Local recruitment: Project Engineer (Planning)

Government of New South Wales

Parramatta NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:NSW Public Works
Job category:CommunityPlanningProjectsEngineering | Engineering
Job location:StatewideSydney Region / Sydney – West
Job reference number:503158
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Clerk Grade 7/8
Closing date:02/04/2023 – 11:55 PM

Water Planning Engineer

  • Ongoing full-time opportunity, 35 Hour working week!
  • Location: Parramatta.
  • While we work flexibly, there will be an expectation that you will live within a reasonable distance to frequent a Public Works’ office min. 2 days per week.
  • Salary from $101,947.00 plus super and leave loading (package up to $112,849.00)

 Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes.

About Us

NSW Public Works (NSWPW) is part of the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), and supports local and state government agencies to deliver critical infrastructure projects by providing expert advisory, planning, design, delivery and support services.  Our work is in the hospitals, dams, water treatment plants and high schools – the real foundations of prosperous communities.  We provide impartial advice and support at all levels of government and the private sector, and partner with experts to maximise the benefits of our knowledge and experience. We have offices all over the state and provide local expertise for local issues. Our people are focussed on providing improved services to regional communities.

  • Our team have access to a range of benefits that help you balance your life at work and at home.
  • These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.
  • There will also be opportunity for travelling to regional towns during the course of a project.

About the role

As a Water Planning Engineer, you will be part of the Planning Team within the Water Resources Management (WRM) Group of NSW Public Works (NSW PW) based at Parramatta. You will contribute to the Strategic Planning of water and wastewater business for Local Councils in Regional NSW.

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Degree in chemical, civil or environmental engineering with minimum five years’ experience and eligibility for membership status of a Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia.
  • A good understanding of the Infrastructure Planning process with demonstrated involvement in the preparation of water and sewer Business Plans.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the regulatory requirements for water supply and sewerage schemes, including effluent reuse.
  • Understanding of water demand and sewer load analysis and the ability to undertake these analyses.
  • Good knowledge of water and sewage treatment processes with the ability to assess options to address capacity and performance issues.
  • Be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and collaboratively with other members of the team.
  • A valid NSW Driver’s license and willingness to drive to locations in Regional NSW which may include overnight stays.

Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.

Additionally, if you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Glenn Fernandes on 0421 487 408 or email glenn.fernandes@pwa.nsw.gov.au.

Closing date: 02 April 2023, 11.55pm

Applications must be lodged electronically via the Department’s recruitment system, Page-Up. A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.


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