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Project Officer

Department of Planning, Industry & Environment - Newcastle, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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Project Officer

  • Temporary opportunity, salary starting from $99,072+ superannuation
  • Exciting opportunity to support the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme team in protecting the communities of the Hunter Valley from the worst impacts of flooding.
  • Location: Newcastle

About the Role:

We have an opportunity for project officer to support the team in the development and implementation of its project and program management systems and procedures. The role is critical to the successful delivery of a five year $30 million program of works. In addition to supporting the maintenance of one of the largest flood mitigation schemes in Australia the role will have the opportunity to participate in Disaster Risk Reduction projects, social and environmental sustainability initiatives, and a substantial program of Aboriginal community engagement.

The role supports the program manager in keeping the program on track, reporting to key program stakeholders and supports members of the project team in the management of their projects. The role is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the financial performance of the program. The role will have responsibility for managing the 5 year evaluation of the program in the 2021/22 financial year and the development and implementation of the program’s stakeholder relations management system using Borealis software.

About you:

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Demonstrate experience in prioritising work demands given the diverse range of issues encountered simultaneously to be resolved with the defined time-frames.
  • Demonstrate experience in project and program management and the use of management systems.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and adapt to new systems and develop competency in their use. 
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and work collaboratively with other teams in the business unit.
  • Demonstrate highly developed written and verbal communication skills with an attention to quality and accuracy.

About Us

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department. 

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies

Daring Collaboration Creative Kind Inclusive 

How to apply
Apply by reviewing the role description, submitting a current resume and cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses your how your experience and skills make you a good fit for this role.

More Opportunities

A Talent Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Talent Pool may be available to hiring managers from the Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Applications Close: 5 March 2021

Should you require further information about the role, please contact Andrew McIntyre on 0402 149 304 or at [email protected]

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.


The role supports best practice project and contract management for the management of the Hunter Valley
Flood Mitigation Scheme including appropriate project planning and implementation, and the
monitoring and tracking of project performance, budgets and milestones in accordance with
organisation governance, policies and procedures, legislative requirements, ICAC, Treasury
Directions, Audit Office procedures and Departmental principles.
The role supports the day to day management Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme and overall evaluation of the program through collation of program information and provide regular and ad hoc reports and statistics within set timeframes.
Review and monitor the ongoing effectiveness and relevance of systems, processes and
procedures for the program and associated projects. Make recommendations for improvement.
Engage and maintain productive and professional working relationships with key internal and
external stakeholders including suppliers and key funding bodies to facilitate information sharing and
dissemination and support effective project outcomes.
Support the drafting of written reports, submissions, briefing notes and ministerial correspondence
on a range of issues in accordance with government protocols.

Newcastle, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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