First listed on: 18 March 2024

Lead Project Engineer

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Lead Project Engineer – Multiple locations (Parramatta, Dubbo, Tamworth or Newcastle)  (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 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  
  • Attractive remuneration - Salary Range $144,550 - $173,435 + Super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

WaterNSW is currently seeking experienced Lead Project Engineer to provide engineering guidance and leadership to a multi-discipline project team, and to ensure optimal whole of life solutions are effectively identified, developed and recommended in response to project needs. 

  • Lead development and implementation of technical/engineering solutions for assigned projects and provide robust engineering recommendations
  • Manage a team Project Engineers and oversee the quality and effectiveness of the team, providing technical guidance and coaching
  • Manage engineering aspects of projects regarding problem identification, optioneering, and recommendations to meet project needs
  • Develop and implement inspections, testing procedures, commissioning, and handover plans for all relevant projects
  • Regularly monitor Project Engineers and Consultants to ensure all work complies with quality and WaterNSW standards, and meets agreed requirements 

What we are looking for:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher tertiary qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, preferably civil engineering and or mechanical engineering
  • Line Management experience of multi-discipline engineering teams
  • Proven expertise in the interpretation, assessment and review of engineering designs, drawings and construction, and other work methodologies to ensure compliance with standards and to meet required objectives
  • Demonstrated experience to solve engineering issues and determine appropriate solutions to technical challenges through effective optioneering
  • Knowledge of assets relevant to WaterNSW core asset base such as dams, water regulating structures, bridges roads, canals, embankments, buildings and cranes
  • Current NSW driver’s Licence.

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 our WORK180 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. 

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: Chad Moodaley (

Please note applications for this position will close on 2nd of April 2024

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