Australia nationals: Project Officer (Water)

Government of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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  • Exciting opportunity for a project officer to join a dynamic role
  • Ongoing full-time role available, NSW location negotiable
  • Generous remuneration package. Salary from $97,152 to $107,541 (plus super and annual leave loading

Our Water Group is currently seeking a Project Officer to join their Dams Safety team.

As a Project Officer, you will undertake project management and support activities to contribute to the development and delivery of a range of projects for Dams Safety NSW. Your duties will include liaising with Dams Safety NSW members and project teams to maintain project documentation, monitoring project plans, preparing briefs, collating data and information to identify emerging issues, and reporting on project progress against established milestones and deliverables.

To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced project officer with demonstrated skills in project planning, monitoring, reporting and secretariat functions. You will be effective at managing projects concurrently and prioritising tasks across a high-volume workload to ensure deadlines are met. It is essential that you have strong communication skills with the ability to prepare briefs and build collaborative working relationships with stakeholders.

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment drives Government priorities across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries.

Our Water Group exists to efficiently manage water in NSW with the objective to create a contemporary government water agency focused on planning and policy, regulation, information and insights, and programs and performance. Dams Safety NSW seeks to ensure that any risks to people and to environmental and economic assets from dams are of a level that is acceptable to the community.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 10 August 2020

Enquiries: Margaret Hynes, Manager Capability on 0407 286 455 or via email at

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working:

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity:

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.