Project Manager - Civil Roads (Capital Works)

Project Manager – (Roads,Streets&Cycleways – Capital Works).
An exciting job exists for an experienced Project Manager with a background in Roads,Streets,Pathways & Cycleways in the Sydney CBD Area.

Initial 12 Month contract - high potential to be extended. 
About the Client:

We employ around 1,900 people across a diverse range of areas and occupations:
Frontline services including customer service, libraries, childcare, community centres and rangers.
Operations including parks, trees and aquatic centres, security and emergency management, city infrastructure and traffic operations, cleansing and waste management, and venue management.
Events including major cultural and community events, late night economy and safe city.
Projects and property including design, streetscapes and portfolio management.
Planning and development including health and building, planning assessments, access and transport.
Corporate services including legal, governance, finance, strategy, marketing, community consultation and workforce and information services.
Is the oldest, and the oldest-surviving, local government authority in New South Wales, and the second-oldest in Australia.


In your role as a Project Manager – Capital Works, your key responsibilities will include:
Manage the day to day project delivery to meet time, cost, quality, safety and environmental expectations.
Collaborate with project team and stakeholders using effective interpersonal and communication skills;
Practice the Clients project management disciplines and processes including utilising the Capital Projects Knowledge Base, governance, procurement, record keeping and probity procedures.
Promote a culture where Work Health and Safety responsibilities receive the upmost importance and comply with all relevant acts and regulations.
Undertake other tasks as required by the Position Supervisor or Director.
The position will be required to manage capital works projects that may be minor or complex in nature or support larger capital works and/or property projects. Depending on the size and complexity of projects allocated the position may have multiple projects to manage concurrently.
The position will work across all project phases including initiation, design, documentation, tender and procurement, construction commissioning and finalization.
Manager the day to day implementation of multiple and complex capital works projects including:
The assessment of risks and support in the preparation of mitigation plans
The preparation of Project Plans
The preparation of tender documentation
The administering of contracts, including evaluation of progress claims, variation claims, extension of time claims, and performance monitoring;
The investigation of compliance conditions with all relevant authorities to avoid any delays to projects;
Inspect works in the field to ensure that the desired intentions and quality are being achieved.
Liaise with the consultants and contractors
Prepare and issue timely documentation to enable proactive project reviews, including preparation of regular cost reports, project status updates, construction photographs and compliance reporting;
Apply and uphold to a high level the project management and governance process;
Positively contribute to a collaborative work environment offering ideas to continuously improve.
Deliver a high standard of customer service through consultation and sharing of information with all levels of staff across all divisions of Council.


Liaise within the Division and with other City’s Divisions to ensure that projects comply with the City’s policies and practices regarding design, sustainability, heritage, accessibility, detail and materials and maintenance;
Consult with internal and external Authorities to ensure that projects comply with statutory requirements, have the necessary approvals and conform to required standards and policies;
Assist in community, stakeholder and Authority liaison to ensure projects are appropriately communicated and external views and issues are addressed.


Commit to and operate in accordance with the City’s operational systems, including project management, document management systems and procedures, and contribute to the ongoing evolution and improvement of the City’s systems and processes.


Ensure compliance with legislative and City’s policy requirements and standards including Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Health and Safety.
Comply with and keep abreast of any relevant legislation applicable to the performance of the duties of this position
Work Health & Safety Responsibilities:
Workers have an active role to play in the Safety Management System (SMS). Workers have the following responsibility, authority and accountability:
Working safely so as not to put yourself or others at risk;
Stopping work in circumstances that are deemed an immediate risk to health and safety until a satisfactory solution is agreed/implemented;
Cooperating and complying with safe work method statements, policies and procedures and participating in their development;
Reporting all accident, incidents and hazards to your supervisor immediately and participating in accident/incident investigation and risk management activities;
Attending WHS training;
Qualifications and Experience Required:


Tertiary qualifications in either Civil Engineering or Project Management or other related discipline.
Extensive knowledge of civil construction industry principles and practices
Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
Substantial experience in successfully managing contracts and contractors
Highly developed oral and written communication skills to enable effective communication with a wide variety of people from all levels and background including staff, contractors and the public.
Well-developed negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills
Knowledge of best practice contracting and tendering practices


  • Experience and understanding of Local Government environment and processes.
  • Project Management Certification from an accredited Professional Institute
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Sydney (Sydney)
Alexander Dunbar