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Digital Metering Procurement Specialist

Yarra Valley Water - Mitcham, VIC

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  • Digital Metering Procurement Specialist
  • Full-time role, 6-month fixed term (possible extension) at an organisation with an award-winning culture
  • Flexible working arrangements considered

Yarra Valley Water provides essential water supply and sanitation services to over 2 million people who live and work in the northern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We see a bright future that starts with people. Our award-winning culture fosters an inclusive, collaborative work environment and provides the development opportunities, flexibility and support that enable high levels of achievement and personal satisfaction.

Our innovative and exciting Digital Enablement Plan supports the delivery of our 2030 Strategy and will transform us into a modern, adaptive, and scalable digital utility with user experience at the center. This is a perfect time to join us as we move into the delivery phase and put in place a range of technologies (both IT and OT including major platforms such as Salesforce, Arwin and ServiceNow, field- based sensors including digital meters and the analytics to leverage the value of the data they return. These new technologies combined with our transition to the Cloud will transform the way we work and the way our customers and community experience our services.

If you have a passion for continuous learning, agile practices and delivery optimisation, then this is an opportunity for you to bring your experience and expertise to YVW.

The role

The Digital Metering Procurement Specialistis responsible for providing procurement and contract management expertise to the Digital Metering Program. You will be responsible for implementing the digital metering procurement strategy, including the procurement of key contracts (such as the meter installation/maintenance contract) for the digital meter roll out.

You will also provide digital metering input to changes to any other existing metering related contracts and supporting broader procurement and contract initiatives to maximise the timeliness, quality, risk mitigation and commercial benefit for Yarra Valley Water.

What will I be doing?

  • Manage the procurement of the key digital metering contracts (such as the meter installation/maintenance contract) for the digital meter roll outs
  • Plan and execute the implementation of the digital metering procurement strategy, including revision of the strategy
  • Plan and coordinate the procurement, contracting, engagement, monitoring progress, documenting, and reporting activities.
  • Manage and support the delivery of high-quality stakeholder engagement through prompt and effective communication with Tenderers, Contractors, Team Managers and Contract Managers
  • Work with the relevant digital metering neighborhood members and existing contract managers to ensure that all stakeholders impacted by any changes are identified and that the impacts of those changes are captured and communicated
  • Identify and manage risks and governance associated with the procurement activities, including the development of appropriate risk mitigation measures
  • Provide specialist advice about procurement processes, supplier evaluation, qualification and selection making sure ongoing compliance with YVW and Government guidelines

What are we looking for?
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Territory qualification in Engineering Procurement, Project Management or related discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement and project/contract management
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills in dealing with key stakeholders including senior management, customers, consultants, contractors, regulators, and committees
  • Demonstrated experience in managing all documents, policies and procedures, standards, and specifications
  • Experience in developing strategies, analysis, and efficiency improvements

Why Yarra Valley Water?

  • This full-time role is classified as an Officer Level 5 (6-month fixed term), pro rated salary package $108,114 - $116,876 per annum
  • Generous personal leave entitlements
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Social events, skill-sharing and networking opportunities

How to apply
Applications should include a supporting Cover Letter and Resume.

Closing date: Sunday 14th March 2021

Yarra Valley Water is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and strongly encourages applications from all types of people, from all walks of life. We believe diversity of thinking fosters innovation and delivers better outcomes for our customers, and we value a workforce that’s a match for our diverse community.

This position is available for Yarra Valley Water employees and external applicants.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks, if required for the position (which may include police records checks).