Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Project Manager - Grade 11/12

Senior Project Manager - Grade 11/12

  • 501751
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Ongoing Grade 11/12 Project Manager (Construction and Project Management)
  • Based in Bathurst
  • Manage interesting, challenging and rewarding infrastructure projects that contribute to regional and rural communities
  • Salary from $134,411 plus super and leave loading


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

NSW 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 NSW 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.


About the role

NSW Public Works has a fantastic opportunity for a senior leader to join our Management Team and play an integral role in developing and delivering commercial and strategic objectives.

In this critical senior role in the Riverina Western team, you will lead a team of project managers to deliver assigned portfolio groups including management of team resourcing, client engagement, and operational initiatives.


About you

You will have strong infrastructure project delivery skills, extensive experience in project/program management engineering, building or construction, procurement knowledge and expertise, strong leadership skills and proven ability to foster business relationships.


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

  • Have the drive to ensure excellence in project delivery, client development and engagement and people leadership.
  • Have experience managing a significant team and portfolio in construction and /or engineering sector.
  • Be a motivated leader with proven ability to engage staff and develop capability and potential in others.
  • Have proven experience planning, developing, and delivering key strategic and operational initiatives.
  • Have extensive demonstrated experience as project, procurement contract management lead on complex infrastructure and construction projects.
  • Hold appropriate qualifications and/or have extensive working experience in project management, procurement, and contractor management activities on engineering and/or construction projects.
  • Experience working serving a major prison environment in a construction infrastructure delivery organisation.
  • Experience working on high-risk outdoor projects which would include recreational parks which may include adventure pursuits by the public.
  • A valid NSW Driver’s Licence 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.

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

For further information, please contact Gavin Priestley on 0457 522 152 or

Applications close 30 November 2022 at 1:55pm

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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