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Senior Project Manager (Special Building Projects)

Maribyrnong City Council

  • Temporary Full-Time (2 years)
  • Band 7 ($105,207 to $116,911) pending experience
  • Footscray, Melbourne

About Us

Maribyrnong City Council is home to one of the most diverse and vibrant communities in Victoria undergoing significant change in population growth, redevelopment, and a transitioning economy leading to an influx of new residents, businesses and opportunities.

The Opportunity

Our Assets and Capital Department has an exciting temporary opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join the team and look after Special Building Projects. Reporting to the Senior Coordinator Project Management - Buildings, you will effectively and efficiently plan, coordinate and deliver some of Council's major and minor capital projects within the municipality, ensuring high quality, time, scope and budget management.

Key Responsibilities

Some of the key duties of this role include (but not limited to):

  • Define the project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Procure, Liaise and manage consultants and architects regarding allocated Capital Works Projects
  • Deliver high quality Building Capital Works Projects on time, within budget, scope and to Council standards and specifications including renewals and upgrades and projects consisting of other asset classes, as required
  • Oversee contracts with external providers against service delivery specifications, timelines and financial performance indicators
  • Prepare capital works progress and financial reports.

About You

To be considered for this role, you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Project Management, Engineering, Building, Construction, Architecture, Open Space or other related discipline
  • Demonstrated substantial knowledge and experience of construction industry, building and civil project management including best practice contracting and tendering processes, Australian construction standards, codes of practice and relevant legislation
  • Strong research and analytical skills in order to develop reports, policies or procedures
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills to enable effective communication, negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills with a wide variety of people from all levels and background
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Extensive computer proficiency including MS Office applications
  • Physical ability to enable mobility around construction sites
  • Current Victorian driver's license
  • No relevant criminal record found in a police check.

Why Choose Maribyrnong?

  • Work cross functionally in a highly skilled and multidisciplinary team
  • Enjoy flexible work conditions including monthly ADO and hybrid working arrangements.
  • Be part of an organisation that provides you with a variety of professional development pathways and opportunities
  • Work in a meaningful role within a values driven organisation.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to adapt and work within a diverse and collaborative environment. So, if you are looking for a role where you can make a genuine difference for our community, Apply Now!

How to Apply

To express your interest in this role, please forward your resume and a cover letter via our Careers website outlining your relevant experience and addressing the Key Selection Criteria defined in the position description in support of your application.

To download a copy of the position description please visit us at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are a child safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to child safety and supporting the best interests of children in all our operations. Council encourages young people, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Enquiries: Please contact Suhail Quadri, Senior Coordinator Project Management - Buildings on (03) 7065 6738 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: 10 Mar 2024

Reference: 6548432
Location: Footscray, VIC
Listed: 22 February 2024

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