Department of Regional NSW
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Project Manager

Project Manager

  • 494591
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Projects
  • Ongoing Full-time role
  • Role based in Newcastle
  • Manage interesting, challenging and rewarding infrastructure projects that contribute to regional and rural communities
  • Salary from $111,077 plus super and leave loading + flex time


Who we are

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 business.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBIQ+ 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 test the contact for this role.


About the role

Due to the expanding current and future workloads in NSW, Public Works Advisory is seeking a Senior Project Manager with demonstrated skills and experience working with a range of stakeholders to maximise public value in infrastructure planning, program delivery and asset operation. This fast paced, exciting role provides the opportunity to contribute to significant infrastructure projects that make a real difference to NSW regional communities.

As a senior member of the Hunter New England team you will direct and mentor others to develop their knowledge and capabilities. You will be responsive and proactive in your dealings with clients, effectively communicate with stakeholders, and be proficient at managing project/program requirements.


About you

  • You are a Senior Project Manager with strong experience in delivering projects and contract management on a range of infrastructure projects.
  • Civil engineering qualifications are highly desirable however qualifications and/or demonstrated relevant experience in Engineering, Architecture or Building construction will be considered.
  • You have well-developed knowledge of project management principles, and experience in project planning, review and reporting, and experience in engagement and management of contract and consultant resources.
  • You are highly regarded for your exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and collaborative approach to meet business and client expectations in a commercial environment
  • You have demonstrated strong ability to form effective working relationships and to inspire, lead and motivate a team to deliver high performance outcomes
  • You have a high degree of computer literacy, with an understanding of project management systems and experience in the use of the Microsoft Office product suite;
  • You hold a valid NSW Driver’s Licence and have the ability and willingness to travel to regional 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.  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 PWA 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.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Mark Cafe on 0412 044 755 or via


Closing Date:  Thursday 28 October 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.

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.


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

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