Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Project Officer

Senior Project Officer

  • 495059
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Projects
  • Temporary 3 years fixed term
  • Location - Regional NSW
  • Annual salary starting from $110,745 + plus super and leave entitlements
  • Make an impact on the lives of people in Regional NSW
  • True Collaborative Working Environment


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.


The Regional NSW Cluster welcomes and 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. The Department of Regional NSW provides dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues.


About the Role

The Senior Project Officer manages and coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of complex projects to achieve project outcomes and support the achievement of organisational objectives.


The Regional Digital Connectivity (RDC) team provides strategic advice to Ministers and the Department’s executive; developing evidence-based business cases, feasibility studies, and other economic reports to support investment decisions by government. You will be a key member of the team designing and delivering infrastructure programs; being a subject matter expert on infrastructure funding governance and administration; and supporting other regional economic development initiatives.


Key responsibilities for the Senior Project Officer role include, but not limited to:

  • Manage, develop and oversee a suite of programs and projects
  • Establish and maintain stakeholder relationships through effective communication
  • Monitor and evaluate all aspects of project implementation
  • Manage a project team/s, ensuring compliance with governance and quality requirements
  • Work collaboratively to contribute to achieving team outcomes
  • Manage contracts and monitor provision of service to ensure compliance with contract and service arrangements


This role will be responsible for achieving project deadlines and milestones to the required standards and within budget, given the need to simultaneously coordinate and deliver multiple projects which are often complex and interconnected.


This role will report to one of the Regional Digital Connectivity (RDC) Program Managers.


About You

You will play a key role in our team supporting the establishment and delivery major infrastructure projects including the development of business cases, supporting tendering activities, maintaining key project controls including project plans, budgets and risk registers, liaising with stakeholders, reporting and responding to communications.


You will need to be able to relate to a wide range of stakeholders and foster relationships across other NSW Government agencies, industry partners and community organisations.


To be successful in the role, the ideal candidate should demonstrate:

  • An understanding of delivery & commissioning of community facing technical infrastructure business cases and policies
  • Experience in early phase project/program delivery, including business case development and government procurement processes
  • Experience in the delivery of complex government and commercial partnership projects in regional areas
  • Experience in researching, preparing and delivering briefings (verbal and written) to internal and external stakeholders


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


Applying for the Role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.


Closing Date – Sunday 27 June 2021 11:55pm


For further information about this opportunity please contact Peter Adams, Director Regional Digital Connectivity Programs on  0437 292 260 or via or click here to view the role description.


Additional Information

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 eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Closing date: Jun 27, 2021

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