First listed on: 20 February 2019

CBIS Project Coordinator - Capital Works 

The Opportunity

  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Business and Infrastructure Services!
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

As the CBIS Project Coordinator, you will manage the planning and delivery of medium and major capital works projects including the application of change management principles. Current projects range in value from $2 million - $20 million. Future projects may be of greater value. In delivering these projects, you will be responsible to the CBIS State Manager and will operate within the project governance structure. You will be directly accountable for ensuring the project adheres to time, cost and quality requirements and for providing high quality, strategic advice; often in connection with technically challenging issues.

The Project Coordinator will be supported in the planning and delivery of capital works projects by a project officer and the capital works project management office (PMO). These projects are undertaken in a complex environment, with a focus on whole of life capital and operating costs. The role requires the participation in various project activities, including working closely across key stakeholder and contractor groups, in a rapidly changing environment to deliver leading edge project outcomes.

Your duties will include

  • Leading or contributing to the delivery of medium and major capital works projects, integrating the strategic needs of sound asset management principles and science objectives to deliver a value driven whole of facility life outcome
  • Developing and managing end-to-end project delivery ensuring the project delivers on time, on budget, with compliant and fit-for-purpose facilities
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative and proactive working relationships with the CSIRO executive, broader CSIRO team and key stakeholders, and developing strategies and implementing best practice methods to deliver high quality outcomes
  • Overseeing and reporting on project performance to ensure that solutions provided continue to meet the needs of stakeholders, are cost effective and sustainable, appropriately recognise and address risks, and are aligned with project objectives
  • Providing leadership, motivation and guidance to team members, establishing a strong team culture based on performance, development and a demonstrated commitment to display the highest standards of ethical behaviour and integrity in alignment with the CSIRO Values
  • Developing and maintaining networks and engaging with government and non-government stakeholders, in order to enhance project outcomes.

Location: Clayton, VIC
Salary: AU$97K - AU$105K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 3 years
Reference: 60499

To be successful you will need

  • Tertiary qualifications or significant experience in a relevant discipline, such as Project Management, Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Property Management or related areas
  • Well-developed understanding of project management methodologies, contract management, health and safety legislation, and Commonwealth procurement requirements including how these functions integrate with capital works activities in a Commonwealth environment
  • Proven ability to think and act strategically, identify and manage risks, and identify and evaluate opportunities that optimise project outcomes in line with CSIRO’s strategic direction
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate and manage a multi-disciplinary team comprised of internal and external project management and consultant personnel, to achieve project outcomes
  • An understanding of Government processes in particular planning systems and controls, project planning and delivery
  • To currently hold or have the ability to hold an Australian Government security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 level.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

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Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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Applications Close

22:59 AEDT 13 March 2019

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