Local recruitment: Project Manager

Government of Western Australia

Perth WA, Australia 🇦🇺

Kununurra WA, Australia 🇦🇺

Broome WA, Australia 🇦🇺

Salary: Level 7, $120,725- $129,033 pa, Public Sector CSA Agreement 2021
Location: Perth, Kununurra or Broome. Other regions considered
Pillar/directorate: Industry and Economic Development
Branch: Regional Business Development
Tenure: Permanent – Full Time
Position Number: 70220071
Closing Date: 2022-05-04 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

Attachments:– DPIRD Applicant Information kit.pdf
– jdf l7 project manager (environmental) final.pdf

Project Manager (Environmental)

Level 7 | Permanent Full-time

  • Contribute to the Ord River Irrigation Area expansion initiative
  • Assist in other DPIRD led development initiatives and projects
  • Provide specialist environmental knowledge and support to the directorate
  • Join a flexible and progressive agency

The Opportunity.

This unique project management opportunity with a focus on the environmental deliverables under the Ord development project requires a sound knowledge of environmental monitoring, compliance and reporting. The position will also provide technical environmental support to the Directorate’s other land and water development projects across WA. Qualifications or experience in project management, especially with an environmental focus, is highly desired. This position could be filled on either a full-time or part-time basis (>0.6FTE).

The key responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Contributes to the implementation of the Government’s Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) expansion initiative.
  • Delivers against the Government’s ORIA expansion environmental obligations.
  • Provides specialist environmental advice and support to the Directorate including assessments, risk management, monitoring and regulatory requirements of projects
  • Develops, leads or implements, a range of projects in support of the Directorate and Department’s objectives.
  • Monitors progress of projects, prepares progress reports and identifies and assists to address issues that will affect performance.
  • Contributes to the evaluation and review of project progress and outcomes.
  • Undertakes and co-ordinates research, analysis and evaluation of issues, policies, practices and/or procedures to identify relevant factors and provide recommendations for further consideration or action.
  • Procures and evaluates specialist consultant input.
  • Prepares and co-ordinates reports, submissions, briefings, correspondence and advice.
  • Participates on relevant project teams, committees and working parties representing the Department as required.

The preferred location of the position is Perth, Kununurra or Broome but other locations may be considered. The department operates a flexible working arrangement policy. Any applicant seeking flexible working arrangements should make this known at the outset.

The work relates primarily to the Ord Development Project and should the position be based elsewhere, visits to Kununurra from time to time should be expected. Travel to other project sites may also be required at times. For further key responsibilities please see attached JDF.

The Ideal Candidate.

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager with considerable environmental experience, to play a lead role in the Ord project team, and other projects where required, to deliver development and other outcomes in support of Government and Departmental objectives. Candidates with knowledge of land planning and development processes, water policy and regulation, environmental regulation and approvals (State and Federal) and agricultural/horticultural production processes would be highly desired.

Experience in the preparation of ministerial and government correspondence and of government procurement processes and internal reporting is desirable, as is experience working within an intensive agricultural, horticultural and/or water resource environment. The role requires comprehensive stakeholder engagement including significant cross-agency consultation and collaboration, and experience involving industry collaboration in a regional area will be an advantage. For all essential criteria, please see the attached JDF.

Our Commitment to Diversity.

DPIRD is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

Get ready to apply. It’s simple.

Applying is simple and straightforward. We are committed to developing our people and this presents a unique opportunity to be part of a project that will shape the future of DPIRD working with executive and leadership teams.

Click the Apply for Job button below and submit the following documentation:

  • A resume of no more than four (4) pages including details of 2 referees
  • A cover letter of no more than three (3) pages in length demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Essential Work Related Requirements:
  • Work Related Requirement 1– Role specific: Substantial experience in complex project management; including the ability to lead, manage, take the initiative, deliver agreed outcomes within specified timeframes.
  • Work Related Requirement 2 â€“ Build effective relationships: highly developed communication skills including negotiation and facilitation skills; and the ability to develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships
  • Work Related Requirement 4 – Think strategically: well-developed conceptual, analytical skills including the ability to provide innovative solutions to complex problems

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The values and business needs of our Department may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Need further information?

We’d love to hear from you!

For any specific enquiries please contact: Gordon Verrall, Director, on 0428 721 178 (during business hours).

Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term or a casual appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period as part of your application.

You will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment. If not currently held, this must be acquired prior to commencement at applicant’s expense. 

Special Requirements for this position:

  • Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA. This will be introduced in a phased approach and more information can be found Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au). Should this policy apply to an offer of employment resulting from this recruitment process, prospective appointees will be advised accordingly.
  • An acceptable National Police Certificate (police clearance) is required. If not currently held, must be acquired prior to commencement at applicant’s expense
  • Occasional travel to and from metropolitan and regional offices may be required.
  • The contract of employment specifies terms and conditions relating to this position

The recruitment process may include online written assessments, psychometric, cognitive or other testing, job related tasks, video or live stream interviews, documentation and reference checks or other assessment methodologies as required. Applicants will be advised of this where necessary.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. (Please note: Online lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted)

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 4 May 2022 at 4:00 PM WST

Closing Date: 2022-05-04 4:00 PM