Business Development - Construction - NSW Government - Sydney - 15 Nov 2018

Full Time - Posted on November 14, 2018

Job Title:  Senior Project Officer – Business Development

Job Grade / Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10

Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary (up to 4 years)

Location: Sydney 

Agency overview

The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.

The Department’s vision – “Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment” – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.

The Department’s two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government - support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to

National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves. NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks.

About the Role:

This role is part of the new Strategic Infrastructure Projects Branch, Park Programs Division, National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). NPWS has been successful in attracting unprecedented investment in national parks visitor infrastructure and experiences, to be implemented over four years.  Nine identified projects aim to increase nature-based tourism, boost regional visitor economies and improve community wellbeing by delivering high quality visitor experiences for generations into the future. All projects align with our NPWS vision of conservation, celebrating and respecting our rich culture and heritage, working for and with our communities, and providing outstanding natural spaces and engaging experiences. 

Primary purpose of the role

In this role you will manage the development of business cases to achieve funding approval for initiatives that create new visitor opportunities in NSW national parks, and other initiatives that meet the agency’s strategic plan

You will contribute specific experience in nature-based tourism development, with an understanding of environmentally sensitive locations

Essential requirements:

Project management skills and experience with an understanding of contemporary best practice in procurement, tendering and contract preparation, in managing project teams, consultants and contractors, and in applying environmental safety and risk management policies and systems.

Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and reviewing strategic plans, policies and programs, and in providing strategic and operational advice and recommendations to senior management

Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent, relevant professional experience. 

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

Senior Project Officer Role Description

Statement of Works SPO Business Development

Application Guide

Applying for a role in the NSW Public Sector 

Job Notes: 

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:

At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW. 

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

To Apply: 

Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter 

Q1. Provide an example of your previous experience in preparing a business case for a complex project, identifying the objectives, process undertaken, and outcomes. 

Q2. Provide an example of your experience in the development of a nature-based tourism product or service and how you measured success. 

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)