First listed on: 22 March 2024

Looking to make a difference in NSW? Join the Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability Group!

  • Energy infrastructure transition something you want to help shape?
  • Want to help drive NSW's sustainability and climate change efforts?
  • Passionate about positive leadership and helping craft a legacy for future generations?

In the Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability Group we’re looking for a diverse range of policy and/or project delivery skills, experience and backgrounds to help shape our future impact. We’re keen to hear from you!

  • Talent Pool Recruitment for Temporary and Ongoing opportunities. Possibility for conversion to ongoing for temporary roles
  • Parramatta or Flexible across our other NSW Office locations by negotiation
  • Salary: relative to experience and ranges from $120,859 up to $133,183 plus 11% super
  • Applications Close: 11:55 pm Sunday 7th April 2024

This is a terrific opportunity to take the next step in your career and make a difference in how New South Wales is responding to the challenges of climate change, energy and sustainability.

About the Opportunity/Role

Our Senior Policy and Project Officer roles have a leading role in managing the development, implementation, monitoring, improvement and evaluation of key policies, programs and projects within NSW business, government and household sectors. They are pivotal to ensuring our policies and projects are effective, innovative and meet priority objectives while demonstrating good value for public expenditure and achieving critical state outcomes.

These roles represent a terrific opportunity to help take a leading role in delivering real change in how we help transform NSW to a more sustainable future.

About You

  • Ability to achieve assigned policy and/or programs objectives within a high volume and evolving work environment.
  • You will be confident in dealing with complex and sensitive consultations with diverse stakeholders, within agreed timelines and varying expectations.
  • Able to identify issues and manage interdependencies to deliver policy, project, program and organisational objectives and developing workable solutions for implementation
  • You will have experience in advising and implementing the priorities of deadlines for delivery of policies, projects and/or elements of programs
  • Previous experience leading a team in delivery of policies, projects and/or programs.

Key Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in delivering projects and ensuring outcomes are achieved on time, on budget, and to quality standards.
  • Proven ability in influencing stakeholders to take action on delivering policy or project outcomes.
  • Strong knowledge of the operational requirements for successful delivery of sustainability climate change, resilience, adaptation and/or net zero emissions programs.

Apply today! Grow your career and make a difference in how New South Wales is responding to the challenges of climate change, the energy transition and sustainability.

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Policy and Project Officer

Our mission is to accelerate NSW’s transformation to a sustainable future with our work focused on delivering government reforms, economic development and critical services around:

  • Accessing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy,
  • Supporting a sustainable and climate resilient New South Wales including emissions reduction and
  • Encouraging a circular economy to better manage our resources.

Our group operates across 3 divisions which collectively work to deliver our responsibilities: Climate Change and Sustainability; Energy; and Strategy and Implementation. This talent pool recruitment will be used to help fill roles across all 3 divisions.

When you apply, we’d love to learn which areas of impact interest you the most.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Flexibility: 

It’s important for our work to reflect and speak to the diverse communities we serve. This includes reflecting that diversity within our inclusive and flexible workplace.

We actively encourage and welcome applications from all ages, genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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. 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.

If you have a disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team at

Who we are

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) works to protect the state’s environment and heritage. It leads the way on climate change, driving the sustainable transition to a net zero economy, powered by affordable, reliable, and clean energy.

DCCEEW conserves and protects the state’s natural environment. It manages the NSW National Park estate, including its rich and diverse biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage for future generations.

DCCEEW also ensures sustainable management of water resources across the state, to support the environment, communities and industry.

The Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability Group

Climate Change Sustainability Division - lead the development of policies and programs to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and build resilience to climate change including major programs such as Net Zero Industry and Innovation, the NSW Hydrogen Strategy, and Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Energy Division - drives policies, programs, regulations and legislation focused on providing reliable, affordable, safe, and secure energy to households and businesses of NSW through program delivery, consumer and competition policy, regulation, energy operations, energy security safeguards and building sustainability.

Strategy Implementation Division - co-ordinates the delivery of key NSW Government energy and emissions strategic projects and policies such as the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap and NSW MoU with the Commonwealth, providing expertise for evaluation, energy market modelling, market insights and data stewardship.

More information on our strategies and plans can be found at the NSW Climate and Energy Action website at

We acknowledge the ongoing custodial responsibilities of the Aboriginal peoples of NSW to care for the Country and Water and are committed to establishing meaningful partnerships with Aboriginal peoples in the management of the environment.

Talent Pool

This recruitment process will establish a talent pool lasting 18 months. A talent pool represents a group of applicants suitable for this role or similar ones, considered for temporary or ongoing roles. We will be actively matching applicants to suitable roles based on capabilities and interests.

Apply Today!

Submit your application ONLY via the I Work for NSW jobs platform which MUST include:

  • An up-to-date CV detailing your knowledge, skills, and experience in relation to the role. 
  • A cover letter that explains your alignment with the Key Knowledge, Experience and Essential Requirements as shown in this attached role description. Include which area (divisions above) interests you the most.

Applications close: 11:55 pm Sunday 7th April 2024

Should you require further information about the nature of available roles please contact the workforce planning team via

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