Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Rural Water Futures Program Support; Water Act Initiatives; Water Resource Management; Brisbane City

Imagine being challenged daily, having your work valued and being a member of a diverse team that’s driving transparent and sustainable rural water management across the state. Working within the Rural Water Futures (RWF) Program within the Water Act Initiatives Branch of the Department of Regional Development Manufacturing and Water, provides a rare opportunity to be involved in transformational change that will underpin how rural water resources are accessed, used and managed by Government, water users and the community into the future. You will be responsible for supporting Program objectives through Project/Program Governance and Assurance.

Job details


Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Project Management
Classification AO7
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City,North West Qld,Cairns region,Toowoomba region,Wide Bay,Darling Downs – Maranoa,Far North Qld,Townsville region,Mackay region,Rockhampton region,Central West Qld,South West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/567279/24
Closing date 10-Jun-2024
Yearly salary $124419 – $133264
Fortnightly salary $4769.00 – $5108.00
Job duration Until 30/05/2025 with possible extension
Contact person Davina Roberts
Contact details Phone: 0476 909 392
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The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (DRMDW) drives growth for Queensland by managing sustainable water resources, leading innovation in manufacturing, and developing our regions. From our offices in Brisbane and a network of regional offices and manufacturing hubs, more than 580 DRDMW staff work to create a Queensland where communities, businesses and water resources are sustainable and resilient.

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, Program Management Office. As the Principal Project Officer within the Program Management Office, you will be a member of a fast paced, progressive, and fun team that works collaboratively to achieve program objectives. As a newly formed team, together we have the opportunity to build a strong foundation, test out innovative ideas and be creative in how we can achieve high quality outcomes together.

Working within the Program Management Office team, this position will:
• Plan and coordinate Program and Project assurance activities including Internal Audits, External Audits in addition to health checks of project and program delivery against applicable frameworks.
• Collaborate with external assurance agencies in the ongoing governance and assurance for the Programs and Projects.
• Plan and coordinate Program and Project Benefits Management measuring, tracking, monitoring, and reporting.
• Coordinate Information Governance Management arrangements for Programs and Projects.
• Research and develop fit for purpose Program, Project and Governance Management and Delivery Frameworks.
• Plan and coordinate record management arrangements for Programs and Projects in accordance with DRDMW record management arrangements.
• Plan and coordinate the development and overall implementation of initiatives for the successful delivery of the Department’s cross-divisional Programs and Rural Water Futures (RWF) projects.
• Promote and provide expert strategic advice to boards, management, and other governance groups on the implementation of the Programs and Projects to support transparent, sustainable, and equitable water management across the state.
• Contribute to the development of program funding submissions and support the development of clear concise targeted communications and messaging for programs for both internal and external audiences.
• Contribute to program and project budget development, management and supporting the coordination of procurement processes.
• Coordinate the development of project plans, issues and risks management measures, project baseline and change requests recognising emerging political, economic, environmental, scientific, and social issues.
• Ensure consistent reporting on programs, projects and sub-projects to the board and management ensuring consistency with Program and Project governance standards and where necessary identify areas requiring direction, resource adjustments and support from senior management.
• Collaborate with industry and key internal and external stakeholders to positively influence and drive significant change in the water industry and staff through effective program implementation.
• Co-ordinate and prepare submissions, correspondences, and briefing papers for forums such as Board, senior management, industry councils and for the Minister.
• Coordinate the provision of robust and cohesive program and change management, governance and reporting for the Rural Water Management Program (RWMP) initiatives, to ensure on time and quality delivery of the program.

This position is available at the following locations:
Ayr, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Caboolture, Cairns, Gatton, Goondiwindi, Gympie, Longreach, Mackay, Mareeba, Rockhampton, South Johnstone, St George, Toowoomba, Townsville, Warwick.  Please advise your preference with your application.

Applications may remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/567279/24

Closing Date: Monday, 10 June 2024




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