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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

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Be part of an innovative team planning and managing the delivery of significant government infrastructure and programs across NSW.

  • Full time, ongoing position with flexible working arrangements
  • Based in Moruya
  • Manage interesting, challenging and rewarding infrastructure programs/projects that contribute to regional and rural communities
  • Salary package ranging from $116,211.00 plus super, leave loading and Flex Leave

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.

Who is Public Works and Why Work for Us?

At NSW Public Works (NSWPW) we provide core asset advisory services and assist our State and Local Government clients to deliver significant infrastructure projects that support NSW regional and rural communities. Our expertise in advisory services, planning, design, delivery and maintenance of engineering, building, roads, waste, coastal and environmental projects enables us to maximise value for our clients and manage risks in their infrastructure programs and in the management of their assets.


About the role

The NSW Public Works (PW) branch within the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) is looking for a Senior Project Manager who will manage the delivery of infrastructure programs/projects ranging in size and complexity.

As a senior member of the South Coast Region team, you will:

  • Manage end to end projects from inception, scoping, design, construction and through to post completion
  • Provide leadership to the team and mentor junior staff
  • Be responsive and proactive in your dealings with clients and confidently communicate with stakeholders
  • Be competent at managing budgets and deliver timelines effectively
  • Work with a range of stakeholders to maximise public value in infrastructure planning, program delivery and asset operation
  • Provide specialist construction and project management advice to internal and external clients and stakeholders

The type of projects you will be working on:

  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Water treatment plants
  • Delivery of civil infrastructure – Jetties, Bridges and Slope Stabilisation to name a few


What is in it for you

  • The option to work flexibly, with a combination of working from home and in the office. A minimum of 3 days per week would be located onsite or in the Moruya office.
  • Work a 35 hour work week
  • Generous leave entitlements including long service leave entitlements and access to paid parental leave
  • Access to Flex Leave to give you more freedom to arrange your work hours and take leave according to your preferences and work requirements
  • Work in a team that supports and encourages growth and development
  • Feel supported by an organisation that genuinely cares about your wellbeing, including having access to our Employee Assistance Program and Fitness Passport

Enjoy a lifestyle change in this coastal area known for its easy, relaxed lifestyle far removed from the pace of the city but less than 2.5hrs from Canberra.


Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Extensive experience in project/program management engineering, building or construction
  • Expertise in the planning, evaluation and delivery of complex infrastructure projects
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of current Work Health and Safety legislation and regulations
  • Procurement knowledge and expertise
  • Strong leadership skills and proven ability to foster business relationships

Essential for success:  

  • Degree qualification/s in Project Management, Engineering, Building or Construction and/or related discipline and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A valid NSW Driver’s Licence and willingness to drive to remote locations which may include overnight stays
  • Employment screening checks, security or other clearances and health assessments


Ready to Apply?

Simply submit a current resume and brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role. All applications must be submitted online. Please note that email applications cannot be accepted.

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


If you have any questions about the role please contact Caroline McDonald, Senior Program Manager, ph. 4247 4909 or via caroline.mcdonald@pwa.nsw.gov.au


Closing Date: Wednesday 1 February 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.

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