Project Manager - Major Works

Job Title: Project Manager - Major Works
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle
Reference: BBBH18357_1541137194
Contact Name: Wendy Donovan
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 14, 2018 15:45

Job Description

As Project Manager - Major Works you will play an instrumental role in developing the capacity of the Hunter Valley rail network, which is an integral part of the world's largest coal export supply chain.

Our client, who provides this network, has several major strategic projects in the pipeline and has created this permanent position to manage their delivery.

Reporting to the Track & Civil Program Manager, you will be based in Broadmeadow and required to travel to various locations in the Hunter Valley region.

To succeed in this role, you will not only be detail-oriented but also have the ability to communicate the finer details to a range of stakeholders to ensure that project timelines are met with no disruption to the network outside of those scheduled.

You will have demonstrated experience in stakeholder management, project management and commercial decision-making.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  1. Leading and managing projects in the Hunter Valley corridor aimed at improving the capacity.
  2. Responsibility for project objectives, scope, costs, schedule, safety, environmental impact, reliability and maintainability, from concept through to project close-out.
  3. Leading and managing a team of Engineers, Supervisors, Technicians, Administrators, Consultants, and Contractors.
  4. Managing and developing key stakeholder relationships both internal and external.
  5. Reporting back on a regular basis on the physical and financial progress of related projects.

Essential selection criteria:

  • Degree in civil engineering or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive experience in engineering maintenance, track and civil construction and/or structures
  • 5+ years' experience and sound knowledge of railway systems and environment, with experience and knowledge of track possession windows and track occupancy planning
  • A sound ability, and extensive experience liaising and negotiating with external and internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team in the management of major projects
  • Knowledge of rail safety management and WH&S principles, and an ability to implement these principles
  • Highly developed written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen, being able to build the business case
  • Experience in tendering and negotiation of contracts of varying complexities
  • Demonstrated cost, budget and time management of projects
  • Critical path project programming and proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite and other relevant applications
  • Current Driver Licence - Class C.

This is a great opportunity for a results-oriented leader who enjoys the challenge of coordinating a large range of stakeholders to ensure work is delivered on time, to appropriate cost and quality standards.

The remuneration package will be negotiated based on experience. A copy of the full position description is available on request. Contact Wendy Donovan or Ali Kimmorley on 02 4927 2009 for a confidential discussion or apply by submitting a current CV and covering letter addressing the above criteria by 22 November 2018.

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