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Community & Stakeholder Engagement Manager | Monash Freeway Upgrade

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Melbourne
Communications / Community Relations
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CPB Contractors is the CIMIC Group's construction company and a leading international construction contractor, with operations across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Combining the expertise and track record formerly delivered by Leighton Contractors and Thiess, we deliver projects spanning all key sectors of the construction industry, including roads, rail, tunnelling, defence and building.

Our Mission is to generate sustainable returns for our shareholders by delivering projects for our clients, while providing safe, rewarding and fulfilling careers for our people.

We need people who are talented, motivated and disciplined, and who have a strong work ethic that drives them to succeed.

About the Project

The Monash Freeway is in Melbourne’s fast growing south east and outer south-east region and the $761M design and construct project will expand the Monash from eight to 10 lanes slashing nearly ten minutes off the morning peak hour commute and better connect the Monash to Eastlink.

Works include the addition of 36 kilometres of new lanes to the Monash Freeway, upgrading the Beaconsfield interchange with new freeway ramps, the extension and widening of O’Shea Road and the roll out of the Freeway Lane Management System to better manage traffic flows.

Construction is scheduled to start in early 2020 and be completed in 2022.

Your Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Community & Stakeholder Engagement Manager to manage and lead project communications, community relations and stakeholder relations.  Build and maintain relationships with key clients, and for designing and maintaining 'best practice' systems and processes in stakeholder and community engagement across the project.

As Community & Stakeholder Engagement Manager, you will be accountable for:

  • Managing and leading the Community Relations team through internal and external communications, engaging with the community and marketing activities
  • Assist in the development of projects Communication Plans in line with project corporate strategy and cultural objectives
  • Provide communication advice and support to project managers which contribute to effective engagement with customers and the community
  • Provide high quality, effective and timely management of engagement activities related to the projects development and construction program, including the preparation and delivery of effective community meetings and discussion with groups
  • Deliver a range of communication materials to meet the needs of each community and its stakeholders

Requirements for this role are:

  • Bachelor Degrees, Certificate or relevant experience in Public Relations, Journalism, Stakeholder Management or Marketing
  • Proven experience in communications & stakeholder management from a construction background preferably on major infrastructure projects
  • Experience in leading project or specialist function activities
  • Relevant experience gained within major organisations - relevant sector, government or consultancy
  • Ability to influence and education people about the important role of stakeholder and community engagement in construction


The Monash Freeway Upgrade is committed to maximising the potential of all our people.  This means having an inclusive culture that values and sustains diversity.  To achieve this, we are focused on:

  • Embedding flexible work practices
  • Providing development opportunities for our people
  • Leaders championing and supporting our people to succeed
  • Actively looking to attract and promote from within and putting support structures in place to help them succeed.

If you are interested in this role and meet the above requirements, please apply below.

We support diversity in the workplace. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with a multicultural background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: This role is being sourced through CPB Contractors directly and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies.

How to apply

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