Senior Project Manager - Major Projects Canberra

$132,911 - $151,004 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 12 Jul, 2021
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Executive and Management

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 28 July 2021
Classification: Infrastructure Officer 4
Salary: $132,911 - $151,004 plus superannuation
Position No: 29485
Directorate: Major Projects Canberra
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 July 2021
Contact Officer: Kelly Young on or (02) 6205 2074

Details: Do you like a challenge and want to be a key part of a high performing team who work to support a safe and vibrant city? Then this opportunity is for you!

The infrastructure branches of Social, Commercial and Civil provide advice to Directorates, Agencies, Territory Entities and Treasury in relation to the planning and business case approval process for the majority of the capital works program, and deliver the design, construction and post completion phases of the capital works projects. This includes buildings such as education facilities, emergency services facilities and justice facilities; health infrastructure projects; capital upgrades of ACT Government building assets; landscaping projects; and civil works such as roads, stormwater, street-lighting; transport and works associated with land release.

The three branches manage approximately $600 million of capital works each year. The Commercial Infrastructure Branch delivers capital works and infrastructure projects across the ACT Government portfolios, undertaking tendering, risk management, contract management and project management activities. Their remit includes education facilities, municipal buildings, cultural facilities, arts, public parks and sporting venues.

The Commercial Infrastructure branch also develops and implements innovative procurement and construction techniques for new approaches to project delivery. Under limited direction and in line with corporate objectives, you will apply high order infrastructure project management and procurement skills to the delivery of a broad range of design and construction projects for the ACT Government. This position reports to an Infrastructure Project Director in IDP and may lead a small team of people.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply. As part of the ACTPS Engineering Workforce Plan, women are also encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • hold a relevant professional qualification in Engineering, Architecture or Project Management or accreditation with a professional body recognised within Australia; or
  • hold a relevant building degree; or
  • have significant building or Infrastructure knowledge and/or project management experience.
  • Trade certification with significant building and infrastructure and/or project management experience.
  • Experience in the delivery of education facilities.


Note: This is a temporary position available up to four years with possibility of permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: If the above role sounds like you and you want to be part of a dynamic and dedicated team please submit no more than two pages addressing your suitability against the Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge as well as Behavioural capabilities, a current curriculum vitae, contact details of two referees and copies of relevant degree and qualifications.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

28 Jul, 2021