Technical Officer – Land Development

Bring your water or civil construction experience and provide technical advice to customers on subdivision matters relating to water supply, sewerage, irrigation and drainage.


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 roles:

LMW Infrastructure Services Department has commenced delivery of 5 years of capital works worth more than $100M, and we are seeking new passionate and driven people to be a part of this exciting program. We are looking for a diverse range of skills in leadership, engineering, planning, project management and construction supervision. With roles across our Land Development, Infrastructure Planning and Projects team, bring your experience in infrastructure planning, project delivery and construction supervision and we will support you to thrive in a career at LMW.

Upcoming planning and delivery works include brand new $30M water treatment plant, $30M watermains construction, $10M urban pressure enhancement project, $6M reclaimed water dam and many more, projected to total over $300M in the next 10 years. Whether technical, practical and interpersonal skills, we value the individual skill set each person brings to the team, working collaboratively with our project delivery partners to ensure value for money to our customers, contributing to prosperity of the local community.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical advice to customers of LMW on subdivision matters relating to water supply, sewerage, irrigation and drainage.
  • Investigate, prepare written reports, develop agreements and calculate development fees & charges.
  • Provide inspection and technical direction where required during construction of developments under the Developer Design Construct model.
  • Review ITP’s, CCTV, Compaction and Pressure Tests results to ensure quality standards are achieved.
  • Contributing to a safety orientated culture and ensuring the safety and quality of execution activities.

About you:

We require self-motivated people who are safety conscious looking to work in a fast-paced team environment. To be successful in these roles, you would ideally have some of the following:

  • Experienced tradesperson or other relevant experience in the civil construction, plumbing or water industry.
  • An analytical thinker with experience in delivering innovative technical solutions and an eye for detail
  • Good communication skills and an ability to manage multiple stakeholders and customers.
  • Understanding of how you work in a safe and effective manner

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

What we offer:

  • A strong focus on career and leadership development 
  • A friendly and inclusive culture 
  • A dynamic workplace where every day offers new and exciting ventures.
  • 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

How to apply:

We invite you to apply for any roles you believe are a good match for your skills and experience. To apply, please review the position requirements on our website and complete an application form addressing the following questions:

  1. What is your driver for applying for the position/s and what skills will you bring to the role?
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time, and how do you see LMW supporting your career goals?
  3. What is your approach to working in a team to create a positive and supportive environment?

To apply for this role, you must have the right to work in Australia and a Current Driver’s License.

Email your covering letter and resume to by Sunday 26 May 2024 (extended closing date). Enquiries can be directed to Dave Lahy on 0438 850 014 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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