First listed on: 27 May 2024

Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Stakeholder Engagement Officer (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.

This role can be based in our offices across NSW including Dubbo, Hunter, Parramatta. Desirable locations are for Albury, Leeton, Wagga Wagga, or Northern NSW (subject to availability).

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 base + Super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do:

  • Support the implementation of the stakeholder engagement strategy and action plan to ensure fit-for-purpose, timely and meaningful project and stakeholder relationship engagement to help achieve WaterNSW goals.
  • Develop, implement and where needed travel to attend a calendar of engagement events and opportunities to proactively share information, as well as build and strengthen relationships with customers, communities and other stakeholders.
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships – consulting, communicating and leading conversations with customers, communities and other stakeholders who may represent a diverse range of viewpoints.
  • Provide advice, and support internal teams such as Operations, on the development and delivery of tailored engagement materials including key messages, presentations, newsletters, speaking notes, corporate reports and delivery support.
  • Support a proactive communications strategy, in conjunction with the Strategic Communication team, to ensure customers and stakeholders receive timely and accurate information.

What we are looking for:  

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Strong understanding of the agricultural industry and its relationship with regional communities
  • Strong understanding of stakeholder management strategies, stakeholder mapping and the importance of two-way communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to handle crisis situations calmly and effectively
  • Proven relationship management experience with the ability to consult, communicate and lead conversations with a diverse range of viewpoints
  • Experience in deploying an external, public affairs lens to drive proactive engagement and communications
  • Experience building and fostering external networks to develop and maintain best practice knowledge and information sharing

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.

Who is WaterNSW?

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: Talent Acquisition Partner Azmine Amer at

Please note applications for this position will close on 12 June 2024.

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