Australia nationals: Senior Project Officer Aboriginal Water & Sewerage Program

Government of New South Wales

Sydney, NSW, AU

  • Great opportunity to be part of a team changing the direction of water management in NSW
  • Location Negotiable
  • Salary starting from $110,745 plus super and annual leave loading


As the Senior Project Officer you will be responsible for the delivery of the Aboriginal Communities Water and Sewerage Program (ACWSP) outcomes.


You will provide technical and project management support on the Aboriginal Communities Water and Sewerage Program (ACWSP) for the provision of water supply and sewerage services to over 60 selected Aboriginal communities in NSW

You will liaise with the Program steering committee, service providers and Aboriginal communities to coordinate  delivery for water and sewerage services.

To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.


About You

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • Rigorous program management and project management skills
  • Procurement, contract management and budgeting experience
  • Technical expertise and experience in the provision of water and sewerage services
  • Effective communication skills, showing empathy and understanding when resolving conflicts and complex situations
  • Experience with service delivery on remote aboriginal communities would be an advantage

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment focuses 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.

Our Water Group exists to efficiently manage water in NSW with the objective to create a contemporary government water agency focused on planning and policy, regulation, information and insights, and programs and performance.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Closing Date: 11:55pm Sunday 16 August 2020

Enquiries: Vince Keogh, Manager Aboriginal Communities Water and Sewerage Program (ACWSP) on 0438 150 884.

More Opportunities

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

Our commitment to flexible working

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.




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