Local recruitment: Senior Project Officer

Queensland Government

Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Regional Assessment Co-ordination Team; Water Infrastructure & Strategic Coordination; Regional Economic Development; Mareeba, South Johnstone or Cairns preferred. Flexible locations will be considered

Imagine being challenged daily, having your work valued and being a member of a diverse team that is involved in the assessment of priority water projects.

Working with the high-profile Regional Water Assessment Program, you will be using your skills across a range of disciplines including engineering, policy, financial and economic areas in providing high quality advice on water infrastructure matters, with a particular focus on Atherton Tablelands regions.

Job details

Position statusFixed Term Temporary
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupProject Management
Workplace LocationCairns region,Flexible,Far North Qld
Job ad referenceQLD/471831/23
Closing date02-Mar-2023
Yearly salary$105977 – $113167
Fortnightly salary$4062.10 – $4337.70
Job durationTo 31 August 2023 with possible extension
Contact personPatrick Huber
Contact detailsPH: 4017 0111
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Key duties and accountabilities for this role include:

• Provide support to the delivery of Regional Water Assessment projects by contributing to project management planning, delivery of monthly project report, maintaining project risks and issues registers, and supporting the governance required to meet project objectives in a timely manner.

• Undertake and support stakeholder consultation and engagement for large-scale bulk water infrastructure and non-infrastructure proposals undertaken by the Department and its partners/stakeholders.

• Undertake research and analysis of urban, agricultural and industrial water policy and associated issues to inform best practice stewardship and development of the state’s finite resources.

• Prepare advice on a range of strategic urban, agricultural and industrial water policy, regulatory and development issues and identify mechanisms for improvement to optimise sustainable development outcomes that achieve economic benefits for regional Queensland.

• Contribute to the preparation of complex reports, submissions, briefing notes, presentations, speeches, publications and correspondence.

• Analyse technical reports and liaise with consultants to ensure procured products are consistent with departmental expectations and requirements.

• Support the implementation of communication strategies by preparing communication aids including information sheets, PowerPoint presentations and other material as required.

• Provide secretariat functions for Regional Water Assessment committees and stakeholder groups as required, including liaison with members, organising venues, agendas and coordinating the preparation and circulation of meeting resources.

• Work collaboratively with colleagues and with other levels of government, industry and non-government organisations to achieve policy outcomes and deliver on government commitments.

• Other duties as directed and required.

 As an individual contributor in the role of Senior Project Officer, AO6, the following competencies from the Leadership competencies for Queensland are most relevant to this role:


• Prioritises projects and tasks efficiently, in line with team commitments (Leads strategically)

• Demonstrates flexibility to changing expectations by proactively adapting own approach to reflect new requirements (Leads change in complex environments) Results:

• Communicates in a clear, succinct and deliberate manner, adjusting the message so that it resonates with different stakeholders (Builds enduring relationships)

• Builds rapport and establishes strong and mutually beneficial connections (Builds enduring relationships)


• Actively seeks feedback and modifies approach to enhance own effectiveness (Pursues continuous growth)

• Demonstrates respect and appreciation for legislation and policy frameworks by consistently operating to key standards (Demonstrates sound governance).

To apply for this role, you will need to submit the following document/s:

• Your current resume detailing your previous work, voluntary or relevant experience including two referees who have personally observed you displaying the competencies required for this role.

Applications will remain current for 12 months. 

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development