Coordinator - Electrical Projects

$87,979 yearly
  • Newcastle City Council
  • 12 Stewart Avenue, Newcastle West NSW, Australia
  • Jan 07, 2021
Full time Engineering, Architecture, and Construction Other Trades and Services

Job Description

Job No: CN2405

Location: Newcastle

  • Are you a skilled Electrical professional with project management experience?
  • Permanent full-time role – 35 hours per week.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs on offer.
  • Flexible work arrangements available, including 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 seeking a skilled Electrical Projects Coordinator to join our Property & Facilities team, coordinating the efficient and timely delivery of maintenance and repair projects for electrical assets across the Newcastle LGA, while also pursuing initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of our infrastructure.

As the successful candidate you’ll have solid experience in electrical project management and collaborative work practices and will be responsible for ensuring a safe, efficient, professional and value for money electrical service, including the innovative design, delivery of construction, maintenance, repair, enhancement and preservation of the electrical/communication assets of Council to comply with regulatory safety standards.

Additionally, you’ll implement electrical and communication projects from inception through to completion, providing leadership, direction and control of both internal and external resources, ensuring that the electrical projects within the Building and Structures, Major Projects and Energy Management programs are completed on time, within budget and to agreed standards.

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.

The essentials you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Electrotechnology Discipline or qualified to be licensed as an electrician and have extensive experience in the electrical, or associated, industry.
  • Solid knowledge and experience in the design, documenting, estimating and implementation of electrical projects.
  • Solid experience in project management and collaborative work practices in a position accountable for timely and cost-effective delivery of outcomes.
  • Solid experience in programmed maintenance systems, and the maintenance and repair of a broad range of electrical and communication systems including out of hours response to incidences of vandalism and breakdown.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and prioritise tasks to meet agreed deadlines within a high workflow work environment.
  • Solid working knowledge of AS-3000 Wiring Rules, NSW Service and Installation Rules, Energy Authority Local Service Rules and the Australian Communications Authority Customer Service Installation Rules.
  • A high level of written and oral communication skills including the ability to conduct meetings. Also, high level of computer literacy in MS Office suite.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff, suppliers and customers, and to utilise influencing and negotiation skills to ensure the best possible outcome for Council.
  • Current Class C Manual Driver’s License and NSW WHS Construction Induction Card (White Card).

Other valuable skills you may have:

  • Well-developed analytical, research, workplace knowledge and problem-solving skills of this discipline, and demonstrate initiative in identifying and resolving work problems independently over a period of time.
  • Advanced skills in the use of computer applications relevant to project management activities (e.g. Microsoft Project, Excel).
  • Moderate Working knowledge of the procurement regulations of the Local Government Act.
  • Moderate knowledge and interest of leading-edge technology, energy management strategies, and the national and international energy and climate change industry.

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: Sunday, 24 January 2021.

Remuneration: $87,979.17 + 9.5% Superannuation per annum for a 35-hour week.

Contact: Paul Britton – Electrical Services Coordinator – 0408869281.

Job Closing Date

Jan 24, 2021