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Senior Team Leader, Climate Research

Website NSWDPE NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Applications close Sunday 29 May 2022 at 11:55PM

Organisation / Entity: Environment and Heritage Group
Job category: Projects | Program Management, Environmental | Environmental Science, Policy | Advisory
Job location: Statewide, Sydney Region / Sydney – Greater West

Job reference number: 519846
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: Environmental Officer Class 13
Closing date: 29/05/2022 – 11:55 PM

  • Exciting opportunity for Senior Team Leader, Climate Research
  • On-going full-time role, based in Lidcombe (flexible working/part time work arrangements can be discussed)
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $143,615 to $153,830 + super

The Environment and Heritage (E&H) Group are currently seeking to appoint a Senior Team Leader, Climate Research to lead a nationally recognised climate research program designed to build and strengthen the NSW Government’s response to climate change. Bring your highly developed knowledge of regional climate modelling and impact science to help build resilience across NSW.

About You

You will utilise your leadership experience by influencing and driving the strategic direction of science priorities, while providing expert advice on the management and reporting of scientific projects to the executive team. Use your knowledge of delivering large collaborative research programs to lead a nationally recognised climate research program with partners in multiple jurisdictions and universities.

Building and maintaining professional relationships is something that you value, as you enjoy collaborating across various networks. Be at the forefront of providing science and knowledge to manage ground climate risks on the ground, whilst negotiating state and national science agendas. Help to shape the direction of E&H’s science programs in line with DPE policies and NSW Government strategies.

Developing robust advice on complex issues for the NSW Government and community, and presenting this in a clear and accessible format, is a strength that you possess. Your experience in project management will assist in your ability to manage multi-million dollar budgets and assess risks related to the program, while driving continuous improvement from a high-performing team. Your determination for staff upskilling and career progression will contribute to your success as Senior Team Leader, Climate Research.

To be the successful applicate for this position you will require;

  • Relevant scientific qualifications.
  • High-level experience in developing and leading rigorous climate science programs and stakeholder recognition of expertise in a relevant scientific discipline.

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Team Leader, Climate Research

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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.

Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS)

Please read the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Protocol to understand if it applies to your circumstances. All applicants for this role and new employees with an existing defined interest in the BOS will be required to disclose their personal (or a close family member’s) participation to ensure potential conflict of interests are declared and managed appropriately.

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 expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Applications close Sunday 29 May 2022 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Matt Riley via

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

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