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Operational Maintenance Area Manager

Ventia Pty Ltd
Sydney, NSW
29 days ago: Ventia Pty Ltd

Job Description

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Area Manager (West) to support our Sydney Water contract overseeing the service delivery of services to over 4.6 million residents in 1.8 million homes across the greater Sydney region.

  • Join one of the largest infrastructure services providers in Australasia
  • Work with an experienced, diverse, and collaborative team
  • Work in an environment where our people can make a difference. 

About the role

We are looking for a passionate, organised leader to join our team as Operational Maintenance Area Manager (West Region).  Reporting to the Contract Manager, you will be responsible for delivering work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring safety cost, quality and efficiency as you do, so that our client’s portfolio is maintained to a high level.

You will be responsible for managing a team of Mechanical and Electrical fitters in providing Operational Maintenance Services for Sydney Water’s treatment, processing and network assets and sites.  This includes a programme of Preventive Maintenance and breakdown/reactive maintenance as required.  Ideally, you will have project management experience in operational or plant-based contracts in the water, waste or utilities industries.

You’ll be responsible for critical key activities including:

  • Safely Lead a team of Fitters and electricians through Delivery Team Leaders (Supervisors) across many geographically diverse sites in the Area
  • Provide cover as required for 24 x 7 operational support
  • Comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental laws, regulations, statutory obligations and Ventia policy at all times
  • Complete required Preventative and Corrective Maintenance and respond to breakdowns as required to meet KPIs
  • Analyse Operational performance weekly and prepare monthly reports
  • Utilisation of Field mobility software solutions (Sirius and Click) for work allocation
  • Represent Ventia Utility Services in dealing with Client and Sub-Contractors
  • Develop and execute a budget and forecast for labour, materials and expenses
  • Develop and execute continuous improvement projects to reduce costs, improve services and safety
  • Ensure monthly budget targets are achieved

 About you

  • Bachelor degree in or professional certification in business, engineering, trade or management highly desirable
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Minimum 5 years Staff and trades employee management
  • Demonstrated ability in:
    • Budget Management
    • Sub-Contactor Management
    • Client Engagement
    • Health, Safety and Environmental management
    • Work planning and resource management
  • Strong Communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Experience of using Work Order Allocations systems/processes
  • Commercially astute with strong financial acumen
  • Ability to understand Contracts and KPI measurement and management
  • Competent Microsoft user, especially in Excel, ability to analyse complex data scenarios and identify trends

What we offer you

You will be joining a team of experienced professionals in a specialised role and enjoy the benefits of working for a services business which is the largest of its kind in the country. We celebrate and embrace diversity across our business and encourage applications from a diverse range of individuals.

Apply today to join an organisation that delivers innovative, safety-focused and performance driven solutions that can provide genuine opportunities for growth and development of your career.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the job advertisement.  Email applications will not be accepted. 

N.B.  We respectfully request no agency approaches   

About Us

Ventia is a one of Australasia’s largest infrastructure services providers. We are work across a diverse range of industries and markets including transport, telecommunications and technology systems, the Internet of Things, facilities management, energy, water and environmental remediation. Ventia partners with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies and government agencies, private enterprises and public institutions.

As a diversified services organisation, Ventia appreciates the diversity and richness of its people, and seeks to create inclusive environments that promote your talent and skills. 


We have a new opportunity for an experienced Area Manager (West) to support our Sydney Water contract overseeing the service delivery of services to over 4.6 million residents in 1.8 million homes across the greater Sydney region. Join one of the largest infrastructure services providers in Australasia Work with an experienced, diverse, and collaborative team Work in an environment where our people can make a difference.  About the role We are looking for a passionate, organised leader to join our team as Operational Maintenance Area Manager (West Region).  Reporting to the Contract Manager, you will be responsible for delivering work in...

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