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Project Director

  • LocationParramatta, NSW 2150
  • Work TypeFull Time - Permanent
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 6 days
    Published on 3 May 2021
  • Capital Projects Advisory
  • Project Director
  • Project management


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  • Job no: H8B9C
  • Categories: Asset Lifecycle

Project Director – Major Projects  

  • Exceptional people leadership, stakeholder engagement, and strategic thinking
  •  Join a high performing team delivering exceptional results
  • Permanent role located at our HO in Parramatta

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

Reporting to the Head of Major Projects, this role will lead the successful development, delivery and ultimate benefit realisation of a suite of major projects as a sub-part of the overall portfolio. This role will be accountable for the projects throughout the asset creation lifecycle and be accountable for managing strategic liaison for these mission critical projects across Sydney Water. You will work closely with our key government regulators and partners such as DPIE, Treasury, IPART, INSW and Ministerial Offices.

Program Directors will lead and manage teams delivering works from need identification, planning, concept design and approvals to design and construction, commission and handover as well as benefits realisation. The position leads and facilitates collaborative working across all parts of Sydney Water, with our key stakeholders and customers and our supply chain for the successful development and delivery of our most strategically and commercially important projects.

You will ensure the building of long term trusted internal, key government agency and supply change relationships and establish effective and integrated development and delivery of major projects, brining together multi-disciplinary professionals.

About you

  • You must have extensive experience delivering major projects worth $200+ millions, ideally in the water and wastewater space and/or utilities.
  • You have successfully developed and deliver major projects involving several major stakeholders.
  • Advanced high-level Government Stakeholder management expertise and you have successfully built business case and have implemented external government investment assurance processes.
  • Advanced Program and Project Management qualifications with a relevant degree (e.g Science, Infrastructure Investment, Construction Management, Engineering, Environment, Commerce) or experience deemed equivalent.
  • You have solid and successful 15+ years’ work experience in program management and/or delivery of multiple large investment programs.
  • You have led large, multi-disciplinary integrated teams and/or alliances with the extensive experience in planning, design and/or construction delivery within the infrastructure/utilities sectors.
  • You are a safety champion, understand and have experience in risk assessment and management. 

The type of leaders and people we look for

  • Solution focused with the ability to find a way to make things better.
  • You stand up and contribute by challenging the norm and sharing your knowledge and offering opinions respectfully
  • You do what you say with integrity, transparency and trust.
  • You support and encourage by actively listening, identify and acknowledge others’ strengths and skills.
  • You own the outcome by owning your role, understand the impact and how it contributes to the cooperate strategy of the organisation.

Application closes: 18 May, 2021

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.

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  • Closes in 6 days - 18 May 2021
  • Published on 03 May 2021, 10:23 AM