Job Details
  • Reference363159A_1604036880
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted28 days ago
  • ConsultantKatherine Matthews

Position Purpose + Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will lead the successful tendering and delivery of all CCS general works from $2m up to and including $10m. This includes delivery against the key components of safety, financial performance, delivery to schedule and mitigation of exposure to risk.

The following responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; they are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

In accordance with principles of workplace diversity, workplace participation and working safely, you will undertake the following tasks either individually or as a member of a team:


  • Manage the overall delivery of each project program, on or ahead of time with all contract deliverables met
  • Assign resources and equipment to deliver the works within budget, time, quality and regulatory standards, monitor and guide workflow, setting daily, weekly and long-term project goals
  • Manage the specialist functions of project design, engineering, procurement and construction, manage the interaction of various disciplines and multiple work streams
  • Review progress against plans, contractual arrangements and delivery milestones to ensure they are on schedule and within quality and cost estimates and take effective remedial action as required
  • Demonstrate leadership in health, safety and environmental management
  • Demonstrate leadership in risk management, compliance and auditing, and ensure legislative, pre-contract and commercial obligations are met including compliance with the relevant Building Code
  • Financial management: ensure strong contract, commercial and financial risk management, accurate forecasting of both costs and revenue, take corrective action in line with CCS authority and reporting frameworks and maximise the profit margin for the project
  • Stakeholder management: ensure that stakeholders are actively engaged and that beneficial relationships between the project and the client, subcontractors, community and other external parties are developed and maintained
  • People management: monitor staff and labour resourcing to ensure the project has the capability to achieve targets, supervise workforce including subcontractors, foster a high performing team within a positive employee relations environment, carry out employee reviews and agree development plans with direct reports
  • Contribute to new business, continuous improvement and broader business activities; develop strong relationships with clients to ensure repeat business
  • Ensure all relevant work packs are completed at the end of construction activities and a handover is carried out with FM prior to the project DLP commencing
  • Carry out post project reviews ensuring all lessons learned are formally captured and shared with the relevant departments within CCS
  • Other duties within your capabilities as directed

KPIs + Required Outcomes

  • High quality, cost efficient and on time project construction
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to facilitate effective time management
  • Operate at all levels in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Contribute to continuous improvement
  • Be an ambassador for CCS values, setting the highest standard of conduct and behaviour and representing CCS at the highest level at all times

Qualifications / Skills + Experience / Knowledge / Personal Attributes


  • Construction General Induction (White) Card
  • Asbestos Awareness certification
  • Current drivers' licence
    Skills and Experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing construction projects
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and drive work programs
  • Demonstrated ability to manage costs and forecast in line with project budgets
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge across large scale fabrication installation
  • Knowledge across contracts and scopes of work
  • Demonstrated knowledge of creating and maintaining a safe workplace
    Personal Attributes
  • Strong work ethic
  • Culturally aware, inclusive in approach and respectful of others at all times
  • Organised, flexible with good time management
  • Commitment to collaborative working relationships, and has the initiative and drive to improve workplace processes
  • Ability to sustain physical labour
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal guidance

Selection Criteria


  • Minimum 5 years' experience in commercial construction project management
  • Construction General Induction (White) Card
  • Current drivers' licence
  • Ability to manage costs and forecast project budgets
  • Ability to develop and drive work programs
  • Professional and self-motivated
  • Positive approach to change and process improvement
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Qualifications in project management.
  • Asbestos Awareness certification