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Surveillance Officer / Site Supervisor (Level 2 & 3)

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Projects
Job Location: 

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Job Ref No:  49203
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  $104181.0-$125712.0

About us


Transport for NSW keeps our State moving by providing safe, integrated and efficient transport systems. We put our customers at the centre of everything we do – and we do a lot. We connect people, communities and industry and manage how they use our road, rail and maritime networks and services, and even active modes like walking and cycling. The work we do connects the journeys you take every day.

We are a state government organisation made up of more than 28,000 people and we're in the middle of delivering the largest transport infrastructure program in Australia's history. We work across planning, policy and procurement, harnessing data and technology to develop smarter and more adaptive transport solutions.

That means job opportunities in metropolitan and regional areas right across NSW – you have the chance to be part of creating a lasting legacy that will benefit generations to come.


About the team

The Infrastructure and Place division is in the process of delivering an ambitious and once-in-a generation $28 billion program of public infrastructure works which will ease congestion, improve safety, create new places and connect communities for generations to come.

About the projects

The NSW Government and Transport for NSW are building a new motorways and bridges, as well as new improvements to our current roads and infrastructure. The new motorways and structures will reduce congestion, improve road safety and provide more reliable journeys to support growth across Metropolitan NSW.


The opportunity

We will have numerous Surveillance Officer (Level 2 and Level 3) opportunities available in 2022. These roles will play an integral part in the construction of our exciting state infrustructure projects. These roles will be responsible for providing on-site surveillance activities on nominated structure and road-work construction. These roles may be permanent or fixed-term, depending on project requirements.


Key accountabilities:

  • Provide specialist and/or non-routine surveillance capabilities (depending on position level) to verify that work has been performed in accordance with Agency standards, specifications and processes.
  • Monitor, support and influence development partner progress against agreed milestones and deliverables to support the Agency’s program of work.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced Surveillance Officers, engineering and project staff in order to reinforce best-practice surveillance and project practices.
  • Act as a source of technical advice for trades, engineering and project staff within their area of specialization in order to build capability and improve project outcomes.
  • Exercise Agency Delegations on site with significant autonomy and provide in Agency support to delivery partners, as required.
  • Anticipate technical issues and escalate these issues to project and contract engineers or managers as required; in order to support best practice project/contract management and works delivery.


About you

  • Trade qualifications in a relevant field and/or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience with technologies, practices and processes of civil construction and maintenance works.
  • Advanced knowledge experience in applying standards, policies and codes of practice to the conduct of civil construction and maintenance works.
  • Demonstrated ability to source, analyse and interpret project/construction and contract documentation.
  • Demonstrated experience in record keeping and document management in a construction or maintenance environment.

Salary and Benefits

The salary banding for these roles will be $104,181 – $125,712 (depending on level of experience) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.
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Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!


How to apply

To register your interest, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process. Your application will be saved in our Talent Pool and we will contact you should you be shortlisted for any upcoming roles.

Please submit your application by 11:59pm Sunday 13 February 2022.


We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options. ​

For any enquiries, please email Paul Cao at PAUL.CAO@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU. ​

We’re certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace

Our flexible work practices and policies for parental leave, employee and family wellbeing and family care enable us to provide genuine support for our people to thrive at work and at home.

Apply today to register your interest!

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us.

Take a look at our application tips video series for plenty of great information on navigating and acing the application and recruitment process here at Transport.

Our COVIDSafe Measures Policy

All Transport for NSW workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

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