Department of Regional NSW
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Project Manager

Project Manager

  • 500389
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Projects
  • Temporary 2-year opportunities available for a Project Manager in Coffs Harbour / Mid North Coast  
  • Flexible working conditions and great work / life balance
  • Work in a team that supports and encourages growth and development
  • Salary from $87,493 - $96,540 plus super and annual leave loading and flex leave


Are you passionate about working closely with clients and stakeholders and inspiring those you work with to deliver real improvements for the community to enjoy? If this sounds like you, please read on.


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 us

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 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.

Our offices across the Northern Rivers region are close to the Gold Coast and Byron Bay – a vibrant, diverse region offering a lifestyle near the water, rainforests and farmland.

Some of the benefits of working for Public Works include:

  • The option to work flexibly to create a work/life balance
  • 35-hour work week 
  • Working with a diverse range of passionate and professional teams
  • Generous leave entitlements including long service leave entitlements and access to paid parental leave
  • Working in a team that supports and encourages growth and development
  • Feeling supported by an organisation that genuinely cares about your wellbeing, including having access to our Employee Assistance Program and Fitness Passport.
  • Delivering interesting projects, while making a difference in our community and leaving a legacy


About the role

Due to the expanding current and future workloads in NSW, Public Works is seeking multiple Project Managers to join the North Coast team.  The successful applicants will deliver infrastructure projects of varying scale and complexity.

You’ll undertake a range of duties, including:

  • Efficient and effective project and contract management, including:
    • Controlling project budgets
    • Reporting on project progress, cost and risk
    • Manage quality and scope requirement to meet project objectives
  • Administration and management of contracts and claims evaluation and negotiation.


About you

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

  • be experienced in delivering project and contract management on a range of infrastructure projects
  • be an excellent communicator with the ability to influence, negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be a team player who is proactive, flexible, and innovative in problem solving.
  • have relevant experience and/or qualifications in building / construction / architecture / electrical. 
  • have a valid NSW Drivers licence, and the willingness and ability to travel which may include overnight stays (occasionally only)


Learn more about our specialist expertise, supportive culture, and remarkable staff by checking out some short videos here


Applying for the role

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

To learn more about the role click here to view the role description.

If you would like to discuss the role or need clarifications regarding the role, please contact – Josh Batchelor at or 0436 631 306. 

Applications close Wednesday 17th August 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.

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