First listed on: 19 January 2024

Science, Innovation & Research Program Specialist

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Science, Innovation & Research Program Specialist to join our team.  

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Salary Range starting from $112,042 base + 11% Super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Ensure effective research governance mechanisms and processes are appropriately tailored for research management, implemented and documented. This includes procurement, contract, risk and insurance management and maintaining project management templates and reporting systems.
  • Support translation and implementation of Science Program and related R&I outcomes through the development of work instruction, dashboards, seminars and training.
  • Manage the communication plan including development of fact sheets, coordinating the seminar series, development of intranet and internet news articles, science program promotional material, conference presentations/Ozwater & Science Week promotional activities.
  • Support the program and project delivery across the group and ensure that projects are fit for purpose and applied to a high standard i.e. monitoring KPIs, customer/stakeholder needs etc.

What we are looking for:  

  •  Degree in Science, Engineering, Communications, Project Management or equivalent.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Excellent writing, storytelling and creative skills with attention to detail.
  • Understanding of research governance and reporting processes preferably water industry or research sectors.
  • Ability to contribute to continuous improvement of the project delivery methodology, including assisting in the creation of new processes and artefacts.
  • Program/project reporting experience, consolidating and reporting on project and/or program progress metrics risks, issues, and dependencies, and escalation as required
  • Demonstrated experience in producing and delivering written digital and verbal communications content synthesising complex information for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience in the delivery of research and/or communication projects.

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we embrace the opportunity to integrate work into our life by having full ownership of our work week. We value getting the job done rather than looking at your work hours. 

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women.Visit our WORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team/ culture: 

We communicate openly and honestly while maintaining respect for each other. This means we get things done. We understand that everyone is different, and this is what we value as part of our inclusive culture. 

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information. 

For more information, please reach out to: Talent Acquisition Partner Azmine Amer at

Please note applications for this position will close on 02 February 2024.

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