Program Manager - Safety, People & Culture


Location: New South Wales

Job Type: Full time


Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Program Manager 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 pipelines, that’s why we offer a load of benefits.

  • Flexible working

  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave

  • Fertility leave

  • Yearly corporate wear allowance

  • Professional development and educational assistance

  • Attractive remuneration

  • And so much more!

What you’ll do:

  • Program Management: Lead the development, planning and delivery of People Safety & Culture programs and related resources, to ensure they are delivered on-time, on-budget and to quality standards throughout its life cycle.
  • Culture Change: Develop, implement, and monitor cultural change initiatives and projects to support WaterNSW’s people and safety strategies.
  • Safety programs: Develop, implement, and monitor safety projects and continuous improvement initiatives to improve WaterNSW’s WHS performance and promote a generative safety culture.
  • People: Implement continuous improvement and training programs to uplift the performance and capability of the Safety, People & Culture team and improve talent acquisition.
  • Change: Use change management strategies to ensure successful implementation of People Safety and Culture projects.
  • Safety: ensure all activities are undertaken with the safety of everyone as the number one priority and always role model safe behaviour.

What we are looking for:

  • Qualifications in Program or Project management or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and ability to work on multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Deep knowledge of program and project management methodology
  • Knowledge and awareness of change management methodology
  • Experience in managing people and resources and liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders to influence the achievement of set objectives.
  • Proven experience negotiating and influencing the achievement of strategic outcomes with the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in difficult situations.
  • Proven experience working in a diverse environment and ability to act with respect, professionalism, and integrity in all professional interactions.

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: Azmine Amer (Talent Acquisition Partner) at

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WaterNSW is committed to the safety of our people and wider community, as such, full vaccination against COVID-19 will be a condition of all successful candidates.

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