Organisation/Entity:Housing and Property
Job Category:Senior Executive Environmental | Specialist Manager
Job Location:Statewide Sydney Region / Sydney – West
Job Reference Number:514190
Work Type:Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package:PSSE Band 2
Closing Date:18/10/2020 – 11:55 PM

Key Leadership role responsible for the environmental management of sites owned and managed by the NSW Government.  

Housing and Property (HAP), within the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE), is looking for an executive to take on an exciting opportunity of leading and developing the Environmental Services Group.

  • Opportunity to provide leadership, expert strategic advice and facilitate executive decision making across environmental and sustainability projects. 
  • Fulltime, ongoing (permanent) opportunity. 
  • Parramatta base – the Department is promoting flexible work arrangements and would be open to other locations. 
  • TRP starting from $284k including superannuation, commensurate with experience.

About the role 

The Executive Director of the Environmental Service Group leads a team responsible for the environmental management of sites (both property and places) owned and managed by the NSW Government. The Executive Director provides leadership, expert strategic advice and facilitates executive decision making in respect to significant environmental and sustainability projects across the State within Property & Development NSW (PDNSW).

The role leads a team who provide expert advice and project management expertise on remediation and sustainability projects; the management and rehabilitation of former landfill sites; and ensures compliance with and reports on building and environmental standards and performance in respect to select NSW Government owned sites.

Your challenge will be to provide expert advice to achieve stakeholder support within the PDNSW leadership team and senior external stakeholders including government officials in other agencies and clusters to ensure significant environmental and sustainability projects and initiatives are delivered within applicable time, cost and quality parameters. The role is responsible for leading a team of highly qualified and experienced technical experts and ensuring specialist knowledge and expertise is maintained so that best practice environmental and sustainability practices continue to be delivered by the business unit.

For more information about this rare opportunity, click here to view the role description.

About you

You will be a high calibre Environmental Services / Sustainability executive who is seeking a new challenge in a highly visible and strategic role.  You will bring a balanced mix of environmental management and sustainability experience along with a focus on innovation which will be employed in one of NSW’s most inclusive workplace cultures. Your ability to work with and engage stakeholders across all levels of seniority,?combined with experience in?high profile environmental and sustainability projects?will set you up for success in this role. Strong experience in people leadership will also be key to your success.

We’re passionate about our team and work. You’ll be joining a team which?nurtures?talent and works?to overcome barriers in order to achieve exciting project outcomes for our state. You will also be expected to create and drive integrated project teams and government departments that bring together a diversity of skills and experience.

To apply, please submit an updated CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this role.

For further information, please contact Matthew Dwyer via email to

Applications close on Sunday 18 October 2020, at 11:55pm

About Housing & Property

The Housing and Property Group, part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), oversees the management of NSW Government assets, including the management of Crown land, the NSW Government’s social housing portfolio and oversight of strategic use and disposal of government owned land. The Group also includes the Aboriginal Housing Office, the Valuer General and the Land and Housing Corporation.

The Group leverages public and private sector expertise to improve place-based outcomes, providing greater access and choice of housing through initiatives such as an end-to-end housing strategy, and improving outcomes for Aboriginal communities to maximise community benefit from government owned land and property.

Who is the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment brings together specialists in urban and regional planning, natural resources, industry, environment, Aboriginal and social housing and regional NSW.

We share a common goal to maximise the long-term wellbeing of NSW.

We do this by protecting and improving: 

  • prosperity
  • environmental sustainability
  • safety and security
  • social inclusion and cohesion, and
  • attractiveness as a place for recreation and relaxation

We bring together the economy, environment, work and play, industry and recreation. This helps to ensure economic growth and job security considers the environment and character of our neighbourhoods and communities.

Why work for Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Exciting career pathways and opportunities

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you?join the?NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.

Our people:

Join DPIE and you’ll be joining a team of more than 8,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including – urban planning, parks and wildlife, fisheries, agriculture and water. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of?NSW,?we invite you to become part of our story.


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.

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.