Project Manager Civil

Full Time
Listed on 31 October 2022

Why Newcastle Airport

Want to transform our region? It starts with one.

Every individual makes a big difference at Newcastle Airport. Be part of a transformational business and an agile team working as one to connect the region to our nation and the world. Your ideas are heard, and every individual helps us live our purpose: to be the airport the region deserves. Through our authentic and collaborative culture, you’ll help drive domestic and international tourism, create jobs, connect family and friends and make our region even more successful and diverse.

At Newcastle Airport every person makes a big impact.

About us

As the second busiest airport in the state, Newcastle Airport is about to enter the most exciting period of its 70-year history as it grows further in size, aspiration, and influence.

There’s never been a better time to join one of the region’s most dynamic teams that is making a difference. Guided by its deeply held purpose of ‘being the airport the region deserves’, the organisation has emerged a stronger, bolder, and more ambitious business than before the global pandemic.

In the last year, the airport has secured $60 million in Federal funding for an upgraded international airfield and $55 million for terminal expansion, and it has connected to six new destinations, including Cairns and Adelaide, with key international hubs now in sight. It has expanded Astra Aerolab, its world-class and uplifting Defence and Aerospace precinct, brought forward major works on its 2036 Master Plan, and was named 2021 Major Airport of the Year.

About the role *** FIXED TERM 18 MONTHS ***

The role of the Civil Project Manager is to manage the design process of new and existing projects, ensuring that processes meet current legislation, standards and codes of practice while also maintaining alignment with project timeframes. The management of this process includes working with design consultants to ensure all products are delivered to meet Newcastle Airport’s standards of excellence.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to colleagues delivering CAPEX projects as required;
  • Provide Design Management services including consultant contract administration and delivery of assigned projects within the yearly CAPEX program;
  • Prepare relevant management plans and the development of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, resourcing, communications and risk approaches for assigned projects;
  • Manage the gate processes during the initiation and design stages (Phase 1 and 2);
  • Review and monitor overall design delivery performance against agreed objectives;
  • Prepare monthly project report inputs providing a status update of design progress;
  • Participate in monthly project control meetings;
  • Maintain corporate systems and processes with accurate up-to-date data regarding new and existing projects as required;
  • Ensure project documentation is filed appropriately in accordance with the NAPL document control system and project filing structures;
  • Collate background information and prepare briefing material, non-technical specifications, quotation requests, expressions of interest, requests for tender and contract documentation for pre-construction service providers, consultants, product & equipment suppliers and construction contractors;
  • Engage and manage pre-construction service providers, consultants, product & equipment suppliers and construction contractors including integrating design with existing assets and coordinating relevant consent authorities;
  • Review and monitor compliance of pre-construction service providers, consultants, product & equipment suppliers and construction contractors with WHSE, aviation safety and security requirements;
  • Evaluate information and escalate issues for review and resolution as required, including the preparation of any resulting recommendations;
  • Develop project specific staging plans and programs to minimise impacts to airport operation during project implementation and delivery phases, to maintain public safety and airport security;
  • Coordinate the RFI process and manage technical queries with consultants; providing timely feedback to the delivery team.

About You

You want to be a part of transforming our region, and you share our team’s passion to be the airport that the region deserves.

You are an experienced Project Manager with tertiary qualifications in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or Project Management, as well as Civil delivery experience. You have contract administration experience and understand risk allocation and workplace WHS management in accordance with current Work Health and Safety legislation.

You can demonstrate your client-side design management experience by producing design deliverables within agreed-upon timeframes and budgets. You are committed to stakeholder communication and to providing excellent service at all times.

You are a highly organised self-starter with the ability to multitask and excellent time management skills. Your verbal and written communication skills are polished and professional, and your attention to detail is your strength. You are an expert in Microsoft Office Suite, having worked with MS Project, Outlook, Excel, and Word.

You are confident, friendly and a strong team player who strives to contribute to a fast-paced environment that embraces constant change and innovation.

Our values: Trust | Engaged | Committed | Accountable | Results-driven

Our values aren’t just words on a page, they are a core part of our DNA. We live and breathe them every day, from making strategic decisions right through to the daily support that we provide to our passengers and visitors.

The benefits

Energetic and supportive culture: there’s always a buzz in our team, we’re agile and authentic and we walk the talk when it comes to our values. Our people are ego-free, collaborative, and dynamic.

Wellbeing matters: looking after you is key to our success. We prioritise work flexibility with hybrid working from home arrangements, flexible hours, extra personal/carer’s leave, wellbeing days, paid parental leave, and an annual picnic day. Join our corporate fitness program, access mental health and wellbeing initiatives program and enjoy opportunities to grow your career.

A powerhouse for the region: we are a transformational business growing fast with the development of our new international terminal, and our Astra Aerolab – an uplifting and world-class defence, and aerospace and innovation precinct that directly adjoins RAAF Base Williamtown.

More than profit: your hard work directly benefits your local community and connects our region to the world. You will make a significant impact on the success of the Hunter, driving tourism and diversity, to help us be the airport the region deserves.

Serious about sustainability: we’re committed to enriching the future of our people, our place and our planet. We’re investing over $2 million in sustainable practices, with ambitious goals of carbon neutrality, a five Green star rating for new buildings, and solar energy systems, to become an industry leader in environmental social governance.

Want to know more?

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Katy Van Maastricht – for a confidential discussion.

Alternatively, click “Apply” to submit your cover letter and resumé.

Closing Date: Monday 7 November 2022.

To be considered for this position, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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