First listed on: 21 June 2024

Project Manager - Specialist Studies (Dam Design)

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Project Manager Specialist Studies (Dam Design) (Full-Time, Permanent) to join our team.  

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  
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Attractive salary range $126,780 - $152,149 base + super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Own delivery of agreed outcomes across a portfolio of projects from needs analysis to completion, including recommending and implementing optimal solutions to address the business needs while meeting agreed time, cost and quality objectives and benefits realisation.
  • Manage project performance through monitoring all aspects of project delivery & proactively managing situations that could impact on project outcomes.
  • Ensure all project risks and issues are effectively captured, allocated, managed, actioned, retired and reported throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Drive negotiation and ongoing management of contracts for consulting, construction and any other externally provided services required to enable the delivery of projects.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders and approval authorities, including community and public consultation processes, planning approval processes ensuring that approvals are obtained in a timely manner.

What we are looking for:  

  • Tertiary Qualification (bachelor level or above) in Project Management / Engineering or demonstrated equivalent experience, with 5+ years professional experience in Project Management (preferably in asset-based projects)
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering a portfolio of projects (preferably from a client perspective) and/or delivery of standalone or portfolio of projects valued in excess of $5m meeting time, quality and cost targets
  • Strong analytical and investigative skills and ability to deliver complex dam safety projects in accordance with established safety, engineering and environmental procedures, and to contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of dam design, construction, operation, safety surveillance and maintenance
  • Strong commercial acumen to identify benefits, opportunities and trade-offs to be made when formulating and executing business cases, project plans and contract negotiations

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women. Visit ourWORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team / culture:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.

WaterNSW operates the state’s dams, capturing and storing water, and then supplying it ready for distribution – for the environment, agriculture, industry and the community. With 41 major dams and hundreds of waterways across the state, we play a vital role at the source of the state’s water, delivering two thirds of all water used in NSW 

We’re the people taking care of the state’s water at the source – capturing, storing, delivering. Find out more at 

For more information, please reach out to: Jasmine Choong on

Please note applications for this position will close on 7th July 2024.

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