Local recruitment: Principal Water Planner

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Water
Job category:PlanningEnvironmental
Job location:StatewideSydney Region / Sydney – West
Job reference number:526417
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Clerk Grade 11/12
Closing date:19/02/2023 – 11:55 PM

Do you want work to make a difference for NSW? 

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Water subject matter expert
  • On- going, full-time opportunity, flexible location within NSW
  • Salary starting from $134,411 + super

Our Water Group are searching for a Principal Water Planner to be the subject matter expert when it comes to Water Strategy in line with Coastal & Groundwater Planning.

About You

In this role, you will provide expert advice to Senior Leaders to support the deliver and implementation of the water reform program consistent with State and Federal water legislation and commitments. This will involve leading and driving projects after in-depth research and analysis that will form evidence based strategies. Strategies will balance complex issues and perspectives with sensitivity to stakeholder relationships & resource requirements.

You will provide leadership to the team – guiding and mentoring and building professional knowledge.

For more information read the full Role Description: Principal Water Planner

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) 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.

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To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role, including how you meet the essential and desirable requirements.

Guide to applying for a role in the NSW public sector

Applications close 11:55pm Sunday 19th February 2023.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Anna Bailey on anna.bailey@dpie.nsw.gov.au or on 0459 842 413.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our team can:

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

Candidates with disability can contact the Diversity team here (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like information or assistance in applying, contact our Aboriginal People & Culture team here (please include ref. number).

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At DPIE we are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development