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Senior Project Manager

  • LocationSydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 12 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: BNNEN
  • Category: Asset Lifecycle, Program Delivery
  • Manage the delivery of predominantly medium to high risk/complexity projects within our Partnering for Success (P4S) model
  • Join a dynamic, diverse and high performing team in an exciting time of growth
  • Full-time permanent role with flexible working arrangements based at Sydney Olympic Park
  • Proudly making a difference to establishing a best-in-class, customer centred, client organisation

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 

The purpose of the position is to successfully manage the delivery of predominantly medium to high risk/complexity projects to plan, within the Regional Annual Integrated Works Program. The Program includes capital works, maintenance and facilities management services, tactical renewal and minor works projects. 

The position leads collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams in Sydney Water and the Regional Delivery Consortium to manage and resolve complex issues and risks to project delivery. The position is accountable to drive collaboration between Sydney Water and the Regional Delivery Consortium, to manage risk proactively and to ensure integrated whole-life delivery.

The position is accountable to ensure consistency, accuracy and efficiency in project delivery, cost and risk management across all assigned projects within and across asset classes. The position contributes to the development of the Annual Integrated Works Program, and continuously challenges and identifies ways to improve the delivery of projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to;  

  • Manage the successful delivery of predominantly medium to high risk/ complexity projects within the region from initiation through to close out and handover in accordance with NEC4 processes and within the Program Delivery project delivery framework;
  • Mentor Project Managers providing support and leadership to enable the effective delivery of projects from project initiation through to hand over and close out;
  • Ensure Project Plans include clear targets, objectives, Key Performance Indicators, scope of work and deliverables which reflect the collaborative relationship between Sydney Water and the Regional Delivery Consortium;
  • Prepare Business Cases for medium to high risk/ complexity projects to meet client expectations, including options identification, analysis and recommendation;
  • Ensure project risks are effectively identified, mitigated and managed, including the proactive management of the early warning process, both in receiving notification from the RDC or issuing notification as the situation requires, to effectively manage any matters that could impact the delivery of the project in scope, on-time and within budget;
  • Ensure project schedules are developed, updated, monitored and managed in line with the business case expectations, for all phases of the project, and that project schedule milestones are defined, measured, managed and met; and
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting on project status, including Key Performance Indicators, cost, schedule, risk etc against the Project Management Plan.

About you 

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant or related field or experience deemed equivalent;
  • I.E. Aust/AIPM membership- Preferable but not essential
  • Proven project management experience, delivering large and multi-faceted projects in asset-intensive industries is essential;
  • Proven leadership/ senior management experience is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrable ability to thrive and influence in a highly collaborative environment is essential;
  • Communicates with impact to drive team performance and influence stakeholders, building strong and wide networks;
  • Takes responsibility for critical business decisions in a timely manner, considering all relevant data and information, and taking feedback from relevant parties;

Minimum 10 – 15 years industry experience incorporating:

  • Working within and leading large, multi-disciplinary integrated teams and/or alliances;
  • Naturally aligns with the cultural values of a highly collaborative integrated team;
  • Design and construction project delivery within the infrastructure/utilities sectors;
  • NEC contract management and administration is desirable;
  • Managing complex stakeholders;
  • Leading positive business change;
  • Program management and/or regional delivery of multiple investment programs; and
  • Delivery via a range of contracting models.

Closing date: 24th June 2022

Please see the position description for the roles full accountabilities.

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, you can 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 establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community and assess your suitability for the role. This is collected in accordance with LiveHire’s TermsPrivacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement

  • Closed 12 days ago - 24 Jun 2022