence, quickly discerning key implications for government, the organisation and community, to respond comprehensively in crisis or high-stakes situations ( Makes insightful decisions)


Develops organisational capability by dedicating time to understand the diverse goals and capabilities of others, empowering them to own and participate in creative ways to expand their knowledge, gain exposure, and new experiences across the system (Develops and mobilises talent)

 Acts as a skilful negotiator, using compelling arguments and evidence to persuade stakeholders toward mutually beneficial outcomes (Builds enduring relationships)


Fosters a workplace culture where all individuals share a personal responsibility for promoting the physical and psychological health and safety of others (Fosters healthy and inclusive workplaces)

Fosters cross-sector collaborations to assess risk and develop contingencies and options to protect the sustainable delivery of services (Demonstrates sound governance)


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Applications close:  24 December 2019


Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy

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Degree targeted

There are no mandatory requirements for this role, however experience in regulatory practice, science, or engineering would be highly desirable

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