First listed on: 12 February 2024

Dam Safety Manager 

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Dam Safety Manager (Full-Time, Permanent) 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  
  • 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: 

As the Dam Safety Manager, you will play a critical role to:

  • Lead the establishment and implementation of the dam safety management program in accordance with the Dam Safety Management System (DSMS), ensuring adequacy of risk controls, manage compliance with dam safety legislative requirements and drive excellence in safety. 
  • Lead the identification and initiation of in-depth evaluation of dam safety risks and issues arising from dam surveillance activities and recommend industry best practice guidelines to ensure that appropriate dam safety measures are put into action.
  • Assess & report on dam safety activities against DSMS compliance obligations by monitoring dam safety condition, performance and risk profiles including adequacy of controls, and lead the improvement of the risk control measures as required.
  • Provide specialist expertise and advice on WaterNSW’s Dam Safety Investment Strategies and policies to ensure compliance with the DSMS.
  • Lead the response to unusual conditions at dam sites in accordance with the Dam Safety Emergency Plans and assume the role of Incident Controller as required. 

What we are looking for:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering, or other related engineering discipline as deemed appropriate, with extensive professional experience in dams engineering and detailed knowledge of relevant Australian and International codes and standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of dam design, construction, operation, safety surveillance and maintenance
  • Experience developing and implementing dam safety related regulatory strategies with proven risk management and technical engineering knowledge of policy and regulatory requirements. 
  • Experience in dam safety risk assessments and development of risk mitigation measures.
  • Proven experience engaging with key internal and external stakeholders to identify needs, address issues and ensure objectives are understood and met.

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: Jasmine Choong on

Please note applications for this position will close on 13th April 2024.

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