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Circular Economy Program Manager

  • LocationParramatta, NSW 2150
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed a month ago
    Never published
  • Project Engineer
  • Environmental Management
  • Program Manager
  • Job no: 6X3KH
  • Category: Business Development
  • Lead Sydney Water’s work to embed circular economy and smart city principles
  • Deliver commercially sustainable outcomes supporting Western Sydney Development
  • Permanent role based in Parramatta with flexible working arrangements

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

About us

 We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve. 

About the role

Leading a portfolio of commercial projects and partnerships to develop, foster and grow the circular economy and smart city agenda within Western Sydney.

You will:

·       Build and contribute to the skills development of the team by mentoring and transferring strategic and technical knowledge and experience

·       Shape and influence the circular economy and smart city service offerings for Western Sydney so that Sydney Water can build market share and enhance brand and reputation and help bring to life the Parkland City Vision

·       Provide direction in situations with ambiguity, and understanding the balance of innovation, risks and exposure when representing Sydney Water to internal and external stakeholders

·       Socialise and contribute to the development of the Western Sydney policy and planning framework, to enable circular economy precincts to be successful

·       Proactively generate, explore and shape new commercial opportunities and setup new commercial Partnerships in such a way that maximises the potential value for Sydney Water and is aligned to strategic objectives

·       Manage the development, partnership valuation and financial modelling, negotiation strategy and delivery of large / complex commercial projects and Partnerships, commercialisation of new product lines (together with the Innovation & Product Development team) to maximise value and minimise risk for Sydney Water

·       Build upon the existing planning framework (focused on water and wastewater servicing) and lead in framing and adopting a circular economy approach that requires water planning to include cooling, water balance, outcomes and place based planning, to enable the vision for a liveable, productive and sustainable three cities and Illawarra region

·       Define the circular economy practices that are implementable in a practical, expedient, repeatable, scalable, consistent, transparent and commercially viable way to ensure agreeance with authorities and the development industry

·       Constructively challenge solutions and recommendations in consultation with internal and external stakeholders

·       Champion the adoption of industry wide tools and processes to enable management of waste and water and to promote liveability and integrated water cycle management

·       Present supported decisions and recommendations that stand up to external scrutiny

About you

Evangelist determined to make a difference. Appreciate managing a heavy workload with tight deadlines and prioritising multiply commitments. Confident and diplomatic obtaining buy in from all stakeholders.

You have:

·       Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering, Science or Water Resource Management

·       Significant demonstrable track record of success in program management or establishing commercial partnerships for large organisations or government

·       Expertise in technical, analytical problem definition and problem solving skills

·       Delivered new and or novel pilot projects on time and budget

·       Confident interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to both lead and work within project teams and deal with staff at all levels

·       Ability to lead joint projects with other partners or authorities to develop innovative solutions

·       Influencing and negotiating skills with the ability to build and maintain strong personal and corporate relationships and gain the support and confidence of stakeholders

·       Are able to adapt existing principles to new and unusual problems and driving changes in policy, that is robust in regard to maturing programs or technology is desirable

Closing date: Monday 13 December, 2021

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information please contact

Sydney Water welcomes you to apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. The successful completion of a Criminal History Check and Medical Assessment form part of the application process. Please advise if you require any adjustments to actively participate in the application and recruitment process.

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHire’s TermsPrivacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application

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