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Regional Project Managers - Tamworth, Armidale, Orange, Narrabri or other locations in regional Northern NSW

Job No: WaterNSW2381
Location: Tamworth


Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking 3 X Regional Project Managers (Full time) to join our Operations team in Northern NSW.

In this role, you will be accountable for the successful delivery of various projects through the effective management of internal and external resources available to WaterNSW and manage predominantly Asset renewal projects to meet or exceed agreed objectives including scope, cost, time, quality and put safety first.

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.  

Preferred locations -  Tamworth, Armidale, Orange, Narrabri or other locations in regional Northern NSW

Our perks and benefits:

We believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelines, that’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
  • Salary Range $126,780 - $152,149  + Super  
  • And so much more! 


What you’ll do:

  • Project Management: Deliver on all aspects of the project life cycle from initiation, planning, execution and closing to improve safety, avoid risk and reduce cost.
  • Regional Representation: Support the execution of our Regional Community Engagement Strategy and to be a key local contact for communities and stakeholders 
  • Contracts & Engagement: Ensure the method of engaging contractors is suitable, clear, and sufficient to reduce risk. Ensure appropriate and relevant internal and external stakeholders are effectively briefed, available and engaged in a timely manner to enable effective and efficient project delivery.
  • Design: Oversee design processes to ensure relevant specifications and standards are met. Lead design review meetings and include relevant stakeholders to ensure risks are identified and addressed.
  • Project Monitoring: Regularly monitor project work against agreed milestones and budgets and adequately supervise site works to ensure safety, environmental and quality aspects meet or exceed requirements.
  • Risk Management and continuous improvement: Actively review for risk or opportunities and consider options to improve project outcomes.
  • Reporting: Ensure all reporting requirements including budget tracking and forecasting is up to date and accurate, clearly communicating reporting and progress tracking to enable ongoing management of projects and effective portfolio resource management.


What we are looking for:  

  • Tertiary Qualification in Project Management or demonstrated equivalent experience in Civil or Electrical or Mechanical discipline.
  • Professional Project Management and Engineering experience in delivery water infrastructure asset-based projects
  • Experience in negotiating and influencing outcomes including successful management of contractual disputes.
  • Demonstrated background in planning work and deploying resources to deliver business goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering design principles and can interpret project/engineering documentation such as specifications and drawings.
  • Proven experience in managing projects, design process and site-based experience managing construction activities and contractors.
  • Knowledge of project management practices and delivery of asset related projects
  • Commercial acumen to identify benefits, opportunities and trade-offs to be made when formulating and executing business cases, project plans and contract negotiations.
  • Willing to travel and work at various sites within NSW.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence. 


How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we embrace the opportunity to integrate work into our life by having full ownership of our work week. We value getting the job done rather than looking at your work hours. 

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


More about our team/ culture: 

We communicate openly and honestly while maintaining respect for each other. This means we get things done. We understand that everyone is different, and this is what we value as part of our inclusive culture. 


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.   

For more information, please reach out to: Samata Billa at 

Please note applications for this position will close on 10th December 2023


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