Local recruitment: Project Manager

Government of New South Wales

Newcastle NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Hunter Water Corporation
Job category:Engineering | Engineering
Job location:Central & North Coasts – Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region
Job reference number:00009IB8
Work type:Full-Time
Number of positions:1
Contact:Lisa Warren, Senior HR Business Partner 0407 483 092
Closing date:19/03/2023 – 11:59 PM
  • Get the balance right – flexible working options available (including hybrid/working from home)
  • Support the sustainable delivery of an essential service to the Lower Hunter community
  • 2 year contract, full-time position

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our Water Resilience Team in our Strategy and Engagement Division on a 2-year fixed-term, full-time contract.

Our Company

At Hunter Water our Values define who we are as an organisation and how we behave. We strive to live these Values and it is shown in the work we do and the way in which we interact with each other. Please click here to learn more about Hunter Water’s Values.

At Hunter Water we fundamentally believe in and commit to diversity and inclusion. We value an individual’s unique capabilities, backgrounds, experiences and characteristics. We rely on these diverse perspectives to drive innovation and collaboration, to deliver the best outcome for our customers and communities.

It is this diversity of perspectives that will enable Hunter Water to meet the challenges of the future. We strive to create an inclusive environment where there is genuine equality of opportunity regardless of people’s gender, age, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status. We encourage you to apply and welcome all applications.

We are embarking on a new strategic direction to build a more innovative, collaborative and resilient organisation that is a thought leader in developing a sustainable water and wastewater future. Please click here to learn more about Hunter Water’s Towards  2024 strategy.

At Hunter Water we offer a range of employee benefits. For this position, these will include, but are not limited to:

  • Base salary up to $124k plus superannuation
  • A range of additional leave benefits – including additional Public Holidays, Community Service Leave.
  • Health & Wellbeing benefits – including Fitness Passport, access to discounted health fund & health services and Employee Assistance Program
  • 35 hour working week
  • Reward and Recognition Program
  • Performance Pay

The Challenge

As a Project Manager in the Water Resilience team, you will be responsible for project managing investigations and studies relating to the delivery of new supply augmentations for Hunter Water’s drinking water system.

What you’ll do:

  • Project manage planning, feasibility and environmental readiness activities for a planned drought response desalination plant in the Lower Hunter (action from the Lower Hunter Water Security Plan).
  • Management of further planning and concept design studies for implementation of other LWHSP supply option actions
  • Management of other strategic planning studies in the Water Resilience team, including upgrade strategies, options assessments, environmental investigations, community consultation and regulatory issues.
  • Prepare business cases for project approval and capital funding and prepare reports to the Management Investment Committee, Executive Management Team and the Board on LHWSP projects.
  • Undertake and assist in liaison with regulators and other external stakeholders on LHWSP projects.

What you’ll need to be successful:

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree in Chemical / Environmental / Civil Engineering, Science or equivalent suitable professional qualifications and experience.
  • Relevant experience in the water industry.
  • Proven understanding of water resource management issues and associated regulatory requirements.
  • Highly developed investigation skills, with the ability to think laterally and strategically.
  • Demonstrated project, consultant and financial management experience.
  • Proven ability to deliver complex projects to tight deadlines and to prioritise multiple tasks with competing objectives and limited resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a team environment whilst meeting corporate deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Application Steps

To be considered for this position applicants must submit a cover letter addressing the Essential Criteria and provide a current resume/CV.

View the position description.

Application closing date: Sunday 19th March 2023 at 11:59pm.

For adjustments during the application process or queries please contact: Lisa Warren 0407 483 092 or email lisa.warren@hunterwater.com.au.

Interested? Apply Now!

We will be reviewing applications and responding as they come through.

Employment with Hunter Water Corporation may be subject to pre-employment functional assessment, drug and alcohol testing and psychometric assessment for preferred external applicants. 





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development