Manager, Planning Compliance


Work with project planning teams, so that high profile SINSW developments will comply with approval consents

  • Full time, ongoing appointment in Sydney CBD close to all public transport
  • Exciting opportunity to join a high performing team
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits, including flexible working hours

About the Department of Education The NSW Department of Education serves the community by providing world-class education for students of all ages.
We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education 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. We are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors.
We are responsible for enacting NSW Government policy, driving improvement in education, and overseeing policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools. We respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Peoples of Australia.
For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

About the School Infrastructure

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 encompasses the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.


About the role You will manage a small team who work with various internal and external stakeholders providing strategic advice directly to SINSW Directors and senior managers to ensure SINSW projects comply with statutory requirements..
The Statutory Planning unit works closely with educational and construction experts. They navigate the vast array of urban planning and compliance considerations encountered when planning and constructing the teaching and learning facilities NSW students need and deserve. The unit looks to ensure all development is compliant with the relevant statutory and consent requirements for the benefit of our school communities – in city centres, regional areas and within individual classrooms.
Essential requirements
  • Degree in planning, environmental management, engineering, law or other relevant discipline and/or experience of the processes and operational and strategic requirements that ensure SINSW project are constructed and operated in accordance with the relevant statutory approvals and legislative requirements.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the department’s Aboriginal education policies.

(Please find Aboriginal Education Review – Information)


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.
  • a cover letter (max. 2 pages)
  • your resume (max. 5 pages)

When preparing your resume and cover letter we are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the Focus Capabilities as outlined in the Role Description, so please consider your responses with this in mind.


Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
Please note: If you are progressed to interview, you will be required to provide your proof of identity information and complete an INFORMED CONSENT declaration.
Proof of Identity information Informed Consent Form Declaration for non-child work
Additional Information For enquiries about this role, please contact SINSW Realignment Team, on 0414 759 344 or by email to sinsw.realignment@det.nsw.edu.au
Pre-screening questions 1. Detail your experience in managing planning compliance in a project environment, including use of specific examples.(300 words maximum) 2. What operational and strategic issues have you encountered in ensuring infrastructure projects comply with the relevant statutory approvals and legislative requirements, and what has been your response to these? (300 words maximum)
Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.