First listed on: 20 February 2019

CBIS Project Officer 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 Officer, you will support the planning and delivery of medium and major capital works projects, including construction, refurbishment and environmental sustainability projects, reporting to an assigned Project Manager. Medium and major projects range in value from $1 million - $200 million.

The Project Officer will also work autonomously in the management and delivery of smaller projects under the guidance of the Project Manager. Current small projects range in value from $400,000 - $1 million. 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

  • Supporting the CBIS Project Manager to plan and deliver capital works projects on time, on budget, and fit for purpose
  • Assisting the CBIS Project Manager with project delivery responsibilities including procurement, contract management, financial management, risk management and reporting
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and papers for consideration by project governance committees and the CSIRO Executive
  • Managing the administrative aspects of projects including document management, minute taking, report writing, preparation of presentations and organisation of meetings
  • Working collaboratively with user groups, consultants and the Project Manager to develop user requirements
  • Developing productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to enhance project outcomes, and contribute to the implementation of change management strategies utilising strong relationship, collaboration and influencing skills and experience
  • Participating as a member of CBIS in the development and implementation of best-practice methodologies, procedures and tools to deliver projects and CSIRO strategic objectives.

Location: Clayton, VIC or Geelong, VIC (Periodical travel required between the two locations)
Salary: AU$82K - AU$93K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 3 years
Reference: 60500

To be successful you will need

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders and work to achieve outcomes within agreed timeframes.
  • Experience in project management, particularly in the planning and successful delivery of project objectives in regards to time, cost, quality and safety.
  • Demonstrated experience in the effective use of project management tools, systems and strategies.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and use sound judgement to make appropriate recommendations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management methodologies, contract management, health and safety legislation, and government procurement requirements;
  • Highly developed stakeholder management skills to build and maintain strong working relationships, and the capability to support change across user groups and the organisation.
  • 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

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

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. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

22:59 AEDT 13 March 2019


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