Roper Gulf Regional Council

Project Manager

Job No: 93253
Location: Katherine, NT

  • Bring your project management experience to this pivotal role
  • Join a growing Local Government organisation in the beautiful surrounds of Katherine
  • Attractive remuneration circa $90,503 - $99,899, plus a range of further benefits including 6 weeks annual leave

About the Organisation

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) provides a range of services over an area that spans 185,000 sq km (80% the size of Victoria) that covers the region east and southeast of Katherine, Northern Territory. The total estimated resident population of the region is 6,919.

The Council’s mission statement is: “Working as one towards a better future through effective use of all resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to Council’s service delivery and its partnerships with the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders.

The overall vision of Roper Gulf Regional Council is to be a sustainable, viable and vibrant leader in improving the quality of family and community life in the Northern Territory. 

About the Opportunity

Roper Gulf Regional Council has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Project Manager to join their Corporate office, based in Katherine, NT.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Governance, your primary role will be to plan, execute and finalise projects in accordance with Council's objectives. This will include acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of internal project teams and external contractors, formulating tender and quotation requests, project design, awarding of contracts, works monitoring and sign-off on completed works. In addition, you will define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout the project.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that Council's projects are successfully completed within budget, on time and in accordance with contractual obligations;
  • Developing and implementing project and contract delivery strategies and project specific plans;
  • Managing the design and project management teams;
  • Developing tender and quotation requisition documentation and contract acceptance; and
  • Ensuring that Council gain full value for money from all consultants and contractors (internal and external) engaged in relation to infrastructure projects.

Candidates with tertiary qualifications in a building-related trade, Project Management, Engineering or Business Management, coupled with experience in the management of budgets and contractors, will be best suited to this role. You will be highly organised with strong time management skills, ensuring you’re able to effectively manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines.

Your high level communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, along with the ability to communicate courteously with the public, will be pivotal to your success. As will your ability to interpret legislation, standards and policies to ensure that work is performed according to directives issued by clients and in accordance with any legislative requirements.

Experience in the use of AUTOCAD or similar computer-based drafting software packages (or the ability to quickly learn) will be essential.

Please Note: A current 'C' class manual driver's licence is essential to be considered for this position. Some out of hours work, including occasional travel to remote communities requiring overnight stays, may also be required.

About the Benefits

This role provides the opportunity to establish your project management career with a young Local Government, working in one of the most spectacular and iconic environments in Australia. If you’re looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, this is the job for you!

Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $90,503 - $99,899 plus super, commensurate with experience.

You'll also be equipped with 'tools of the trade' to help you manage your role, which includes a phone, iPad and laptop to fulfil your work requirements. In addition to this, a vehicle allowance will be provided. You’ll enjoy flexible working conditions, opportunities for personal development and 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading, ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this corner of the NT.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location - Apply Now!

Applications will close at midnight AEST, on Sunday 22nd October, 2017.

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must obtain the following:

  • Undertake a new criminal history check at commencement of employment with RGRC;
  • At commencement of employment hold a current Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) or provide an application receipt for an exemption to be approved by SAFE NT prior to commencing; and
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

To be considered, you must respond to the questions and selection criteria as outlined below.

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