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Team Leader, Environmental Assessments - Talent Pool
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Posted 26 July 2021 Salary Starting Salary from $129,748 + super Email
Region NSW Contact Michael Skene Website View
Type Full time Phone    

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?
Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

Recruitment Talent Pool for Team Leader – Environmental Assessments
• Starting Salary from $129,748 + super
• Parramatta CBD – please note this talent pool can be used by our regionally located offices also


The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is looking to engage experienced Managers to lead some of NSW Government’s assessment of high profile built-form infrastructure, resources, mining, extractive industry proposals, manufacturing and industrial sites, major projects and State Significant Developments. Our teams deliver appropriate environmental, social and economic outcomes for the people of NSW. 

About You

The Team Leader coordinates and leads the whole-of-government assessment of complex SSD projects, manages a range of post approval matters and drives the implementation of best practice and innovative solutions to meet Government policy objectives. 

This leadership role is situated in a high profile and dynamic sector and requires an experienced and passionate leader, who is able to collaborate with a range of stakeholders and oversee the assessment of some of the State’s most complex and contentious proposals and State Significant Developments. 

You will be a key contributor and  independently manage, develop and direct assessment teams to deliver robust and timely assessments of State significant developments. Your day to day will involve negotiating outcomes and solving problems in a dynamic and complex environment involving competing priorities and conflicting stakeholder’s needs, views and opinions.You will provide senior managers with technical advice and briefings on projects, as well as translating complex technical information into easy to understand plain English reports and communications.

You will have substantial experience in leading or overseeing project teams in the production of high-quality work related to environmental assessment or planning matters and demonstrate a thorough understanding of applicable legislation, regulatory and policy frameworks.


Essential Requirements

• Degree in planning, environmental management, engineering or other relevant discipline
• Demonstrated knowledge of relevant environmental assessment and planning legislation and processes
• Willingness to travel and (minimum) Class C Driver’s License.

For more information read the full Role Description: Team Leader – Environmental Assessments


About Us 

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department. 

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all. 


To Apply 

We look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume (mandatory) and cover letter (optional) expressing your interest for the role. 


Applications close Monday 9 August 2021 at 11:55PM.


Should you require further information about the role please contact Michael Skene at 

If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process, please contact Dolly Singh at 


Looking for more information or assistance in applying?


Our Diversity team can assist to: 
• provide alternative formats to apply
• make adjustments to the recruitment process
• offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on  (please include reference number). 

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

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