Department of Regional NSW
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Director Infrastructure Advisory and Program Assurance

Director Infrastructure Advisory and Program Assurance

  • 500326
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Projects
  • Ongoing opportunity available within Regional NSW- all Public Works regional offices considered
  • Be a key player in a dedicated, passionate and proactive NSW Government Department working for the people and communities of NSW!
  • Senior Executive Band 1 role with attractive total remuneration package commencing from $221,305pa

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

About Public Works

Public Works (PW) is part of the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), and supports local and state government agencies to deliver critical infrastructure initiatives by providing expert advisory, planning, design, delivery and support services.  There’s nothing abstract about what we do. Just look around. Our work is in the hospitals, dams, water treatment plants and high schools – the real foundations of prosperous communities.  Every day we help shape the ambitious projects that bring progress to more people in NSW. From forging a more sustainable relationship with the land around us, to engineering the big ideas of the future. In every challenge we see the chance to build stronger and more connected communities. We do this by developing solutions that show creativity and grassroots ingenuity, providing impartial advice and support at all levels of government and the private sector, and partnering with experts to maximise the benefits of our knowledge and experience.

In PW offices all over the state, you’ll find local expertise for local issues. We uncover the best talent, scrutinise cost and risk, and bridge the gap between private sector and government. By managing these nuances, projects we work on don’t just get done, they become benchmarks others aspire to.

About the role

The Director Infrastructure Advisory & Program Assurance is responsible for leading the development, promotion and assuring the technical quality of services relating to strategic infrastructure procurement and planning advice across NSW. This Director role will lead the Grant Program Assurance Team to deliver high quality program management, project assurance, stakeholder and community engagement and deliverability assessment services.

This role will be responsible for providing independent advice to a broad range of clients relevant to long-term infrastructure planning and will lead billion-dollar Grant Program Assurance Team to provide innovative guidance whilst managing client delivery expectations.

This role will work in collaboration with state agencies and local government to provide leadership to temporary strategic infrastructure delivery coordination teams to provide hundreds of millions of dollars on infrastructure recovery in regional communities following natural disasters including floods and bushfires.

You will lead a strategic group to identify and define the major strategic issues for client agencies and with the Government’s broader agenda to inform the development and prioritisation of project initiative and to proactively understand and mitigate risks.

For more information, please review the Role Description here.

About You

You will have extensive experience in end-to-end construction procurement and project management on large complex infrastructure projects. You will have a strong network within the NSW construction industry and have experience working on large client-side projects.

You will thrive gaining new business in a challenging and competitive environment and have a high level of business and commercial acumen alongside knowledge of contemporary trends in the asset management, sustainability, and advisory environment. You will have a strong reputation in team leadership and managing conflicting priorities and keeping a clear head in a high pressure environment.

You will have exceptional stakeholder management and communication skills with a proven track record of building and coordinating a team to manage a diverse client group.

Qualifications within Engineering, Project Management, Planning or similar are essential to your success in this role.

Candidates are encouraged to contact Allan Gear at for further information.

How to apply

Submit a cover lever and current resume outlining your experience and capabilities relevant to this role. Please note, all applications must be submitted online. Email applications cannot be accepted.

Closing Date: 11:55pm Sunday 14 August 2022

About the Department

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has responsibility for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

To find out more about our department, please visit our website or LinkedIn

Additional Information

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 eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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