Project Officer/Engineer (Electrical)

Do you have experience and passion for Project Engineering and Delivery? Are you looking for solid career progression opportunities, working across complex water infrastructure? Join a supportive team to play a valuable contribution to Lower Murray Water’s $20M annual capital works program.


Lower Murray Water (LMW) is a water corporation providing services to around 80,000 urban and rural customers along the Murray River. Our service region lies within the traditional lands of First Nations Peoples, starting from Barapa Barapa (Koondrook), travelling downstream along the Murray River through Latji Latji (Mildura) and flowing to Ngintait at the South Australian border. With over 200 staff located in and around Mildura, Swan Hill, Kerang and Robinvale, our vision is for a healthy, sustainable water future. 

About the role:  

Reporting directly to the Program Manager, you will be instrumental in leading the delivery of your own suite of projects, as well as supporting others in the delivery of their Projects, leveraging strengths across a multi-disciplined team. From scoping and stakeholder engagement, to design and delivery, you will see projects through from concept through to construction and commissioning. You will be supported by your numerous teammates, tier 1 consultants and contractors to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget to the benefit of our customers and wider community. 

Key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to: 

  • Support the development of project scope, budgets, plans and schedules  
  • Engage and coordinate stakeholders during the development and execution of work including operations, contractors and external agencies 
  • Engage and manage external designers, consultants and contractors, ensuring their work is completed within the terms of the contract and safely achieves the required outcomes 
  • Apply innovative design ideas to maximise internal and external customer outcomes 
  • Monitor and regularly report on project progress and budgets, ensure action is taken to address deviations from the project program 
  • Contribute to a safety orientated culture and ensure the safety and quality of all activities 

About you: 

We require a self-motivated person who is safety conscious looking to work in a fast-paced team environment. To be successful in this role, you would ideally have some of the following;  

  • Experienced electrical engineer or highly experienced tradesperson with experience in the water industry or related, ideally with experience in SCADA and Control Systems 
  • An analytical thinker with experience in delivering innovative technical solutions and an eye for detail 
  • Able to manage competing priorities, delivering multiple projects at various stages of delivery 
  • Good communication skills and an ability to manage multiple stakeholders    
  • Understanding of how you work in a safe and effective manner  

You don’t have to tick EVERY box – come with what you have to offer and we will support you with the rest! 

What we offer:  

  • A friendly and inclusive culture 
  • Exposure to complex projects within our water infrastructure that will mean every day can be a learning opportunity 
  • A strong focus on career and leadership development  
  • Flexible working options to support a healthy work-life balance for you and your family.  
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives including an Employee Assistance Program.  
  • Attractive salary and employment benefits under our Enterprise Agreement 

Working at LMW will inspire you to be passionate, innovative and dynamic. The skills and abilities you bring to the role will be valued, in turn we are committed to fostering a high-performing culture through continued coaching, developing and learning opportunities which will support an exciting career at LMW.  

How to apply:

To apply for this role please prepare an application form including responses to the following questions:  

  1. Describe a project based innovation you have developed and led? What was the issue? How did you resolve it?  
  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time, and how do you see LMW supporting that? 
  1. Define what you believe contributes most to a positive workplace culture 

Email your application form and resume to by 14 July 2024. Enquiries can be directed to Toni Doxey on 0418 926 025 or the Recruitment email address. 

We pride ourselves on our inclusive and diverse workforce and celebrate that everyone at LMW is unique in their own way. These unique differences create a culture at LMW that enhances not only our organisation but also the community in which we serve.  

If you require any help with your application, accessibility or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process please don’t hesitate to contact our Diversity & Inclusion Officer – Steph on 0498 400 052. 

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