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Project Manager - NSW

  • Job no. 493469
  • Symal Infrastructure
  • Full time
  • Engineering
  • NSW

Symal Infrastructure:

Symal Infrastructure (formerly Civilex) is the Symal Group’s infrastructure division. As a self-performing contractor, our reputation for delivering quality infrastructure outcomes, across diverse sectors, lays the foundation for success.

We're looking for a highly skilled Project Manager to manage, lead and deliver a diverse range of projects.

Position objective

The objective of a Project Manager is to manage and coordinate projects and engineering teams efficiently, safely, and profitably.

Responsibilities of the role include:

Program management: manage the program of all projects under your supervision, inclusive of the planning to deliver and resource the project, as well as the management of the contractual program.

  • Ensure all claimable extension of time are identified and administered as per the contract
  • Set clear target program objectives for the project team (Foreman, Project Engineer, and Site Engineer) and monitored against performance
  • Ensure systems are established to monitor critical program activities ie. productivity tracking
  • Ensure the procurement program is established and maintained so that no procurement items cause delay in the program
  • Ensure programs are set out in Microsoft Project to the Symal Infrastructure standard
  • Submit notices in accordance with the contract and on standardised Symal Infrastructure letterhead
  • Manage subcontractor programming and delivery

Commercial: Maximise profitability of projects and ensure projects are delivered in accordance with the contract requirements.

  • Ensure all procurement is delivered in accordance with the Symal Infrastructure procurement procedure
  • Ensure commercial risks and opportunities are identified and managed
  • Ensure variations are maximised
  • Administer the project in accordance with the contract with all notices / claims submitted in appropriate timeframes and to the Symal Infrastructure standard
  • Ensure no works are completed on unsecured revenue
  • Ensure key productivity driven tasks are identified / monitored and tracked to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Complete detailed cost to complete in Expert Estimation each month
  • Present end of month project reports to the Symal Infrastructure standard including contract valuation and cash flows in line with the monthly calendar

Client relationship: Build strong client relationships that position Symal Infrastructure for repeat work

  • Establish client drivers and put processes in place as to how we are going to meet these expectations
  • Ensure the Project Manager is the first point of contact for any issues or disputes regarding your projects
  • Ensure the Client’s expectations are met in regard to the level of supervision and management required for the project
  • Meet the Client’s expectations regarding their systems, processes, and reporting
  • Work with clients to maintain industrial relation requirements of the project
  • Ensure all client notices are verbally communicated before submission
  • Attend all site meetings, and ensure you are in attendance when critical activities are occurring
  • Undertake stakeholder engagement with external stakeholders as required
  • Manage industrial relations on the project.

OHS&E: Manage site safety and environmental compliance on the project.

  • Deliver projects safely in accordance with the Client’s systems and the Symal Infrastructure safety program
  • Demonstrate leadership in safety by being actively involved in:
  • Toolboxes and prestart
  • Safe work method statement development
  • Managing high risk works
  • Conducting safety audits onsite at least monthly
  • Conducting safety walks at least weekly
  • Identify high risk activities and work with OH&S Managers to develop detailed work method statements to control the risk in line with the Symal Infrastructure safety program
  • Meet all reporting requirements regarding the incident management plan
  • Meet all internal and external safety reporting requirements

Quality: Overall management of quality assurance across the project to ensure a high-quality project is delivered with minimal reworks

  • Ensure work method statements are written and followed to control all high risk items
  • Ensure all non-conformance reports are captured including re-work costs and systems are put in place to prevent reoccurrence
  • Ensure the inspection and test plan process is carried out on all projects
  • Ensure all non-conformance reports are tracked.

Management and leadership: It is a key requirement of a Project Manager to develop the Symal Infrastructure project team around them and hold them accountable to meet their responsibilities

  • Manage and train Site Engineers, Project Engineers, and Senior Project Engineers in all their responsibilities as per their position descriptions
  • Lead all Site Engineer, Project Engineer and Senior Project Engineer performance reviews under your management
  • Give guidance to all project staff including site staff
  • Ensure the Symal Infrastructure process is standardised across your projects
  • Follow up and ensure all training and development agreed in performance reviews is undertaken
  • Set clear roles and responsibilities for your project teams outlining not just the deliverables, but timeframes and the method in which you want tasks delivered
  • In conjunction with senior management, undertake performance management process with engineering staff when required
  • Undertake approved external development at least on an annual basis.

To be successful in this role, you must have;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • A proven track record in delivering projects and leading teams with a successful outcome regarding the above KRAs
  • Approximately eight years relevant construction experience
  • Experience in delivering relevant projects greater than $10 million
  • Ability to train. mentor and develop, site engineers, project engineers and senior project engineer. 
  • Have a sound understanding of relevant legislation including EBA’s and Awards
  • Have a sound understanding of typical forms of contract used in construction including but not limited to AS2124, AS4000, PC 1-1998, and VicRoads standard form of contract
  • Have a sound understanding of typical construction specifications used in the NSW construction industry
  • Knowledge of Expert Estimation preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of Jobpac preferred but not essential
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills

If you can demonstrate your ability to undertake the above responsibilities we want to hear from you!

Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.


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