Department of Regional NSW
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Project Manager

Project Manager

  • 500954
  • 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 3 days/wk
  • Great benefits on offer, including a salary ranging from $87,493 to $96,540 + 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 opportunity

PW has multiple vacancies for a Project Manager to join our Hunter team.  The successful applicant 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.
  • Working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.


To be successful in this role, you will need

  • Experience in delivering project and contract management on infrastructure projects
  • To be an excellent communicator with a positive attitude and the ability to influence, negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • To be a ‘can do’ team player who is proactive, flexible, and innovative in problem solving
  • Relevant experience and/or qualifications in engineering, building construction or architecture.  Our project managers have diverse experience from the construction industry such as, background as construction managers, engineers, architects and trade qualified with supervisory and site management experience.
  • Hold a valid NSW Drivers licence, and the willingness and ability to travel which may include overnight stays

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 a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant skills, experience and capabilities.

For further information, please contact Mark Café on 0412 044 755 or

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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