Principal Project Manager


Biodiversity Conservation Trust - Dept of Planning, Industry & Environment


Parramatta (or regional location by negotiation), NSW

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Salary range $130,601 - $143,335 + super (Environmental Officer Class 12). Two-year, full-time opportunity.


Job Reference Number: 514485

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT), as part of the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment cluster, has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Project Manager to lead and manage project teams in developing, delivering, monitoring and evaluating projects, to achieve strategic biodiversity conservation outcomes and support achievement of BCT objectives.

The Role

The Principal Project Manager will oversee complex and sensitive consultations and negotiations with diverse stakeholders, given their varying and conflicting expectations, viewpoints and interests.

The role will be responsible for achieving multiple project objectives, within tight deadlines. The Principal Project Manager will need to work with large volumes of complex ecological, financial and land management information and develop methodologies to optimise public value to gain the best biodiversity conservation outcomes with the funds entrusted in the BCT.

Essential Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience delivering complex projects on time which have achieved key outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement on complex and high-profile issues
  • Demonstrated experience in providing policy, strategic and operational advice and recommendations at a senior level.

Key to success in this role is holding relevant tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in a similar role involving delivering complex projects on time which have achieved key outcomes.

Agency Overview

The New South Wales Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is a not-for-profit statutory body, established under Part 10 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and managed by a Board appointed by the Minister for the Environment. The Trust’s roles are to support and encourage landholders to enter into agreements to conserve and protect biodiversity on private land, guided by the government’s Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy; secure biodiversity offsets when developers choose to pay into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund; and other activities that promote greater awareness of, appreciation and understanding of, biodiversity and the importance of conserving it.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Flexibility

The Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

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