Project Manager – Metro Sydney


Strathfield Council (Council) is a medium sized Council located in Sydney’s Inner West. The area of the Council comprises approximately 14 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 46,000 residents, which is growing at 2.5-3% annually. Based on NSW Government projections, the population will increase to over 80,000 by 2036.

They have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager to join the team on a full-time, permanent basis.

  • Division: Engineering and Operations
  • Team: Capital Works
  • Employment Type:  Permanent, full-time
  • Employment Arrangement: 35 hours per week with access to Council’s flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Range: $113,447.79 – $124,702.69 p.a depending on qualifications and experience plus 11% Superannuation
  • Benefits:  option of a leaseback or a vehicle allowance of $8580 per annum

About the Opportunity

The purpose of this role is to deliver high quality capital works projects by ensuring the coordination of the day-to-day aspects of allocated projects, monitoring progress and liaising with a multi-disciplinary team involved in a wide range of project tasks. This position is responsible for providing support to the Manager, Capital Works in delivering council-wide projects. To achieve this, this position will:

  • Project manage and supervise nominated infrastructure including but not limited to roads, footpaths, car parks, traffic management devices, laneways, urban streetscape, parks, soil remediation, hazardous materials and other capital improvement projects as necessary to ensure the projects are properly scoped, planned and delivered;
  • Collaborate and communicate with delegated representatives from each of Council departments and external stakeholders in planning, design, contracts and construction stages of the projects;
  • This position may be required to manage Principal Consultants, Principal Contractors, individual consultants, and / or individual contractors;
  • Ensure WHS obligations are implemented in relation to self, council employees and contractors in the implementation of projects;
  • Undertake full scope of tasks associated with contract works, including budget monitoring, supervision and administration duties;
  • Monitor project program, scope, costs and maintain a sound financial position for each project and report regularly on expenditure, program, scope and progress
  • Monitor, report and maintain records on works progress, relevant quantities and contract variations;
  • Provide input into the development of project management guidelines, standards and associated documentation;
  • Liaise with, establish and maintain sound working relationships with other teams in the organisation and external project clients and stakeholders;
  • Provide assistance to prepare reports and other correspondence in relation to the matters covered on capital works activities;
  • Undertake technical investigations and reports when necessary;
  • Undertake such duties as directed by the Manager, Capital Works as appropriate to the position and provide sound and timely advice on matters pertaining to the department.

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in project management and/ or relevant degree
  • Demonstrated, successful experience in the project management and delivery of capital works infrastructure improvement projects;
  • High-level engagement skills in communicating with all relevant external and internal stakeholders
  • Skills in managing time, setting priorities, planning, and organising own work in relation to the supervision of construction works to achieve objectives efficiently;
  • An understanding of Australian standards, codes of practices and relevant legislation;
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write reports and prepare external correspondence as necessary.
  • Physical ability to enable mobility around construction sites.
  • Knowledge of best practice contracting and tendering practices.
  • Demonstrated, successful experience in the application of contracts and in the supervision of contracts including contract documentation and preparation, payment, approvals, financial management and performance monitoring.
  • Ability to manage, supervise and provide clear direction and instruction to consultants and contractors.
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of software and other specialised computer software and applications including Microsoft Project or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with public and services authorities.
  • Sound leadership and motivational skills.
  • Local government experience in NSW (desirable)

Position Description: To review this position description for this role, please click here.

Staff Benefits: To view the benefits available to staff, please click here.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Ray Saleam on 02 9748 9999.


To Apply: Applicants can apply through the online application process here

Applications Close at 10pm, Sunday 15 October 2023

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Cindy Tran
Cindy Tran
0406 849 717

Your gender, gods, sex life, skin colour, or big-shot uncle don’t make a difference here. If you’re smart and good at what you do, then come as you are.

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