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Team Leader Quality Systems & Reporting – NSW Department of Planning and Environment

NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Closing date:26/04/2023 – 11:55 PM

Organisation / Entity: Environment and Heritage Group
Job category: Environmental
Job location: Sydney Region / Sydney – Greater West
Job reference number: 527905
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: Environment Officer Class 11
Closing date: 26/04/2023 – 11:55 PM

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Team Leader role
  • Ongoing full-time opportunity, Lidcombe location
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $129,274 – $142,469 + super

Our Climate and Atmospheric Science branch is seeking to appoint a Team Leader, Quality Systems and Reporting to provide technical leadership on data and quality management, and for ensuring Department of Planning and Environment air quality data and reporting meets the highest standards.

About You

 As the Team Leader Quality Systems and reporting you will be responsible for leading a team of scientists and project officers working on quality management and reporting of air quality data results to a wide variety of stakeholders.

You will lead a team which is responsible for maintaining high quality outputs for projects such as air quality reporting and ensuring appropriate standards of scientific rigour. Your experience in project management including preparing project plans, identifying and coordinating resources, managing budgets and reporting will ensure delivery of atmospheric science projects and quality management systems for the branch.

Your ability to communicate complex ideas to a wide variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders in effective delivery of air quality data and projects to various stakeholders. You will also provide expert advice and support to the branch and broader Science and Economics Insights Division on the development, implementation, management and reporting of science and quality management projects.

You are a team player that can nurture and direct a talented team with the aim of staff upskilling and career progression.

It is highly desirable that you have some knowledge of air quality or environmental data systems and/or implementation of quality management systems in accredited settings.

Essential Requirements and Key Knowledge

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering comprehensive quality assurance systems for data intensive science projects and programs
  • Ability to work in collaboration with partners to deliver customer focused results from science projects
  • Scientific qualifications, knowledge and demonstrated experience in climate or atmospheric science, or related disciplines such as environmental monitoring

For more information read the full Role Description:  Team Leader, Quality Systems and Reporting

About Us

The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) 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. DPE 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.

The Climate & Atmospheric Science branch work with multiple agencies within the NSW Government, in other states, and with businesses and communities to better understand our atmospheric environment and to assist decision makers dealing with the complex policy issues of air pollution and climate change.

We operate the largest and most comprehensive air quality monitoring network in Australia, with more than 90 stations across the state providing hourly updated air quality readings to the web.

We provide the NSW Government’s daily air quality forecast needed by the Government and communities to raise awareness about the prevailing air quality.  Our research, data, information and knowledge are pivotal to helping the NSW Government achieve its objectives of improving air quality across NSW.

We provide the NSW Government’s flagship regional climate modelling (NARCliM) and assist stakeholders across the NSW, ACT and South Australian Governments, businesses and communities to understand climate change, climate risks and their potential impacts.

We provide the core climate science that underpins the recently released NSW Adaptation Strategy. This integrates climate impact science across multiple disciplines including natural hazards, hydrological modelling, biodiversity and landscape modelling and integrated risk management

Our Net Zero Emissions Modelling is underpinning the development of programs to support the NSW Government’s Net Zero Emissions Plan Stage 1 and tracking greenhouse gas emissions and abatement opportunities across all sectors of the economy and regions of NSW.

 To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

DPE strongly recommends all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Applications close Wednesday 26 April at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Matthew Riley, Director Climate & Atmospheric Science at

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

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).

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