First listed on: 18 January 2024

Project Engineer - Long Duration Storage Program (24 month term)

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Project Engineer (Full Time, 24 month term) 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  
  • Salary Range starting from $126,780 + 11% Super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead the development and implementation of technical/engineering solutions on behalf of the project manager. Providing of timely accurate and complete technical support, advice reporting and recommendations to the project manager
  • Managing the identification of solution options and selection of preferred or recommended options to meet project needs, including assessment of associated capital and operational costs and ensuring that key stakeholders are involved in decision-making; Ensuring project specification documentation is clear and comprehensive to enable consultants and contractors to effectively respond to requests for tender and to minimise number and nature of requests for information (RFIs).
  • Overseeing the project design process ensuring all relevant engineering specifications and standards are met, and appropriate inspection and test planning is in place. Lead design review meetings including HAZOP (Hazards and Operability Analysis) and CHAIR (Construction Hazard Assessment Implication Review). Ensure design optimisation and value engineering processes are undertaken and that recommendations are made and adopted where appropriate.
  • Provide technical support and recommend actions across all project phases to ensure that engineering designs meet operational requirements and engineering standards. Respond to technical RFIs from external parties and ensure appropriate mechanisms are in place for factory testing, where relevant.
  • Manage specific elements of the project allocated by the project manager to achieve time, cost and quality objectives. This includes the management of scope and risk.
  • Assurance: Provide oversight and assurance of design processes during development of options, concept and detailed design. Ensure relevant WaterNSW specific engineering specifications, standards and management systems are met.

What we are looking for:  

  • Bachelor degree or higher tertiary institution in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering, or demonstrated equivalent relevant experience
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Knowledge of assets relevant to WaterNSW core asset base such as dams, water regulating structures, bridges roads, canals, embankments, buildings and cranes etc.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards including WHS as they relate to the design and delivery of engineering aspects of range of capital projects
  • Ability to interpret, assess and review engineering designs, drawings and construction or other work methodologies to ensure compliance with standards and to meet required objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing the engineering and design aspects of multidiscipline infrastructure projects or managing a section of a larger project.
  • Experience working collaboratively and making decisions with stakeholders to review, analyse, negotiate and implement technical solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in determining appropriate solutions to technical challenges through evaluation of options
  • Experience in development of technical specifications including interpretation of regulatory and other standards in developing those specifications.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating meetings/workshops to determine appropriate solutions to technical challenges through evaluation of options

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: Talent Acquisition Partner Jasmine Choong at

Please note applications for this position will close on 31 January 2024

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