senior project manager - local government in Perth

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job details

perth, western australia
job category
Construction, Trades & Mining
job type
AU$ 100,000 - AU$ 110,000 per year
reference number
jon krawec, randstad
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job description


JOB TITLE: Senior Project Manager


DURATION: 24 month contract

REMUNERATION: Circa $100k - $110k + super


The City is a leader in delivering core local government services and is proud of its rich history. The City is a
productive and highly valued organisation that is keen to meet the challenges of increased urbanisation
while balancing the needs of businesses and residents. Working closely with key industry sectors, academic
institutions and creative arts sectors, the City ensures it is mindful of the diverse needs of each group. The
City partners closely with State Government on key issues such as transportation and other infrastructure
needs and ensures the emerging priorities of the City are communicated and recognised.


  • Managing Building and Civil Infrastructure projects across disciplines within the City from initial design to construction phase to close-out
  • Developing project brief’s including scope, budgets and programs and liaising with other departments
  • Establishing and coordinating project teams and required work to ensure that projects are running to budget and on time
  • Reporting on the progress of projects
  • Administering the role of Superintendent during the project construction stage
  • Effective negotiation skills to achieve resolution of inter-departmental requirements
  • Developing positive working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders including contractors and Government agencies
  • Liaising with the Directorate Business Finance Officer to prepare and maintain project budgets, programs and reporting
  • Proven skills in the management of construction contracts, to ensure effective contractual risk management



  • Extensive Project management experience in civil/infrastructure/building projects, relevant to municipal engineering and/or urban enhancement projects
  • Tertiary qualification/Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline in Construction
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standards Australia, codes of practices and statutory requirements related to City infrastructure projects
  • High level negotiation, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including extensive use in Microsoft Office Suite and MS Project
  • Considerable experience with budget and schedule control relating to construction and maintenance projects
  • Proven practical experience in risk management on municipal and civil engineering projects
  • High level of analytical skills including identification of problems, assessment of alternative solutions and development of recommendations.
  • Resilient and active approach to problem solving whether technical, systemic or interpersonal


  • Local Government experience
  • Postgraduate qualification in Project Management


  1. If you meet minimum requirements, please apply via the APPLY button below. All applications are kept strictly confidential
  2. Suitable applicants will be contacted by phone to discuss the role and determine suitability
  3. Successful applicants will commence our registration process which may include; face to face interview, reference checking, OH&S/physical assessment, D&A screen (when applicable), etc.
  4. Once registration is complete, we will finalise your application with our client and, if successful, arrange mobilisation to site


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Project Management


Bachelor's degree
Post graduate qualification in project management