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Principal Scientist Integration

  • Full Time
  • Lidcombe

Website NSWDPE NSW Department of Planning & Environment

  • EO 11 Principal Scientist- Integration
  • Permanent full-time opportunity, flexible work environment
  • NSW location Parramatta, Lidcombe
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $129,274 to $142,469 + super and leave loading

Integrate climate change information into multi-disciplinary science. Our Climate and Atmospheric Science branch is currently seeking to appoint a Principal Scientists to design, lead and deliver climate and atmospheric science research and provide advanced technical and scientific advice, analytical support and guidance for scientific programs and projects.

About You

You will have a strong background and high-level research expertise in one of the following:

  • Regional climate modelling
  • Regional climatology
  • Atmospheric processes
  • Hydrology, or bioclimatology or meteorology

You will also have a track record of working on multi-disciplinary research projects focused on natural hazards, socio economic impacts of climate change or landscape.

Working in this role you will be providing scientific expertise that guides high level NSW Government strategies and programs such as NSW Adaptation Strategy, NSW Net Zero Plan and Strategic Land Use Plan USC such as a future transport NSW infrastructure Plan and greater city’s plans.  Work across Parramatta and Lidcombe locations.

For more information read the full Role Description: Principal Scientist- Integration.

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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.

We 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.

Our research, data, information and knowledge are pivotal to helping the NSW Government achieve its objectives of:

  • Improving air quality across NSW (Clean Air for NSW)
  • Achieving net zero emissions by 2050 (Climate Change Policy Framework)
  • Ensuring NSW is more resilient to a changing climate (Climate Change Policy Framework)

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 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.

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 Sunday 29 January 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Matthew Riley via or on 0409 666 666.

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 at (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

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