Water Resource Planning Analyst

Melbourne Water

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to Udaya Kularathna, the Team Leader Water Resource Assessment you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

As the Water Resource Planning Analyst you’ll be responsible for water resource assessments and strategic inputs that inform policy initiatives of State Government such as water markets, water supply grid and water resource strategy development. You will also facilitate the development of modelling capability for integrated water resource assessment and the transition to new water resource modelling platform.

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Your Skills and Experience

  • A proficient technical knowledge and extensive experience in water resources planning, water resource policy and water allocation frameworks

  • Demonstrated experience with modelling and assessment tools used for water resource assessment and planning including system simulation, optimisation and rainfall-runoff models

  • Sound knowledge of catchment hydrology, environmental flow management and integrated water resource management

  • Sound knowledge of regulatory environment as it applies to the water industry

  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills


Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a qualification in Civil or Environmental Engineering or Hydrology.

For more information, please see the attached  Position_Description

How to apply

Click on the “apply” button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: 9TH February 2020 at 11:55pm AEST