First listed on: 11 June 2024

Project Asset Planner (Civil Engineering)

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Project Asset Planner (Civil Engineering) (Full-Time, Permanent) to join our team.  

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Location: We are open to considering having the candidate based anywhere in New South Wales where we have a WaterNSW office.

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Attractive salary range starting from  $126,780 base + super
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Undertake planning implementation of the Asset Capital Plan, including facilitating timely and effective prioritisation and initiation of capital works in liaison with stakeholders
  • Ensure project initiations briefs are developed, which effectively define clear needs, objective and benefit statements, battery limits, estimates and terms of reference for option selection
  • Effective liaison with the project delivery team throughout the project lifecycle, including providing timely review of requests for changes to project budget and/or scope for prudency, efficiency, deliverability and priority within the capital plan
  • Act as sponsor’s representative for projects sponsored by Asset Planning within the position’s area of accountability, to provide sponsor’s assurance of effective delivery
  • Negotiation with the project delivery team, in consultation with key stakeholders on project objectives and handover requirements within areas of responsibility and make recommendations to project sponsor for sign off

What we are looking for:  

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline (civil engineering preferred) or equivalent level of operational experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of asset management and lifecycle, cost benefit analysis, risk assessment and application of a risk management framework 
  • Experience in working within a team environment to achieve corporate and business unit objectives and maximise operational performance
  • Good verbal and written communications skills, with demonstrated experience in report writing and use of Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women. Visit ourWORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team / culture:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.

WaterNSW operates the state’s dams, capturing and storing water, and then supplying it ready for distribution – for the environment, agriculture, industry and the community. With 41 major dams and hundreds of waterways across the state, we play a vital role at the source of the state’s water, delivering two thirds of all water used in NSW 

We’re the people taking care of the state’s water at the source – capturing, storing, delivering. Find out more at 

For more information, please reach out to: Jasmine Choong on

Please note applications for this position will close on 30th June 2024.

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