Executive Director, Infrastructure Planning


NSW Department of Education

  • New South Wales CBD
About this job

Bring your expertise to a collaborative and consultative executive team and make a difference in education infrastructure.

• Full time, ongoing employment
• This is a Public Service senior executive band 2 role
• The total remuneration package range for this role is $294,409 – $328,989 per annum
• This role is located in Sydney CBD


Applications Close: 11:59pm on 19 January 2020

About the Department
The Department of Education ensures young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.


School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) is delivering new school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school.  This includes accountability for asset planning, delivery and management in line with the School Assets Strategic Plan.


The NSW Government is investing $6.5 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over four years, along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools.


This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW and an exciting time to join the Department.


About the role
The Executive Director, Infrastructure Planning reports directly to the Chief Executive, School Infrastructure NSW and is responsible for leading and directing the development of infrastructure planning strategies to ensure school infrastructure meets the needs of a growing population and enables future-focussed learning and teaching.  The role supports and enables the delivery of the capital plan by ensuring the program of work meets the investment and infrastructure needs of the Government.

Senior executives in the department drive the development of an organisational culture which is focused on continual improvement of service delivery.

To be successful in this role you will have a record of outstanding senior leadership; demonstrated capabilities in leading and successfully driving teams; a proven capacity to manage strategies, initiatives and reforms; strong collaboration and stakeholder engagement skills; and the ability to articulate complex issues and influence through strategic and authoritative advice.


If you are an experienced, forward thinking and results driven individual with a desire to work in a complex, rewarding and challenging environment apply today.


The NSW Department of Education is dedicated to becoming Australia’s best education system and one of the finest in the world. All work at the department is strongly aligned to the strategic goals and values of the organisation. Explore the NSW Department of Education Strategic Plan.

How to apply
The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.


If you are interested in this role please apply online and include, a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) and your resume in a maximum of 5 pages, which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of the Directorate. Please also include the name and contact details of two referees.


No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted. Applications must be attached in either Word or PDF format.

For the application process, you must also answer any essential requirements as listed below. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.


The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.


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Role Description

Essential Requirements
• Tertiary qualifications in business, facilities management, property, building, or architecture and equivalent workplace experience, including proven experience in a large and complex property asset environment.
• Stakeholder management expertise and experience to navigate through government processes (including local government and community engagement) combined with strong leadership skills with the ability to drive performance in complex, politically and commercially sensitive environment.
• Current and valid Working with Children Check Clearance.
• Capacity to lead staff in implementing the department’s Aboriginal Education and Training policies and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.


Contact Officer
For enquiries, contact Wendy O’Brien, People and Performance Directorate, School Infrastructure NSW, Department of Education, telephone 0455 471 700 or by email to [email protected].

Recruitment Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidates for the role, a recruitment pool may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (ongoing or term) in the near future.

1. This is a child-related role. You will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check.
2. Relevant screening checks will be conducted. These include the Declaration for child-related work and the Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check consent form. You will also be required to provide four identity documents as listed in the National Criminal History Check guide to identity.
3. For information on the Department of Education, visit the Department of Education website.
4. If you currently participate in a salary packaging scheme and package any item other than superannuation (for example, a novated lease motor vehicle) you are advised to seek independent financial advice.


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Applications close 19/01/2020 Apply Online

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