Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Facilities Officer

Senior Facilities Officer

  • 495601
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Projects
  • Property and Assets
  • Ongoing full-time position within our Facilities Team to provide services spread across NSW
  • This role has the opportunity to be located across any of our metropolitan and regional offices, while we empower our employees to work flexibly, there is an expectation that you will live within a reasonable distance to a PWA office to attend the office a minimum 2 days per week
  • Salary ranging from $99,431 to $110,064 plus Superannuation, Leave Loading and Flex Leave


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 (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.


About the role

We are currently seeking a Senior Facilities Officer to join the Public Works (PW) within the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW).

In the role of Senior Facilities Officer, you will:

  • Coordinate and provide advice that supports cleaning services across NSW government portfolios - The whole of Government Cleaning Contract is valued at $1.7 billion over the 5 year term, with about 4,300 sites
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders regarding cleaning services and contract management, providing detailed and timely advice and support services
  • Manage external service providers on day to day delivery of asset and facilities management services
  • Oversee customer service surveys, audits and on-site inspections to ensure work is being executed in accordance with agreed standards and agreements, and plan for improvements
  • Undertake analysis on contract statistics and performance, research and collate information for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes and implement plans
  • Manage compilation, coordination and monitoring of budgets for facilities management work and provide regular reports to Senior Management

The contract is a major employer of people in both regional and metro NSW and supports $160m in aboriginal and disability indicatives. The contract may also support the states emergency response to events such as Covid-19, floods, storms, and bushfire events.


About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in facilities management or building services and a demonstrated history of contributing to the performance of a team in a similar environment
  • An ability to build and maintain strong relationships within and outside of PW
  • Capacity to acquire knowledge of clients and their portfolios
  • Tertiary qualifications in Facilities Management, Project Management, Procurement or related field, or relevant industry experience
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and willingness to drive to and work in 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!


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 view the role description here.

Additionally, if you would like to hear more about this role please contact Jason Elderhurst, Senior Manager, Building Services on 02 9769 9733, 0403 930 663 or email

Closing Date: Sunday 29 May 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.

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.


All Department of Regional NSW employees are required:

· to be fully vaccinated of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 30 January 2022 or

· have an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing a role.

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