Department of Regional NSW
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Project Engineer Process

Project Engineer Process

  • 495412
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Projects
  • Ongoing (Permanent) Full-time role
  • Location flexible across NSW
  • Salary from $97,152 to $107,541 plus super and leave loading (package up to $119,200)


Our Department is responsible 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.

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.


About the role

We are seeking a project engineering professional to join our Public Works Advisory (PWA) branch within the newly created Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW).

In the role of Project Engineer (Process), you will be instrumental in contributing to the provision of design and operation of the water and sewage treatment process service lines and associated infrastructure projects within PWA. 

The role also provides engineering expertise, which can respond to client needs, whilst ensuring the consistent delivery of outcomes across PWA, including project quality, agreed timeframes and budget, in accordance with WHS policies and procedures, in order to deliver the client’s objectives and critical success factors.

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


About you

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

  • Degree in chemical / process engineering (water and sewage treatment process design) discipline with eligibility for member status of a Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia
  • Extensive and proven knowledge and detailed design experience in providing process engineering design related to water/sewage/recycle water engineering projects
  • Sound understanding and application of best practice project management of all phases of design
  • Proven experience in detail process design (modelling with BIOWIN or similar package) of sewage treatment plants in Australia, particularly in regards to nutrient removal sewage treatment plants, encompassing primarily, secondary and tertiary treatment processes as well as sludge stabilisation and disposal/reuse systems etc
  • Experience and knowledge related to the use of membranes in water and wastewater treatment.  RO experience would be highly favoured
  • Ability to initiate, develop and foster client relationships
  • Good leadership skills
  • Embrace innovation with an ability to identify and implement process improvement
  • A valid NSW Driver’s Licence and willingness to drive to remote locations, which may include overnight stays.


About us

Public Works Advisory (PWA) 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. We bridge the gap between the government and the private sector, helping clients to maximise value, optimise costs and manage risks in their infrastructure programs and the lifecycle management of their assets. These services are built on a solid foundation of more than 160 years of effective delivery and management of critical infrastructure projects for the State of NSW.


Applying for the role

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


If you have any questions about the role please contact Hendrik VanRhijn, Director Water & Wastewater on (02) 9240 8709.


Closing Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021 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.

Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

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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