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Senior Project Development Officer

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

Wollongong, NSW, AU, 2500

Job Ref No:  47408
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  $116939.0-$125712.0


About us


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.



About the team


The Infrastructure and Place division is in the process of delivering a once-in-a generation multi-billion program of public infrastructure works which will ease congestion, improve safety, create new places and connect communities for generations to come. We are dedicated and passionate team that is proud of the work we do and the supportive and flexible team culture we have built.


The Development Branch within the Infrastructure and Place division is responsible for the development of transport and place solutions that facilitate broader economic, social and environmental outcomes.



The opportunity


Due to the unprecedented scale of investment in the Transport for NSW Future Transport strategy we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Development Officer to join our growing Wollongong based Regional Infrastructure Development team working across southern regional NSW. You will be responsible for supporting the early development of road and bridge infrastructure projects through to completion of the concept design and environmental approval.  In this role, you will be responsible for:


  • Deliver detailed project scoping and project development activities in consultation with the Project Development Manager to ensure major infrastructure projects meet Government and Transport for NSW objectives.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of community engagement plans to ensure effective community consultation in the development phase of projects and interact with affected community members.
  • Deliver detailed project development briefs and monitor the quality of design and other work by professional service contractors or internal service providers to ensure designs meet agreed criteria, benefits and user requirements.
  • Deliver regular project monitoring and reporting progress to the or Project Development Manager to contribute to ensuring cost effective project resource procurement projects provide value for money, are implemented to agreed time, cost and quality and are consistent with operational and maintenance requirements.
  • Commission and manage the delivery of environmental impacts assessments to ensure appropriate environmental management practices on projects and compliance with Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) legislation.


Please click here to view a copy of the position description.



Essential requirements


  • Tertiary qualifications and experience in planning, civil engineering, project management or related discipline
  • Experience in project management or the development of complex infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate the delivery of environmental assessments and assess designs.
  • The successful applicant may be required to work outside normal working hours or to travel on occasion.


This is your opportunity to join a team that are helping unlock and improve numerous transport links between Sydney and the Illawarra Region, NSW South Coast and all the way down to the Victorian boarder. Greenfield and Brownfield projects that will support local communities, businesses and tourism by providing safer and more reliable journeys connections between towns and regional centres. Key projects under development include the Milton Ulladulla and Moruya bypass projects, Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Road upgrades and Picton Road to name just a few.



Salary and Benefits


Transport Service Grade USS 9 ($116,939.00 - $125,712.00per 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, 27th January 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 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.

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