Principal Project Officer


NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service


Armidale or Narrabri, NSW

Salary etc:

Starting salary $128,089 + super + leave loading. Temporary 2 year position



Play an important role managing infrastructure assets for NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS).  This is a great opportunity to join a highly committed team supporting the conservation and protection of the environment.

About the role

Leading a small team of project managers and asset officers you’ll develop asset management capability for a diverse range of assets within some of the most spectacular and varied national parks and reserves in NSW, stretching from the rainforest and mountains of the Northern Tablelands and New England to the floodplains and arid areas of far north west plains NSW.  The assets include buildings, visitor facilities, roads and trails, walking tracks, utilities and plant and equipment.

It is an exciting opportunity and we are looking for someone with the drive, energy and experience to lead a team to deliver key government asset upgrade and maintenance programs at a time when there is significant investment and focus on driving improvements in our assets and their management.

You’ll be relied upon to prioritise, identify and implement maintenance and decommissioning priorities through whole of life planning with a focus to deliver branch-wide asset maintenance.  This will involve developing cyclical maintenance plans for major assets classes and improving the quality of data through the consistent use of the Asset Management System.  You will also lead the implementation of multiple capital upgrades currently underway including an ambitious asset renewal program.

To be successful in the role you’ll need to have:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent, relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience along with strong organisational skills to plan, manage and deliver multiple projects on time and within resources.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of financial, governance and risk management standards and practices associated with project management.

Agency overview

At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments, strong primary industries and bustling urban centres. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.

Good to know

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster 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 people with disabilities.

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Closing date:

24 Feb 2021

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