Project Manager

Updated: 23 days ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available for 3 years
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 8
Salary Range:
$98,466 - $109,009 pa
Reporting to:
Principal Project Manager
Property, Facilities and Development
The Project Manager is responsible for effectively and efficiently delivering renewal and enhancement projects within our university environment relating to the construction or alteration of buildings and infrastructure as part of the University’s Capital Infrastructure Plan.
Under broad direction, and reporting to the Principal Project Manager, Capital Development, the Project Manager is the primary contact for all elements of project delivery and will provide a transparent, responsive and consistent service to all stakeholders.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Project Manager is accountable for:

  • Managing projects from the planning phase through construction to completion and handover.
  • Ensuring the scope of works is well defined resulting in the production of sound and complete documentation.
  • Managing feasibility studies, initial sketches, cost estimates and specifications for projects.
  • Coordinating the calling and evaluation of tenders for all project work and participate in the selection of external consultants and contractors for project work.
  • Liaising with colleges, stakeholders, user groups, and departments of the University to ensure the integration and coordination of activities relating to building projects.
  • Managing external authorities, consultants, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers as required.
  • Identifying and liaising with Project Communications Officers to ensure projects are communicated appropriately.
  • Ensuring documentation for projects necessary for the Property, Facilities and Development asset and drawing database is maintained.
  • Ensuring projects are delivered within allocated time, budget and in accordance with University standards.
  • Providing accurate financial and project management reporting.
  • Preparing comprehensive handover documentation for maintenance to manage after defects liability period.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • A tertiary qualification in a related discipline with extensive experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Significant experience in project management of building and infrastructure related projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise workloads and deliver concurrent projects.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in establishing complex and innovative building and interior design standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement project monitoring systems for management and project reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver client side project management, including stakeholder management skills to establish and maintain stakeholder trust in a customer service focussed environment. 
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Conversant with relevant Statutory Standards, Building Code of Australia, WHS Act and Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

For application enquiries please contact: Mrs Ali Dwyer



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

25 May 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available for 3 years
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 8
Salary Range:
$98,466 - $109,009 pa
Reporting to:
Principal Project Manager
Property, Facilities and Development
The Project Manager is responsible for effectively and efficiently delivering renewal and enhancement projects within our university environment relating to the construction or alteration of buildings and infrastructure as part of the University’s Capital Infrastructure Plan.
Under broad direction, and reporting to the Principal Project Manager, Capital Development, the Project Manager is the primary contact for all elements of project delivery and will provide a transparent, responsive and consistent service to all stakeholders.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Project Manager is accountable for:

  • Managing projects from the planning phase through construction to completion and handover.
  • Ensuring the scope of works is well defined resulting in the production of sound and complete documentation.
  • Managing feasibility studies, initial sketches, cost estimates and specifications for projects.
  • Coordinating the calling and evaluation of tenders for all project work and participate in the selection of external consultants and contractors for project work.
  • Liaising with colleges, stakeholders, user groups, and departments of the University to ensure the integration and coordination of activities relating to building projects.
  • Managing external authorities, consultants, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers as required.
  • Identifying and liaising with Project Communications Officers to ensure projects are communicated appropriately.
  • Ensuring documentation for projects necessary for the Property, Facilities and Development asset and drawing database is maintained.
  • Ensuring projects are delivered within allocated time, budget and in accordance with University standards.
  • Providing accurate financial and project management reporting.
  • Preparing comprehensive handover documentation for maintenance to manage after defects liability period.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • A tertiary qualification in a related discipline with extensive experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Significant experience in project management of building and infrastructure related projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise workloads and deliver concurrent projects.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in establishing complex and innovative building and interior design standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement project monitoring systems for management and project reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver client side project management, including stakeholder management skills to establish and maintain stakeholder trust in a customer service focussed environment. 
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Conversant with relevant Statutory Standards, Building Code of Australia, WHS Act and Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).

For application enquiries please contact: Mrs Ali Dwyer



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

25 May 2021
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