Waste Project Manager

Job No: BVSC641
Location: Bega

A career at Bega Valley Shire Council will immerse you in rewarding and interesting work for the diverse communities that call the south-east corner of NSW home, all of them nestled between rolling countryside and some of the best seaside locations NSW has to offer.

Our workforce of over 350 meets the needs of these communities with a wide range of services including libraries, customer service, finance, children’s services, engineering, project management, road works, water management, environment and parks, gardens and town centre care.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to assist with procurement and delivery of projects for Council's assets at all points of the project lifecycle from detailed planning to delivery and commissioning, including representing BVSC in the management of consultants, contractors and community. Specifically this position will fulfil upcoming projects such as the Cobargo Semi-Automated Waste Disposal System and the Merimbula Waste and Recycling Centre Upgrade.

As a Waste Project Manager, you will lead the development and implementation of projects to manage waste disposal and divert waste from landfill as well as prepare briefs and tender documentation. You will check design plans and reports prepared for projects and seek further input from internal and external stakeholders on an as-needed basis. It is essential that you are adaptable as your roles and responsibilities may vary dependant on the projects you are undertaking.

The opportunity available will be dependant on the applicants qualifications, skills and experience. As such you may be appointed to an entry level Project Manager role or an experienced Project Manager role. 

To view the Position Description for entry level, please click here.

To view the Position Description for the experienced level, please click here.

About You

We are seeking an individual who holds either a tertiary qualification in a project management/engineering discipline appropriate to the position or other relevant field; or a Diploma level qualification in Project Management or a related discipline, and 3-5 years experience delivering low to medium value projects and/or works. We also require a current NSW Class C Drivers Licence.

You will have the following skills and experience;

  • Experience delivering works across the project lifecycle.
  • Sound understanding of contract management principals including risk management, WHS and EEO. Ability to manage relationships with contractors and professional consultants in order to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with, and engaging the community as key stakeholders.
  • Well-developed skills in the interpretation of detailed engineering plans, specifications and quality systems.


This is a fixed term full time position working 35 hours per week for a period of three (3) years.

Depending on your demonstrated skills, experience and qualifications the total remuneration package for this position is between $97,656.52 and $109,200.52 gross per annum, comprising of:

  • Between $1,691.90 and $1,891.90 per week base salary
  • Between $186.11 and $208.11 per week superannuation (calculated at 11%)
  • Depending on the duties and responsibilities being undertaken, the positions may be entitled to Civil Liability Allowance (calculated at 3.5%)

Additional benefits for these positions include:

  • Leaseback vehicle
  • Rostered day off scheme (nine day fortnight)
  • Additional allowances (as per the Award)
  • Annual Award salary increases and performance reviews
  • Salary packaging program (SmartSalary)
  • Wellbeing Initiatives – Employee Assistance Program, LifeWorks App, social club, health monitoring and annual flu vaccinations.

For further information on this position, please contact Timothy Cook - Waste Strategy Coordinator on 02 6499 2207.

Applications close 11.59pm AEST on 17 June 2024.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and address the advertised selection criteria demonstrating their suitability for the role.

This position requires applicants to be suitably immunised in line with recommendations from the Australian Immunisation Handbook, mandated Public Health Orders and/or Councils Immunisation Procedure.

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