First listed on: 05 August 2022

Project Manager Civil Construction Engineer


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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Job Description

As Project Manager Civil Construction Engineer you will provide construction management for infrastructure projects incorporating civil engineering and urban design initiatives in drainage upgrades, road refurbishments, open space and urban design improvements.

You will manage a broad range of projects managed across the organisation using your experience in applying sound engineering principles, to civil and structural works as well as urban and landscape projects. You will also maximise project-delivery and minimise delays by arranging priorities to ensure all project activities are completed according to the works program. Using your solid understanding and experience with safe work practices you can effectively monitor contractors OHS performance on site to ensure public safety and staff safety.

You will also:

  • Carry out civil construction works supervision for Engineering projects
  • Assess the impact of works by utility authorities on infrastructure assets and consult with internal departments, service authorities and other stakeholders at various stages throughout the project
  • Procure contractors under council’s procurement policy and manage the contracts for the duration of the project.

This is a permanent full time position with an annual salary range of $88,661 - $96,020 per annum + 10.5% superannuation and a monthly day off arrangement. Flexible working hours and Hybrid work arrangement options are available upon discussion with the Team Leader and Coordinator. A part time option of 4 days per week would also be considered. When on-site enjoy a bright modern and sustainable office, a wellbeing program and iconic High Street and Glenferrie Road location where with cafes, fashion, beauty and health clubs are in abundance.

Desired Skills and Experience

To thrive in this role you will have:

  • An understanding of project management civil engineering principles and applying them in a dense urban environment 
  • An understanding of contract management and administration to negotiate outcomes on behalf of council
  • Analytic reporting skills as well as excellent written communication skills
  • Well-developed influencing, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • An ability to work productively as a member of a team and contribute to team goals
  • Well-developed knowledge of engineering assessment techniques of footpaths, roads and drains
  • Well-developed technical understanding of the method of calculating material quantities and preparing engineering estimates.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the application relevant engineering codes and standards and State legislation 
  • A bachelor of Civil Engineering and extensive practical experience in civil engineering construction. Professional Engineers Registration desirable.

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For enquiries relating to the role, please contact James Edmond Coordinator Engineering Projects 8290 3540

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

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To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at City of Stonnington, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

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