First listed on: 27 March 2019

  • Be a part of something bigger in the Murray Darling Basin and do work that matters
  • Temporary full-time role available for up to 4 years based in Albury or  Buronga, or any DOI office in the southern basin (by negotiation)
  • Salary of up to $145K + super and annual leave loading


About us

Water Branch exists to efficiently manage water in NSW with the objective to create a contemporary government water agency focused on planning and policy, regulation, information and insights, and programs and performance.

The Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism (SDLAM) Program Team delivers 23 infrastructure, rule-based and constraints management programs and projects to support sustainable water management for the Murray-Darling Basin. The water management projects focus on water saving, water supply offsets and improved flow management works across the southern connected Murray Darling Basin.

About the role

We are seeking a Principal Project Officer who will be responsible for coordinating and procuring resources, managing budgets and liaising with regional community stakeholders and our NSW and Commonwealth government partners to ensure project deliverables and milestones are met within required timeframes. You key focus in this role will be SDLAM projects occurring in the Darling River system.

This is a challenging yet rewarding role as you will be instrumental in coordinating and engaging with community stakeholders to develop works and measures that promote sustainable water management and environmental outcomes.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, click here to view the role description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills to effectively consult and negotiate with communities
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire team members
  • Demonstrated program management excellence
  • Sound understanding or the ability to quickly gain a working knowledge of state or federal government processes will be highly valued in this role

To apply, please submit an updated CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and capabilities

For further information, please contact Jimmy O’Brien, Recruitment Specialist at or 0407 965 837.

Applications close on 10 April 2019


The Department of Industry is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We promote a flexible and inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team to drive innovation, productivity and the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or disability.

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