NSW Government National Parks & Wildlife Service

  • Senior Project Officer – Infrastructure, Clerk Grade 9/10
  • Package includes salary $120,859 – $133,183 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Temporary, full-time role up to 30 June 2026
  • Located at Katoomba or Lithgow

Do you want to work to make a difference for NSW?

Working to protect the state’s environment and heritage

About the role

The NPWS Blue Mountains Branch has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Officer to deliver a diverse range of new visitor facilities in one of the branches newest reserves.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with the initiative, ability and desire to work in small, dynamic and productive teams. Previous achievement in delivering construction projects within a natural resource setting or those with remote area logistic challenges will be highly regarded. Experience in and an understanding of visitor facilities and park infrastructure development would be highly beneficial. An understanding of environmental impact assessment processes and some public sector knowledge would be desirable.

About you

As a Senior Project Officer you will be responsible for planning, approvals, stakeholder engagement, procurement, budget management, contract supervision and delivering capital improvement works within required deadlines and to quality standards.

Your passion for cultural heritage and the environment, coupled with a strong attention to detail and proficiency in project management will be key to your success in this role. You’ll be adept in providing high level specialist advice and information to stakeholders on emerging project issues and to support project development and delivery in line with established plans, budgets, timeframes, policy and environmental objectives and project priorities.

You will have the ability to undertake procurement and contract management, including contractor supervision of works projects.

Essential requirements

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent, relevant professional experience.
  • Project management skills and experience with an understanding of contemporary best practice in procurement, tendering and contract preparation, in managing project teams, consultants and contractors, and in applying environmental safety and risk management policies and systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and reviewing strategic plans, policies and programs, and in providing strategic and operational advice and recommendations to senior management.

To view the Role Description: Senior Project Officer

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

What we can offer you

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge.

  • Accrued days off in addition to Annual Leave
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training.

What we do

About NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

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Blue Mountains Branch Overview

How to apply

Apply by answering all pre-screening questions, submit a current resume and a one-page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

DCCEEW strongly recommends all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DCCEEW supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments.

For more information about the role, please contact Soren Mortensen, Principal Project Officer, Blue Mountains Branch, NPWS on 0400 447 378 or soren.mortensen@environment.nsw.gov.au.

Applications close: Monday 12 February 2024 at 11.55pm.

A recruitment 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.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and for assistance in applying for a role. Contact our Aboriginal People & Culture team at DPIEAPC@dpie.nsw.gov.au if you need further information or assistance.

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