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Scientific Officer

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

Wollongong, NSW, AU, 2500

Job Ref No:  48173
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $81208.0-$111796.0


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.


The opportunity


The Scientific Officer in the Technical Services Branch provides investigations, analyses, interpretations and advice for geotechnical, pavements and materials aspects related to infrastructure design, construction and maintenance in order to support the development and delivery of infrastructure projects. 


Key accountabilities


  • Contribute to the management of TfNSW technical risk by developing accurate reports, providing geotechnical, materials or pavements advice, design, specifications and contracts for infrastructure projects, seeking technical reviews and advice from internal and external experts, and applying policies, guidelines and specifications.
  • Contribute to the development and retention of geotechnical, pavements and materials capability in TfNSW by applying scientific principles of investigation, testing, analysis, interpretation and design, participating in technical and workforce development programs, undertaking training and attending external technical presentations.
  • Support technical standards and the informed purchaser role on geotechnical, materials or pavements advice by conducting investigations and testing, analysis, interpretation and reporting in accordance with technical standards and procedures, briefing or supervision of consultants and contractors, and assist with the development of technical procedures and methods.
  • Support TfNSW’s innovation program by adopting or contributing to new technologies and systems, adopting or contributing to process improvements and methods, contributing to technology development, monitoring or trial projects and participating in technical interchange.
  • Maintain reliable data gathering on variable terrain, access, traffic and weather conditions by planning, coordinating, logging, supervising and conducting field or laboratory investigations, testing, trials and monitoring, and by site mapping and observations.


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About you


  • You will comply with WHS and environmental regulations and policies, ensuring that safety and environmental aspects of fieldwork are implemented and all regulations and policies are followed.
  • Contribute to the success of geotechnical project delivery by planning, coordinating, reviewing, collating and presenting multidisciplinary data.
  • Support the Technical Services Branch by complying with system requirements, keeping appropriate quality records for projects, cooperating in the use and maintenance of equipment and providing input to improvements to the system.



Salary and Benefits


The salary for this position is Grade 5-8 ($81,208.00 - $111,796.00 ) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading. For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW please click here.




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!


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.


Applications Close: 11:59PM, Friday 28th January 2022


Interviews will be held in the New Year


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 and their teams. 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 Richard Pickford at RICHARD.PICKFORD@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.

Apply today to register your interest!

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


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