Project Manager

Job No: CN2182
Location: Newcastle, NSW

  • Manage significant engineering, architectural, and environmental projects from inception through to completion.
  • 2 x permanent, full-time role – 35 hours per week.
  • Flexible work arrangements available, including flexitime and a 9-day fortnight.

Thriving and rapidly transforming, Newcastle is New South Wales’ second largest city and is located 160km north of Sydney. It offers the perfect lifestyle and career environment.

City of Newcastle (CN) is currently seeking two Project Managers to join our Assets & Projects team, managing significant engineering, architectural, and environmental projects from inception through to completion with appropriate consideration to commercial, environmental and technical aspects.

Utilising your proven stakeholder engagement capabilities, you’ll achieve project objectives in a timely manner within agreed budgets, developing cost-effective solutions which demonstrate the principles of ecological sustainability. 

Fostering a team environment that encourages safety, innovation and continuous improvement, additional responsibilities include assessing project feasibility, preparing contract documentation, facilitating and liaising with contractors and consultants, and ensuring CN’s WHS and environmental policies are adhered to.

At CN our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.

To be successful in this job you will have:


  • Degree level qualifications in Construction Management, Engineering, Building Science, Architecture, or related technical discipline. 
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of project management including risk management, consultant management and contract management in a position accountable for the timely and cost-effective delivery of outcomes for complex projects requiring coordination of input from several professional disciplines and / or expert sources.
  • Demonstrated competencies in risk assessment, design development, cost estimating, producing technical specifications and contract documentation, contract administration and of WHS systems.
  • Ability to take responsibility for the implementation of projects which may be high profile, complex or political in nature.
  • Ability to use computer applications relevant to project management activities (e.g. Microsoft Project, Excel).
  • High level of written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, concise reports.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and utilise influence and negotiation skills to achieve desired outcome.
  • Class C Driver's Licence and White Card. 


  • Working knowledge of the tendering regulations within the Local Government Act, including a thorough understanding of probity requirements relating to procurement and disposal projects. 
  • Working knowledge of development approval processes, EP&A Act, Heritage Act, heritage conservation issues and the Building Code of Australia. 
  • Knowledge of asset management principles and techniques. 

Sound like the perfect job for you? Apply Now!

City of Newcastle proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

To view the full position description please click here.

Application Closing Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020.

Remuneration: Salary range dependent on skills, qualifications, and experience of $99,670.33 - $115,575.17 + 9.5% Superannuation per annum for a 35-hour week.

Contact: Paul Elliott – Program & Project Services Manager – 02 4974 2148.

Please note, it is essential you upload a copy of your current resume/CV with your application. You may also upload certified copies of relevant qualifications. If these are not submitted, they will be requested at interview stage, along with ID and Proof of Right to Work in Australia.


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