Department of Regional NSW
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Principal Infrastructure Planning and Flood Risk Grade 11/12

Principal Infrastructure Planning and Flood Risk Grade 11/12

  • 502079
  • Engineering
  • Ongoing Role
  • LOCATION:  All of NSW 
  • While we work flexibly, there will be an expectation that you will live within a reasonable distance of a NSW Public Works office to work in the office a minimum of 2-3 days per week.
  • Salary from $134,411 plus super and leave loading

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion  

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 the role

The role of Principal Infrastructure Planning and Flood Risk is a leader in the Infrastructure Advisory and Program Assurance Directorate within NSW Public Works.  The successful candidate will lead a team of specialist advisors providing strategic infrastructure planning and floodplain risk management advice for state agencies and across local government and contribute to the identification of prioritised and resilient community infrastructure across Regional NSW.   This role will also lead a team that also provides advisory and project management services in specialised fields of practice.

About you

You will be required to build senior key stakeholder relationships and liaise on key issues providing expert, innovative and influential advice in line with business objectives. Bringing enthusiasm and a people centred approach, the role requires a supportive and collaborative style to manage the team and work closely with our clients and the broader NSW Public Works business.

To be successful in this role, our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Qualifications in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering, Land-use Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Project Management or extensive relevant experience in a related field.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience as project, procurement, contract management lead on complex infrastructure planning and flood risk management projects.
  • Have people management experience (including remote management) and portfolio experience, to lead and direct staff to achieve operational outcomes in the infrastructure planning and flood risk area.
  • Demonstrable experience in government and/or in private sector consultancy in the delivery of significant projects within the infrastructure planning and flood risk management portfolios.
  • Demonstrable experience in the application of innovative thought leadership in the delivery of specialised services.
  • High level collaboration, interpersonal and people leadership skills, and experience in a role assisting internal and external clients.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing accurate, sound and informative resourcing and business operations advice and support to staff and managers within the business.
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and willingness to drive to and work in remote locations which may include overnight stays.

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating a more prosperous NSW, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

NSW Public Works  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 NSW Public Works 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.

Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.

Additionally, if you would like to hear more about this role please contact Allan Gear, Group Director Advisory & Partnerships at

Closing Date:  1 December 2022 at 11:55pm

A recruitment talent 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 18 months.

If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ‘Apply’ to access more information about this role via the I Work for NSW website.

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