Executive Coordinator

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 the General Manager – Waterways & Catchment Operations 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

This full time twelve month fixed term contract is working from our 990 La Trobe Street office and working from home. As the Executive Coordinator you will be responsible for liaising between the office of the General Manager and other departments within the organisation in the delivery of strategic objectives and ensuring adequate GM oversight of panned outcomes. This will include being a first-point-of-contact for various matters and advising the General Manager of priorities, emerging risks and opportunities.

Your focus will include supporting the GM in day to day operations including diary and email management, coordination of briefing materials, management of correspondence, preparation documents, reports and information management, management of approvals under the GM’s delegated authority and general administration tasks such as invoice processing and travel booking.

The role also coordinates a cross-enterprise Governance Group, providing administrative management and oversight. Within the role you will work closely with the Chair of the Governance Group to ensure all deadlines are met for circulation and distribution of papers including coordination of forward calendars, agendas and taking down/disseminating the minutes. In supporting the General Manager, the role also ensures the group’s contribution to the production of internal Board and Sub-Committee papers are managed within required timeframes, working closely with the Assistant Company Secretary and Group Manager Transformation.

The Executive Coordinator will be required to take up other coordination functions at the direction of the GM while the group is actively moving through a complex Transformation Program. This will include working closely with the Transformation Manager and Direct Report team to ensure alignment of business-as-usual programs.

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.

Growth & Development

We’re a curious bunch at Melbourne Water and relish any opportunity to learn something new. We are in the business of enhancing life and liveability, which lends itself to re-imagining what’s possible and challenging the status quo. We offer a variety of learning opportunities; from formal development programs, digital learning content and lunch & learns; to visiting our sites and getting to see our initiatives and projects first hand. We believe that learning happens every day, so we support our people to continuously learn and experiment in the flow of their work, designing their own development path.


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

Proven experience in building strong relationships and utilising a broad internal and external stakeholder network to better negotiate and influence group and customer outcomes.
Ability to work independently and with confidence in liaising at all levels of the organisation and in the representation of the GM/group’s position on various matters.
Understanding and coordination of change management programs, disseminating communication materials and development of key messages.
Proven problem solving and analytical skills, being proactive in identifying issues, with the ability to adapt as priorities change and to demonstrate leadership when supporting the group on key challenges.
Prior experience in the coordination of governance groups will be highly regarded
Ability to exercise discretion and judgment when dealing with sensitive and confidential information

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with qualifications in Business or Project Management or a related field.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description:
Melbourne, VIC, AU