Local recruitment: Regional Manager (Water And Sewerage)

Government of New South Wales

Various, NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Provide advice and direction on regional town water and sewerage services
  • Salary starting at $ 128,473
  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Based in Regional NSW (Central West, Far West and North West)

This is a specialised opportunity to make a difference to NSW as the Regional Manager – Water and Sewerage as part of the Water Group at The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

About the role

As the Regional Manager – Water and Sewerage, your primary responsibilities are to lead the support and advisory of Local Water Utilities on strategic planning, operations, infrastructure delivery and regulatory compliance in the Western Region. In doing so you will be supporting the secure and efficient delivery of regional town water and sewerage services, meeting the needs of local communities. The role includes drought monitoring of regional town water supplies, acts as a Government representative on regional town water issues and provides assistance and strategic advice on associated government funding programs.

You will

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team within Water Group to ensure appropriate outcomes for regional town water services.
  • Review projects in Departmental capital funding programs and provide strategic and technical advice
  • Represent the Department on local and regional committees to promote appropriate infrastructure planning and implementation

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

About You

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage community expectations
  • In-depth appreciation of the water sector / water utilities

About Us

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus 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. 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.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter (no more than two pages) that outlines their skills and experience relevant to the role.

For further information, please contact Michael Blackmore via email on [email protected]

Applications close on Monday 7 June 2021, at 11:55pm

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 team can:

  • provide alternative formats to apply;
  • make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

Candidates with disability can contact the Diversity team here (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like information or assistance in applying, contact our Aboriginal People & Culture team here (please include ref. number).

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At DPIE we are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE 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.


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