Project Coordinator (Hazardous Materials)

Updated: 30 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1213578
About the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Curtin’s Faculty of Science and Engineering has five schools that deliver a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher degree by research (HDR) courses. The five Schools are the School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, and the WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering.

The Faculty’s academic and professional staff support learning of more than 6,500 students annually across almost all of Curtin’s campuses, including Perth, Kalgoorlie, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius, as well as the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). The Faculty has a thriving research culture and hosts a number of University Research Centres and Institutes, including the Centre for Crop Disease and Management, the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, and the recently launched ARC Training Centre for Healing Country. 

Your new role The Project Coordinator will lead a critical health and safety project aimed at enhancing processes for purchasing and managing hazardous materials across the Faculty of Science and Engineering. This role will be responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of the project under the guidance of the Project Lead.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement improved processes for purchasing and managing hazardous materials within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
  • Conduct a comprehensive audit of all hazardous equipment requiring registration, including laser equipment and any other equipment where radiation registration is necessary.
  • Ensure the project is effectively initiated, and quality control, scope, and schedules are monitored and adhered to.
  • Maintain a clear focus on ensuring compliance with Curtin policies and procedures relevant to hazardous materials.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, subject matter experts, and project teams to gather requirements, identify risks, and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Prepare and present project reports, updates, and documentation to relevant stakeholders.
  • Manage project resources, budgets, and timelines effectively.
  • Identify and address potential issues or risks that may impact project success.

By taking on this role, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the university's health and safety practices while developing valuable skills and gaining experience that can propel your career forward.

As this is a fixed-term contract, you will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.
Why Choose Curtin?

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket. We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, and personal development opportunities.


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Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and separate document directly addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

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Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to coordinate and implement project plans to achieve desired outcomes within resourcing constraints.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to consult and liaise effectively with a diverse range of people and with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated high level written communication skills with the ability to construct clear and concise project reports.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple and often competing tasks with attention to accuracy and detail within deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work well in a team, including respecting difference, leading, and supporting others, accepting direction, and working to group goals.
  • Demonstrated effective decision making and problem-solving skills.

  • Applications close: 19th June 2024 1:00pm AWST

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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