Senior Project Officer

Location:Melbourne
Job Type:Contract/Temp

$106,988 + 9.5% Superannuation
Temporary to 30 June 2020

As a leading local government, the City of Melbourne aims to achieve our goal for Melbourne to be a bold, inspirational and sustainable city. Each year we deliver a vast range of projects and programs, designed to ensure we remain one of the world’s most sustainable, accessible and equitable cities.

The City of Melbourne is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety. We actively support diversity, inclusion and flexibility in our workplace and in turn are seeking people who can demonstrate and display our City of Melbourne values of accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and the desire to strive for excellence. Together we Make the Difference.

How this position will Make the Difference to City of Melbourne…

The Waste and Recycling Branch manages the strategic direction and delivery of waste and recycling services within the municipality through the provision of contracted services, program delivery and policy development.

As the Senior Project Officer, you will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of the City of Melbourne Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030. You will be responsible for the design and delivery of capital projects and infrastructure, involving complex engagement partnerships.

You will coordinate the annual budget and capital works bids, budget planning and expenditure monitoring for waste resource recovery strategy programs. Furthermore, you will interact, consult and collaborate with residents, businesses, state government agencies or departments, neighbouring local councils, consultants, and contractors.

Our ideal candidate will be a highly proficient project management professional who is an outcome focussed, effective communicator with prior experience delivering waste and recycling projects.

You can bring… (Selection criteria)

  • Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence.
  • High level project management skills.
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to liaise effectively with the community and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in developing and implementing programs.
  • High level collaborative, negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in environmental management or sustainability.


To view the physical requirements of this position, please see below under Position Information.

How to apply…

As part of the online application form you are required to:

  • attach your resume
  • attach a separate cover letter, responding to the selection criteria (no more than two pages), as listed above under ‘You can bring…’


Please address your covering letter to Deb Cailes, Director Waste and Recycling.

The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.


The Advertised Close Date and other important information can be found on www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/careers


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