Department of Regional NSW
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Project Manager

Project Manager

  • 500953
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Projects
  • We have multiple ongoing and temporary full-time opportunities available across our Newcastle and Tamworth offices
  • We support flexible working arrangements and options to work from home, though we expect that you would live within a reasonable distance and be able to attend one of our offices 2-3 days/wk
  • Great benefits on offer, including a salary ranging from $99,431 to $110,064 + Super, Leave Loading, Flex Leave, Fitness Passport, Flexible Working Options, Development Opportunities and more!


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.


What’s in it for you

Our team have access to a range of benefits that help you balance your life at work and at home.  These include:

  • Flexible working arrangements (While we work flexibly, there will be an expectation that you will live within a reasonable distance and frequent the office an average of 3 days per week)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Health and wellbeing programs
  • You get to work with people who are passionate about what they do


The role

PW is seeking two Project Managers to deliver a varied range of infrastructure projects of varying scale and complexity. In this role, you are responsible for managing infrastructure projects or programs from inception, scoping, design, and construction through to post completion. 

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.
  • Working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Client liaison
  • Providing direction and advice to other project managers whilst driving your own projects to completion.    


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
  • Have site experience supported by project planning, review and reporting, procurement, and contract management. 
  • Be an excellent communicator with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to influence, negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be self-motivated and comfortable working as either a team member or in leading others
  • Relevant experience and/or qualifications in engineering, building construction or architecture.  Our project managers have diverse experience from the construction industry such as, a background as construction managers, engineers, architects and trade qualified with supervisory and site management experience.
  • A valid NSW Drivers licence, and the willingness and ability to travel which may include overnight stays


Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume and a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant skills, experience and capabilities.

For further information, please contact Chris Hague on 0467 713 905 or via email at

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

Applications close Sunday 9 October 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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