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Murray Irrigation welcomes new PIIOP Principal Project Manager

Murray Irrigation has confirmed the appointment of Warren Jose as the Principal Project Manager for its Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program (PIIOP).

Mr Jose started with the company on Wednesday 22 April 2015 and brings more than 20 years of diverse industry and water sector experience to Murray Irrigation’s PIIOP project.

The appointment of Mr Jose coincides with a number of significant milestones achieved by Murray Irrigation in recent weeks, including the installation of the 500th irrigation outlet under the PIIOP project. “I’ve certainly come at a good time, following the installation of the 500th outlet,” Mr Jose said.

Mr Jose is highly experienced in the delivery of large and complex infrastructure projects.

Most recently, he held the role of General Manager Infrastructure Delivery at Central Highlands Water (CHW), in Ballarat, where he was a member of the executive management team and responsible for delivery of the capital expenditure program across the organisation.

This included delivery of the Country Towns Sewerage Scheme (to four towns in the region), major dam upgrade projects, and major water/wastewater treatment plant upgrades and pipeline infrastructure upgrades. Prior to that, Mr Jose was the Construction Group Manager at Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water in Horsham, working on the $680M Wimmera-Mallee Pipeline Project.

This project comprised the replacement of a channelbased stock and domestic water supply, to a 10,000km trunk and distribution stock and domestic water supply. Mr Jose also spent five years in Europe, working on large scale mining and civil engineering projects, including the Aznalcollar Tailings Dam Disaster near Seville (Spain), plus other major projects in Kilkenny (Ireland) and Plymouth in England.

“I’m really looking forward to the successful delivery of the PIIOP project. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Murray Irrigation and its customers. It’s great to be part of it,” Mr Jose said. Murray Irrigation’s PIIOP project has received funding of almost $170 million from the Australian Government’s Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program (PIIOP) in NSW.