Senior Natural Resource Officer (Floodplain Management)


Department of Planning, Industry & Environment


Wollongong, NSW

Salary etc:

$108,874 - $120,096 p.a. + super.


Job reference number: 00008K2Z

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  • Senior flood specialist role
  • Permanent full-time opportunity based in Wollongong
  • Salary relative to experience and ranges from $108,874 to $120,096 + super

Our South East Water Floodplain and Coast team is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Natural Resource Officer (Floodplain Management) to lead in the delivery of the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program. In this role, you will be key member of a multi-disciplinary team that provides expert technical support services to local councils and other government agencies.

About You

This role will suit someone who:

  • Is motivated to solve complex problems and achieve goals in a high workload environment.
  • Is comfortable operating as part of a multi-disciplinary team whilst independently providing high quality accurate and timely advice.
  • Is skilled in communicating and negotiating flood risk and environmental outcomes with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Enjoys developing and sharing their expertise to deliver policy and program outcomes that improve community resilience to the impacts of flooding.
  • Has strong project management skills and effective at managing competing priorities
  • Is prepared to travel throughout the South East Region of NSW, including occasional over-night stays.

This is an excellent opportunity for a senior flood / environmental / water risk engineer to join a dedicated team and be a key contributor in the delivery of Floodplain Risk Management Program in South East NSW.  Post-graduate qualifications and or experience in land-use planning, river rehabilitation or coastal management would be highly regarded. 

We offer professional and career development opportunities.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil/Environmental Engineering (or equivalent) and eligible for membership of Engineers Australia
  • Sound knowledge of floodplain risk assessment methods and floodplain management strategies
  • Sound knowledge of the Government's Flood Prone Land Policy, Floodplain Development Manual and related guidelines and legislation.
  • Understanding of hydrological and hydraulic modelling
  • Current Australian Driver’s License (Class C)

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

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