First listed on: 17 May 2023

Graduate Project Officer 

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an entry level Graduate Project Officer to join our team in Regional NSW. 

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • 9-day fortnight 
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Competitive remuneration  
  • And so much more! 

What you will do: 

  • Undertake assigned project tasks to meet specific project needs.
  • Actively contribute to assigned team(s) of project managers, project engineers, construction  managers and other project support staff to work collaboratively and share knowledge across  the team to meet team and organisational objectives.
  • Liaise with internal and external groups and individuals to assist with Project Manager(s) to ensure well informed decisions are made in relation to the project lifecycle.
  • Assisting in the preparation of key project artefacts such as project management plans, schedules, specifications etc.
  • Assisting in the control of project performance through monitoring all aspects of project delivery and proactively managing situations that could impact on project outcomes.
  • Supporting timely reporting on project parameters including progress against project plan, risks and issues and on project performance (including schedule, financial, environmental, WHS and quality).
  • Supporting the coordination of contracts for consulting, construction and any other externally provided services required to enable the delivery of projects noting the Project Manager is the authorised contract representative of WaterNSW. 

What we are looking for:  

  • Engineering degree (bachelor level or above) from a recognised tertiary institution preferably in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or similar subjects
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Written and oral communication skills with capacity to communicate effectively with multidisciplinary professionals and project team members, and to provide reports
  • Competent with MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • An advantage would be having demonstrated interest or understanding of principles and practices of project  management, construction and engineering (preferably in asset-based projects, noting that WaterNSW core asset base is dams, water regulating structures, bridges roads, canals, embankments, buildings and cranes)

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information. 

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WaterNSW is committed to the safety of our people and wider community, as such, full vaccination against COVID-19 will be a condition of all successful candidates. 

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