• Hamilton – Warrnambool location, regional Victoria
  • $95,395 to $105,994 plus super


Achieving a healthy and sustainable relationship between the natural environment and the community’s use of land and water resources is the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) vision. Their projects help combat degradation caused by pest plants and animals, habitat loss, dryland salinity, decline in flows and water quality of waterways, and erosion. They also help develop and preserve the natural values of the area. Glenelg Hopkins CMA is regarded as a leader in the industry, as recognized through winning the Australian Riverprize in 2013 and a number of other national awards.

The Senior Manager – Floodplain and Works is responsible for providing strong leadership, strategic vision and technical oversight to a small team of five, for the delivery of floodplain management and waterway works statutory functions.


Key areas of responsibility will include:

Strategic Leadership: Developing, implementing and reviewing the Glenelg Hopkins Regional Floodplain Management Strategy, CMA strategies, policies and programs and interpreting and advising on legislation and policy.

Leadership and team management: Providing leadership, advice and guidance to a team of technical experts; building and supporting a positive business culture to drive performance through mentoring, training and developing your team members.

Engineering Management: Direct, coordinate and provide advice on engineering and technical operations including continuous improvement and adaptive management initiatives to ensure Glenelg Hopkins CMA meets its statutory obligations.

Stakeholder and community engagement: Build and manage complex relationships with stakeholders, engage and educate community and stakeholders both individually and in meetings and forums.

Projects and Pilot Programs Management: Lead and manage complex programs and projects, manage changes in direction and setbacks, including project reporting.


Ideally you will have tertiary qualifications in Civil or Environmental Engineering, along with extensive technical experience in floodplain management and/or statutory planning. You will be an experienced people leader who is able to lead, engage and empower team members to continue to enhance the performance and outcomes of a high performing team. This role requires the ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships, navigate and influence difficult conversations and represent the CMA at community and stakeholder meetings and forums. You’ll need to be an effective communicator with the ability to manage competing priorities, setbacks and complex projects. High levels of drive, resilience and assertiveness are required.

You’ll be joining a high performing successful organisation who are passionate about what they do. This is your opportunity to contribute your leadership skills and technical expertise to an organisation with a well-known reputable brand. A rewarding and competitive salary package, including relocation assistance if required, is on offer.


Learn more about the significant and diverse programs Glenelg Hopkins CMA are delivering:

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


Inspired? Contact Ange Connor on 0407 833 152 or email [email protected] for a confidential discussion and a copy of the Position Description.

To apply, submit your resume and covering letter including your response to the application questions as detailed in the Position Description to [email protected].



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