Department of Regional NSW
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Director Water Resource Management

Director Water Resource Management

  • 500325
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Projects
  • Ongoing opportunity available within Regional NSW - all Public Works office locations considered including Sydney
  • Lead the development, promotion and assure the technical quality of Public Works services relating to water infrastructure across 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 Water Resources Management leads the development, promotion and assure the technical quality of Public Works services relating to water infrastructure and the development of associated service delivery capabilities within the organisation. You will be required to engage with new and existing clients to provide an advisory service with regards to the planning, design, procurement and operation of water resources specialist engineering areas. This Director role supports projects within Department of Regional NSW but also across other local and state government agencies.

This role will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships and networks to provide the advisory function of Public Works to clients and potential clients to improve its profile across the water industry. This role will also provide guidance with respect to emergency engineering management.

This role is responsible for 12 direct reports, with approximately 90 indirect reports so requires strong leadership capabilities and the ability to prioritise time and tasks. This role will be responsible for achieving high level technical performance of the service delivery relating to the provision of strategic advice and planning as well as the design and commissioning of contemporary water related infrastructure.

For more information, please review the Role Description here.

About You

You will have a high level of business and commercial acumen complemented with a knowledge of contemporary trends in the water resources business environment. You will have extensive leadership experience directly managing a team of engineers, project managers and planning staff.

You will have proven successful experience in end to end contract and project management, and client side project experience. Proven abilities within business development will also be highly regarded in this role.

Qualifications within Engineering, Project Management and/or equivalent experience are essential to your success in this role.

Candidates are encouraged to contact Allan Gear via 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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