Project Officer

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 841914 
About us 

Properties, Facilities & Development (PF&D) plays an important role in ensuring Curtin’s physical presence supports the University’s vision to be a recognised global leader in research, education and engagement. The department is responsible for the planning, delivery, maintenance and operation of great places where people come first. 

Within the Properties, Facilities & Development department the Capital Projects team is responsible for the delivery of all capital works projects including; major and minor building and infrastructure works. 

Your new role

The Project Officer coordinates the development and implementation of an assigned small scale or sub project/s or provides high level support for large scale or complex projects, under the guidance of the Project Lead.
The position supports the Manager, Interiors & Minor Projects to ensure minor works projects and trades requests are on track and delivered in a timely and efficient manner.

The successful incumbent will have excellent use of initiative, have the self-motivation to work autonomously accompanied with outstanding interpersonal skills. This role is broad ranging within its scope and requires an efficient individual with excellent time management skills who enjoys working in a team environment.
You will bring to the role 

  • Manage and facilitate project communications and liaise with relevant stakeholders to coordinate their input to the project.
  • Assist with the development of relevant business case and project initiation documentation (PID) as required, including timelines, implementation and evaluation methods and communication strategies.
  • Coordinate the implementation of project plans and initiatives.
  • Track activities against project schedules, providing regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Provide executive support to project committees, working parties and stakeholder meetings.
  • Act as the first point of contact for general minor works and trades enquiries and requests and provide technical evaluation and coordinate the projects as necessary.
  • Administer and approve progress claims and other payments within delegated authority and monitor client satisfaction.
  • Liaise and engage relevant external contractors required for requested minor works.
  • Identify impacts and risks associated with the project and report on these.
  • Undertake project research tasks and compile and analyse data.
  • Draft project documentation and prepare project reports.
Why choose Curtin? 
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities 
  • State of the art offices and agile working. 
  • Vibrant campus with an array of food trucks, coffee shops and restaurants 
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions. 
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives. 
  • A vibrant campus with gym, child care, wellness programs, medical and counselling services. 
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) 

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit 

We are looking for someone with

  • Completion of a relevant degree with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated organisational/project management skills with the ability to coordinate and implement project activities.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of people and with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated effective written communication skills with the ability to construct clear and concise 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, supporting others, accepting direction, and working to group goals.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume to include sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. 

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Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin 

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.
We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes. 

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia). 
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan. 
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020). 
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019). 
Applications close: 9pm Friday 28th January 2022 

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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.

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