Department of Regional NSW
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Project Support Officer

Project Support Officer

  • 494312
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Projects
  • Ongoing Full-time role
  • Role based in Coffs Harbour
  • Salary from $85,488.00 plus super and leave loading + flex time

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

The Procurement Officer will provide procurement expertise and assist stakeholders to plan, source and manage procurement arrangements in line with NSW Government Policy to effectively meet organisational and business objectives. 

Act as the SAP Champion for Regional NSW, Hunter-New England Region in reviewing SAP Contracts to ensure accuracy and alignment with NSW Government Policy and financial and standardisation processes. 

Provide reports, analyses and advice to support procurement decision-making.  

Drive procurement compliance through promotion and education of the NSW Government Policy. 


Interested in joining Regional NSW? Apply now by addressing the following questions: 

  • Experience in procurement and contracts, including relevant qualifications or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated experience in a procurement environment with an understanding of SAP (or similar) financial system. 
  • Demonstrated experience with an understanding of HP TRIM (or similar) records management system. 
  • Detailed understanding and application of the principles of responsible financial management in procurement with and an understanding of, and commitment to, procurement rules in line with NSW Government guidelines, with special emphasis on probity. 
  • Proven engagement, collaboration and negotiation skills with a demonstrated ability to build, maintain and use relationships with customers, staff and stakeholders. 
  • Strong analytical skills to create effective procurement spend, compliance and savings reports, as well as written reports. 
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and problem solving. 
  • Efficient, effective planning and self-management in the setting of priorities to achieve set objectives with the resources available and within set time frames. Demonstrated ability to initiate, prioritise, and complete required tasks to meet strict deadlines. 


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:  Monday 10 May 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.

Closing date: May 10, 2021

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