<ul><li><strong>Combine your economic expertise across large government water infrastructure projects </strong></li><li><strong>Hybrid office and WFH model (office location is negotiable). </strong></li><li><strong>2-year fixed term (35 hours per week) with a salary starting from $111,0777 + super</strong></li></ul><br><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is currently seeking a <strong>Senior Project Economist</strong> to join Water Infrastructure NSW</p><p> </p><p><strong>About the role</strong></p><p>As the <strong>Senior Project Economist</strong>, you will work closely with the Director Water Investment and Economics and the Technical Advisory Services (TAS) team to ensure that funding proposals and supporting business cases developed for water infrastructure projects in NSW clearly address the needs and expectations of all relevant State and Australian Government agencies and other key interested parties.</p><p>The Senior Project Economist provides specialist economic and policy input to multiple civil works and water infrastructure (including river works, environmental and town water reticulation) projects within Water Infrastructure NSW. The role engages with project teams and stakeholders in the planning, designing and implementation of water resource management projects with medium-to high complexity and incorporate the economic and financial analysis that is rigorous, robust and defensible.</p><p>You will be part of a high performing team with a supportive leader that provides opportunities for professional development and growth. The role is fast-paced and challenging, where you will be tasked with anticipating, responding to and mitigating impediments to effective economic and financial analysis, and water infrastructure options evaluation. You will have the ability to work in a highly collaboratively environment in a new growth area within Water Infrastructure NSW where there are genuine opportunities to influence outcomes and make a difference across the State.</p><p>To learn more about the role, <a href="https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/?a=385115">click here</a> to view the role description.</p><p> </p><p><strong>About You</strong></p><p>To be successful in this role, you will have:</p><ul><li>Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience in economics, project assessment, cost-benefit analysis, business case development and government policy (essential requirement)</li><li>Significant experience in providing economic analysis and guidance for executive decision making and also government business case development for major infrastructure projects.</li><li>Ability to form and maintain partnerships across Government, including NSW Treasury, Infrastructure NSW and the Commonwealth, as well as industry and other interested parties to aide their involvement for water infrastructure project evaluations.</li><li>A proven collaborative thought leader and consensus builder. </li></ul><br><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>About Us</strong></p><p>Water Infrastructure NSW was established in 2020 within the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE) as part of a suite of water sector reforms. Its primary purpose is to build NSW Government capability to develop and deliver major water infrastructure projects across NSW. Water Infrastructure NSW is rapidly building its capacity and capability to deliver all the necessary functions to support its purpose, with a focus on supporting the needs of project teams across planning and construction activities to build momentum in the delivery program.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Applying for the role</strong></p><p>Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter (no more than two pages) that outlines their skills and experience relevant to the role.</p><p> </p><p>For further information, please contact John Madden via email at email@example.com</p><p> </p><p><strong>Applications close on 23 June 2021, at 11:55pm </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.</p><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Our commitment to flexible working:</em></strong></p><p><em>The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. </em><em>We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><strong><em>Our commitment to diversity:</em></strong></p><p><em>The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.</em></p>
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