Project Manager

  • Contract: 6 months from the start date. (Potential to extend or perm oppertunity for the right candidate at the end of the 6 months)
  • Pay Rate: $112 P/H + super
  • Location: Site is inner Metro West Sydeny, Office: Parramatta. (Travel to site is required)
  • Must have: Valid Drivers licence, Contraction white card, Clear police check, Australian Permanent Residency or citizenship and reside in NSW.



Purpose of the role:

There is 2 PM roles, each working on different projects:

  • Project 1: Project manage the transformation of our water treatment plant from water recycling to wastewater treatment. This role will involve a comprehensive upgrade encompassing mechanical, electrical, and select civil tasks such a pipelaying. The project entails brownfield maintenance and upgrade delivery, including the installation of underground piping.
  • Project 2: Project manage the construction of a rising main spanning just over 1KM in a high developed are. This a Network type role, a civil-based project which entails network infrastructure development, including under boring techniques. 



Your deliverables in the role:

  • Manage the successful delivery of medium to high-risk projects from initiation to handover, adhering to NEC4 and Program Delivery framework.
  • Actively drive collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams internally and other delivery partners to ensure consistency, accuracy and efficiency in project delivery, cost and risk management across allocated projects.
  • Contribute to the development of the Program, and project manage NEC4 based contracts in any of the following areas:
    o Professional Services
    o Design and Construction Works ($5-$20m+ in project value)
  • Develop and align Project Plans with the government agency and partners, defining targets and objectives.
  • Proactively manage stakeholder engagement, risks, schedules, procurement, quality, safety, and environmental compliance.
  • Prepare Business Cases for medium to high-risk projects, including analysis and recommendations.
  • Conduct regular meetings with partners, manage risks, schedules, and compliance matters.



Experience you must have for this role:

• Tertiary qualifications in a relevant or related field or experience deemed equivalent
• Proven project management experience, delivering large and multi-faceted water projects, is essential!
• Proven leadership / senior management experience is required
• Experience working with key business stakeholders
• Significant years of industry experience, including in:
  - Working within and leading large, multi-disciplinary integrated teams and/or alliances
  - Design and construction project delivery within the infrastructure/utilities sectors
  - NEC4 contract management and administration
  - Managing complex stakeholders
  - Leading positive business change
  - Program management and/or regional delivery of multiple investment programs
  - Delivery via a range of contracting models


Applicants should possess a combination of these skills and experiences to be considered for the role:

  • Brownfield Delivery Expertise: Demonstrated experience in successfully managing projects in brownfield environments, navigating challenges associated with existing infrastructure, and ensuring seamless project execution.
  • Treatment Plant Upgrades: Proven track record of overseeing treatment plant upgrade projects, including but not limited to process enhancements and mechanical/Electrical system improvements, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations. 
  • Conversion of Waterline: Proven expertise in the conversion of waterlines, specifically transitioning from recycling water systems to wastewater management solutions
  • Rising Main Construction: Track record of successfully building rising mains exceeding 1 kilometer in length, showcasing proficiency in project planning, execution, and quality assurance for large-scale infrastructure projects.
  • Processing or Mechanical Aptitude: Strong background in processing or mechanical project management within the water industry, with a comprehensive understanding of treatment processes and equipment.
  • M&E in Water: In-depth knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems relevant to water infrastructure, including pumps, valves, and control systems, to effectively manage and troubleshoot project requirements.
  • Network Project Experience: Previous involvement in network-type projects, encompassing the construction and management of water distribution networks, demonstrating proficiency in coordinating complex project logistics and stakeholders.
  • Civil Proficiency: Sound understanding of civil principles, with hands-on experience in civil construction methodologies, ensuring the successful integration of civil works within project timelines and budgets.
  • Underboring Expertise: Extensive experience in implementing underboring techniques for the installation of underground infrastructure, with a proven ability to overcome associated challenges and deliver optimal outcomes.
  • Tunneling Experience (Advantageous): Familiarity with tunneling methodologies and techniques, providing added insight into alternative construction approaches and potential efficiencies for project delivery.



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  • Award-winning contractor benefits package
  • Leading NSW Government supplier since 2004
  • Discounted training and certification
  • We can cover you for PI and PL insurance
  • The BEST Christmas in July party in Australia



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Dervla  Neary does  Public Sector Professional & Technical

Public Sector Professional & Technical

Dervla Neary

Public Sector – Professional & Technical

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