Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Digital Engineering Manager

Senior Digital Engineering Manager

  • 495573
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Projects

 Be part of a team that supports innovation and initiative in delivering quality project outcomes that positively impact the community

  • Ongoing Full Time opportunity available
  • All NSW locations considered - please see office locations below
  • Salary starts from $128,473.00 plus superannuation and leave loading
  • Whilst PWA works flexibly, staff are expected to live within a reasonable distance of the office and regularly attend in person

Are you passionate about supporting teams and clients to deliver real improvements for the community to enjoy? If this sounds like you, please read on.

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?
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 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.

PWA have offices across NSW including Bathurst, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Queanbeyan, Moruya, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Tamworth and Parramatta.

About the role

Public Works Advisory is seeking a Senior Digital Engineering Manager to lead a team of internal specialist design engineers in collaboration with internal engineers, clients and consultants to support best practice digital design and delivery, across the project and asset lifecycle and develops and delivers a coordinated digital engineering strategy and framework across PWA. The role assesses the organisation’s current digital capabilities, tools and processes in collaboration with the Senior Manager Business Systems & Project Controls, asset management leads, Principal Engineers, and Principal Surveyor and implements a digitization roadmap in conjunction with the Executive Team.

Key accountabilities

  • Lead business development with senior Government stakeholders to identify new opportunities for digital engineering services or improvements.
  • Lead PWA’s assessment and adoption of the latest technologies and oversee product licenses and accounts; run related transformation and change management activities and ongoing training regimes. E.g. facilitating a transition to a preferred software platform.
  • Develop and manage (including compliance) project BIM, 3D CAD, GIS, asset management and other technical standards and data conventions in accordance with relevant corporate strategy, standards and guidelines, such as: metadata standards, information architecture (storage location and accessibility), content naming convention standards, version control standards, quality control standards, user accessibility, technology accessibility, training – for authors and relevant non-technical stakeholders.
  • Establish relationships, protocols and contract specifications with clients, consultants, builders, and internal PWA teams to ensure a cohesive and integrated approach to the procurement of services.
  • Lead in the transition of projects into operation, helping/advising key client functions, oversee operations, asset management and maintenance, including data visibility and reporting against KPIs.
  • Implement and manage cloud-based systems that simplify access to project data and documentation, allowing for real-time collaboration and file sharing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Represent PWA at industry forums and technical groups, including thought leadership development, to drive cross-Government collaboration and improvement initiatives, and position PWA as a thought leader in digital engineering and asset management.

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

Learn more about our specialist expertise, supportive culture and remarkable staff via this short video – Click here to view

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Proven experience in leading and implementing a progressive digital design function and frameworks across a business, and delivering 3D design and documentation for water assets, roads and drainage, earthworks, water retaining structures, schools, buildings, and other.
  • Degree and/or equivalent experience in engineering, architecture or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 10-15 years relevant experience in industry current digital software and related platforms.
  • Strong technical knowledge of 3D CAD, BIM, GIS, Collaboration and Spatial authoring applications and associated platforms and information management.
  • Demonstrated capability developing and supporting the integration of multiple complex BIM, CAD and GIS models, and experience in establishment of project data structures and information management protocols, including in the asset management space.
  • Proven managerial ability to manage and mentor a team of design engineers, engage with internal and external clients to develop solutions, and lead business and system transformation programs
  • Knowledge of project/design management of all phases of design for complex multi-disciplinary projects including water engineering projects.
  • A valid NSW Driver’s license and willingness to drive to remote locations which may include overnight stays.

Applying for the role

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

Applications must be lodged electronically via the Department’s recruitment system

If you have any questions about the role please contact Sam Thomas, Director Business Operations on (02) 9240 8881.

Closing date – Wednesday 20th October at 11.55pm

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

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