Executive Group Manager (Project Director), Canberra Theatre Project

$286,648 - $298,006 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 07 Apr, 2021
Full time Executive and Management Strategy and Planning

Job Description

Closes: 21 April 2021
Classification: Executive Level 2.2
Position No: E1126
Directorate: Major Projects Canberra
Advertised (Gazettal date): 07 April 2021
Contact Officer: Duncan Edghill on duncan.edghill@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 3842

Details: Major Projects Canberra was established on 1 July 2019 to lead the procurement and delivery of the ACT Government’s infrastructure program. It’s vision is to deliver the infrastructure for our community which helps make Canberra one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The role of Project Director Canberra Theatre Project is a key position within Major Projects Canberra. It involves overseeing the development of the business case for the project and is responsible for overseeing the planning, procurement and delivery of the Project.

The Project Director will be accountable for design, commercial, quality, time and budget outcomes as well as for the extensive community and governmental consultation and communications that a project of this type will demand.

Reporting to the Chief Projects Officer, the Project Director will directly manage a project team (staff and contractors) which may grow in time as the project moves through its various milestones.

The Project Director, Canberra Theatre Project is responsible for providing high quality leadership and strategic planning for the delivery of this large capital works project including:

  • Overseeing, participating and inputting into the business case development process;
  • Overseeing procurement processes in accordance with ACT Government procurement guidelines, processes and procedures;
  • Significant stakeholder engagement and relationship management activities;
  • Ensuring that Project Team members are fully informed and engaged as part of a collaborative one-team approach and work collaboratively to achieve project objectives and vision;
  • Overseeing contract management arrangements ensuring projects are delivered within allocated timeframes; and
  • Negotiating outcomes to contractual issues and disputes and, when required, represent the Territory in dispute negotiations which have considerable budgetary impact.

The duties of the Project Director may include:

  • Overall responsibility for the planning, design development, procurement and delivery of the Canberra Theatre project and any associated development activities;
  • Establish and implement a Project Management Plan for each stage of the project and manage the project within budget;
  • Establish and implement an appropriate safety culture across all aspects of the project delivery;
  • Provide leadership, direction and mentoring to the Canberra Theatre project team;
  • Liaising with senior stakeholders including other ACT Government and relevant Commonwealth departments, planning authorities and community and business groups;
  • Ensure robust risk management processes and strategies are in place to deal with contractual/commercial risks as soon as they are identified;
  • Communicate project scope, deliverables, progress and aspirations to a variety of audiences;
  • Develop and present appropriate reports to Senior Executives, Project Board and ACT Government Ministers;
  • Develop robust and flexible governance processes and project management methodologies to ensure ACT Government and other legislative requirements are adhered to, including Work Health and Safety;
  • Operate with sensitivity and compliance to the Territory’s principle’s and ethical standards, with special regard to probity, transparency and honesty;
  • Support the Chief Projects Officer in organisational structuring and resourcing;
  • Uphold the integrity of the project in familiarisation with the RED framework and relevant internal policies of the Territory; and
  • Other activities as required.

Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $286,648 to $298,006 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $227,160.

Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance based contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that details of long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.


Job Closing Date

21 Apr, 2021