Senior Project Officer - Water Metering & Telemetry


DCCEEW - Water Group


Parramatta (or negotiable - hybrid/WFH), NSW

Salary etc:

$120,859 - $133,183 p.a. + super & leave loading (Clerk Grade 9/10). Full-time.



Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?
Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Ongoing role full-time at 35 hours per week plus FlexTime
  • Parramatta or location by negotiation
  • Hybrid working from home and office supported
  • Salary range of $120,859 to $133,183 plus super and leave loading

Opportunity to join a team of project and water management professionals in the Water Group of the Department of Planning and Environment, passionate about water conservation and sustainable water management for the environment and communities throughout NSW

About the Role

As the Senior Project Officer Metering and Telemetry, you will manage and coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of complex non-urban water metering and measurement projects to support the delivery of NSW’s non-urban metering and floodplain harvesting measurement policy.

To find out more about what we do, see Floodplain Harvesting Measurement and NSW Non-Urban Water Metering.

About You

To be successful in the role, you will have demonstrated expertise in developing, managing and analysing systems and methods for recording, measuring and monitoring non-urban water extraction.

You will be an experienced project or program manager, with a track record of achieving project deadlines and milestones to the required standards and within budget, given the need to simultaneously coordinate and deliver multiple projects which are often complex and interconnected.

As a confident communicator with effective verbal and written communication, you will have the ability to manage consultations and negotiations with diverse stakeholders, within agreed timelines, given their varying expectations, viewpoints and interests.

Experience working in the water industry or natural resources sector would be an advantage.

Essential requirements

  • Qualifications in non-urban meter installation or hydrography or equivalent experience in the non-urban metering industry

Who we are

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) works to protect the state’s environment and heritage. It leads the way on climate change, driving the sustainable transition to a net zero economy, powered by affordable, reliable, and clean energy.

DCCEEW conserves and protects the state’s natural environment. It manages the NSW national park estate, including its rich and diverse biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage for future generations. DCCEEW also ensures sustainable management of water resources across the state, to support the environment, communities and industry.

The Water Group leads the NSW Government in providing confidence to communities and stakeholders with the transparent stewardship of water resources, provision of services and reforms that support sustainable and healthy environments, economies and societies across NSW.

We acknowledge the ongoing custodial responsibilities of the Aboriginal peoples of NSW to care for Country and water and are committed to establishing meaningful partnerships with Aboriginal peoples in the management of the environment.


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