Department of Regional NSW
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Safety, Environment and Quality Officer

Safety, Environment and Quality Officer

  • 501306
  • Safety
  • Temporary full-time role 24 months
  • LOCATION:  Parramatta.  While we work flexibly, there will be an expectation that you will live within a reasonable distance to frequent the office min. 2 days per week.
  • Salary from $101,947 plus super and leave loading 

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion  

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 the role

We are currently seeking a Safety Environmental & Quality (SEQ) Advisor to join the Public Works Advisory (PWA) within the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW).

In the role of Safety Environmental & Quality Advisor you will provide high level advice, guidance and expertise, training and practical assistance to Public Works Advisory, staff and clients on Work Health and Safety (WHS), Environmental and Quality management, particularly involving the design, construction and maintenance of built assets and the relevant legislation and policy dealing with WHS and Environmental compliance and obligations.

The role will contribute to successful project outcomes by identifying, assessing and monitoring WHS, Environmental, and Quality risks at pre-construction and construction stages of projects and provide advice on legislation, planning, licensing and approval processes including Environmental Impact Assessment processes and pathways, cultural heritage and sustainability.

About you

You will have proven experience in WHS, Environmental and Quality advisory experience in design, construction and maintenance of built assets.   You will be required to build and maintain strong relationships both within and outside PWA, have capacity to acquire knowledge of clients and their portfolios and exhibit strong stakeholder management skills while contributing to the technical and financial performance of the team.

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

  • Tertiary Qualifications in a related discipline and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Extensive knowledge of current WHS and Environmental legislation and regulations as they apply to construction.
  • High level communication, negotiation, and analytical skills, with the ability to work in complex and demanding environments.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and willingness to drive to an work in remote locations which may include overnight stays.
  • Employment screening checks, security or other clearances and health assessments.
    Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Hold a valid NSW Driver’s license and willingness to drive to remote locations which may include overnight stays.

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating a more prosperous NSW, we would love to hear from you!

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 PW 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.

Additionally, if you would like to hear more about this role please contact Ravindra Achary, Senior Operations Manager on 0488 254 577 or email

Closing Date:  Thursday 1 December 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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