First listed on: 08 April 2024

Dam Engineering Planning Manager

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Dam Engineering Planning Manager (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  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Attractive remuneration 
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Develop, implement, and maintain the Dam Safety Investment Strategy and lead the funding submissions to IPART, including prioritising dam safety projects & proposing program and schedule for risk reduction in accordance with the Dam Safety Management Systems (DSMS).
  • Drive the planning and delivery of the dam safety risk assessment and management activities in accordance with the DSMS
  • Establish assurance arrangements for the studies and investigations program in accordance with the DSMS. 
  • Lead the delivery of agreed outcomes across a portfolio of dam safety studies and investigations projects to achieve optimal solution to address identified needs while meeting agreed time, cost, and quality objectives. 
  • Manage the complex external & internal stakeholders and assist in the preparation of communications plans and strategies including approval authorities, community and public consultation processes, planning approval processes and provide advice to the executive on key external risks and issues.

What we are looking for:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering, or other related engineering discipline as deemed appropriate, with extensive professional experience in the dam industry and knowledge of principles & practices of dam design, construction, operation, safety surveillance and maintenance
  • Experience in delivering a portfolio of projects and/or delivery of standalone or portfolio of projects valued more than $5m, meeting time, quality, and cost targets 
  • Experience in managing a team of SMEs, providing coaching and mentoring to aid their development and to ensure effective delivery of services
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills to leverage teams’ capabilities to deliver good business outcomes 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of & practical application of PMBOK or Prince 2 methodologies 

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: Jasmine Choong on

Please note applications for this position will close on 22nd April 2024.

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