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Project Manager - Dams

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Hobart
Project Management, Supervisory / Management
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Tasmania Standard Time

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.

What can our construction projects build for you?

The Project:

The purpose of the TasWater Capital Delivery Office (CDO) is to build the capability and capacity of TasWater to fulfil its customer promises for improved service levels by efficiently and effectively delivering an accelerated capital program of works. 
The TasWater CDO will deliver:

  • Opportunities for people to grow and develop
  • Economic benefits and growth opportunities for local industry
  • Improved safety outcomes
  • Capacity and capability to transition the program back to TasWater post-TasWater CDO
  • The necessary framework for emergent projects

Your Opportunity:

The TasWater CDO has an opportunity for a Project Manager which will be responsible for planning, executing and finalising project(s) for delivery to our client, TasWater.  A key responsibility is in managing project teams to accurately and timely deliver projects according to schedule, budget and scope.  The role will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

This position has a focus on acquiring resources and coordinating efforts of team members, ensuring that customer, community and stakeholder needs are delivered in a safe, timely and efficient manner whilst ensuring a safe and effective operation of the project through sound communication, promotion of Safety and Quality Assurance, technical assistance and sound business practices such as commercial, compliance, procurement, human resources and financials.

The Project Manager will develop and maintain professional relationships with all Key Stakeholders within the Alliance, partner organisations and external providers.  The role may require travel and work at locations outside their base.


The Project Manager will be accountable for:

  • Driving and maintaining a Zero Harm culture and living and breathing the safety initiatives for all team members and contractor
  • Developing full-scale project plans and associated communications documents
  • Proactively manage and oversee day-to-day operations during the project lifecycle, coordinating performance via Project Supervisors as necessary, to keep on top of all issues, progress, budget cost controls including variations and production controls ensuring that the project is undertaken in line with project financial targets
  • Proactively manage the full “pre-start” project setup process, ensuring the initial ramping up phase of all projects runs to schedule and avoids unnecessary delays during project delivery.
  • Prepare and deliver accurate progress reports on a regular basis with line manager on all relevant project progress or issues.
  • Act as main intermediary/liaison with TasWater during project
  • Manage scope changes.

Our minimum requirements for this role is:

  • Appropriate technical background with experience in multi-discipline complex infrastructure projects including  engineering design, build & commission operating environment with scope > $10 Million
  • Minimum 5-7 years Project Management (or similar senior level) experience, preferably within Water
  • Formal project management accreditation equivalent to Australian Institute Project Management (AIPM), PMBOK, Diploma, PMP or equivalent
  • Experience on dam projects are highly regarded
  • Experience in estimation costing for projects and working to a budget
  • A high level of business and commercial acumen backed by a sound ability to create, read and interpret budgets, financial statements and analyse variance reports
  • Excellent relationship building, problem solving, negotiation and leadership skills.


How to apply

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