Local recruitment: Senior Scientist Hydraulic Modeller

Government of New South Wales

Illawarra, NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Goulburn NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Illawarra & South Coast / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
Job reference number:526861
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environment Officer Class 11
Closing date:09/03/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Senior Scientist (Hydraulic Modeller)
  • Full-time opportunity until June 2024 with potential for extension.
  • Located Queanbeyan.  Other locations by negotiation for suitable candidates.
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $129,274 to $142,469 + super

About the role

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced hydraulic modeller to join our Environmental Water Planning team to lead our hydraulic modelling work program informing the management of water for the environment across the NSW Murray-Darling Basin.   This is a challenging role involving large scale hydraulic modelling projects across multiple river valleys.   The role involves developing project plans, overseeing project delivery, technical leadership and management of the hydraulic modelling team.  This is a rewarding role helping us achieve better environmental outcomes for our rivers and wetlands across large parts of NSW.

About You

The successful applicant will be an experienced hydraulic modeller with experience leading large modelling projects, implementing best practice modelling process, developing junior staff members and managing projects to successful completion. The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator, self-motivated, strategic, and keen to work collaboratively with many staff across DPE and other NSW government agencies.

The successful applicant for this position will be required to:

  • Lead Environment and Heritage (E&H) input into the development and implementation of modelling platforms to inform contemporary environmental water management and decision making to improve delivery of river and wetland health outcomes.
  • Develop E&H water modelling and analytical capacity to inform policy and planning.
  • Build organisational understanding and uptake of contemporary modelling platforms and scope requirements for additional E&H modelling capacity.
  • Lead the implementation of modelling platforms to inform and support environmental water management.
  • Develop and present scientific and technical information to explain complex processes clearly to a range of audiences.
  • Manage scientific project implementation, including monitoring project plans, coordinating resources and managing budgets.

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Scientist (Hydraulic Modeller)

For more information hit Apply to visit the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.

About Us

The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. 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.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE 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.

Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS)

Please read the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Protocol to understand if it applies to your circumstances. All applicants for this role and new employees with an existing defined interest in the BOS will be required to disclose their personal (or a close family member’s) participation to ensure potential conflict of interests are declared and managed appropriately.

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. DPE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Applications close Thursday 9 March 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Iwona Conlan on 0499 933 621 or via iwona.conlan@environment.nsw.gov.au

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 Diversity team can assist to:

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

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.


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