First listed on: 10 June 2024

Project Engineer (Electrical)

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Project Engineer - Electrical (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: 

  • Lead development and implementation of technical/engineering solutions on behalf of the project manager. This includes provision of timely accurate and complete technical support, advice reporting and recommendations to the project manager to minimise risk, environmental impact and ensure overall project objectives are met
  • Manage 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
  • Ensure 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)
  • Interface with design consultants during development of options, concept and detailed designs and REFs or EIAs where relevant
  • Oversee the project design process ensuring all relevant engineering specifications and standards are met, and appropriate inspection and test planning is in place

What we are looking for:  

  • Bachelor degree or higher tertiary institution in Electrical Engineering and current Drivers Licence
  • Demonstrated experience in managing the engineering and design aspects of multiple multidisciplinary infrastructure 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
  • 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

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 23rd June 2024.

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