Department of Regional NSW
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Development Manager

Development Manager

  • 502018
  • Engineering
  • Projects
  • Property and Assets

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. 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 provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

  • 2x Full Time, Fixed Term positions available for 3 Years
  • All Regional NSW locations preferred including Dubbo, Queanbeyan, Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Wollongong or Newcastle, with other locations in NSW considered
  • Attractive salary from $116,211.00 to $128,061.00 (plus super and flexible work environment)

About Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation

Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation is focused on delivering on the NSW Government’s bold commitment to drive economic growth and prosperity in regional NSW through Special Activation Precincts.  We do this by partnering with government, business, industry and education providers to create world-class, sustainable, economic zones at the forefront of innovation. We work with the Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund and the Department of Planning & Environment who fund and plan these precincts respectively as part of the 20-year Economic Vision for Regional NSW. You can read more about us here

About the role

Due to growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join the team as a Development Manager. This is a pivotal role that focuses on supporting the planning and delivery of property developments and commercial transactions within the Special Activation Precincts.  The Development Manager will be responsible for multiple projects within one or more of the Special Activation Precincts in the Snowy Mountains, Moree, Parkes or Wagga Wagga at any point in time.

The role forms an important part of a high performing cross functional team from across Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation including those responsible for engagement, planning and infrastructure delivery to implement commercial outcomes.

As Development Manager you will work with Commonwealth, State and local government partners to structure market opportunities that are to be unlocked through major infrastructure investments, rezoning and changes to policy and governance arrangements. You will be required to support the preparation of development concepts and strategies, feasibility studies, budgets and programs, Project Development Agreements, sales contracts, leases and sales and marketing strategies, and be responsible for supporting the lease or sale of land to investors.

To be successful in the role you will have

  • A degree in real estate, land economics, business or related fields such as planning, environmental science and / or engineering.
  • Experience in property development and commercial transactions
  • Project management experience and the ability to multitask
  • Strong stakeholder and communication skills
  • A proactive and can-do attitude towards challenges and innovation
  • Ability to travel to all Special Activation Precincts when required for in-person activities.
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence plus a willingness and ability to drive within regional and rural locations.

In this position, you will report to Senior Development Manager and may be responsible for managing a small team and external resources.

Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)?

Exciting career pathways and opportunities
We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.
Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.
Our people
Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.

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All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a brief cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit for these positions.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Jeremy Amann, Senior Development Manager on 0403 131 680.

For more information please view the full role description and view the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation and Department of Regional NSW websites.

Applications close: 11.55 pm, Monday, 28 November 2022

All applications must be submitted online. Upon the role closing, shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a short personality assessment online and to attend a panel assessment, for which there will be a short task given to present within.

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

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