With the continuous growth of NSW local councils and the number of infrastructure projects happening, contract positions within the Public Sector are becoming more and more appealing.
In the new financial year we’ve seen an increase in demand for contract staff, due to new council budgets and covering for staff taking periods of leave. Council restructuring and staff movements are also affecting talent flows.
Some great opportunities are available with the new Western Sydney airport being announced and developments happening across a range of Councils in NSW, with no signs of slowing down.
With advertising currently at an all-time low, it is crucial to have a network and have relationships with candidates who specialise in the civil space. Clients are always open to candidates with relevant skills and experience and contracts is an ideal opportunity to explore all options.
Skills in demand
Due to all the projects happening within infrastructure all candidates with design and development experience in the civil space are in demand.
Experience within road and drainage design or experience across floodplain and stormwater in civil engineering. Software currently advantageous would be 12D, Civil 3D and AutoCad.
The public sector are always open to people with the relevant experience and skill set but having local or state government experience in similar roles is highly advantageous at this time. Also networking and understanding the different stages of projects will allow you to identify the best candidates available for the appropriate stages.
Personally, I believe contracting is a great opportunity to be involved in some exciting projects happening across the Public Sector in NSW.
Contracting gives you the opportunity to be involved in the appropriate stages of projects which will allow you to display your skills and experience and open the door for developing your career in the industry. The network you will gain from such projects will also benefit your career and present new opportunities.
Networking, whether you're in the market for a new career or not, with clients across these scopes of work has never been more important to understand projects and the different stages of delivery for each project.
More about Paul:
Paul recruits the following roles...
Business support, Policy, Procurement, Human resources, Change Management, Project management, Business and Change Analysts and Finance.
Outside of work Paul enjoys keeping active and enjoy catching up on all sports, especially football.
L: Paul Cullen
M: 0403 242 600
About the role: The primary purpose of the Project Manager - Tree Planting is to improve the quantity and quality of the City’s urban forest and to maximise the benefits they provide the community. The Project Manager is responsible for the coordination of the City’s street and park tree planting program, ensuring effective work systems and procedures that delivers high quality public trees. The position also assists to manage tree contracts and operations, stakeholder consultation, and overall project management to achieve strategic objectives, governance requirements, customer expectations and industry best practice approaches. Key Responsibilities: Provide expert technical advice in relation to tree planting projects, young tree management and broader urban forestry principles to City staff, internal and external stakeholders and community to ensure the best tree management outcomes are achieved. Develop, oversee and manage the planting program using best practice contract and asset management principles. Ensure the program is delivered within the constraints of adopted time frames and budgets. Ensure service provider compliance with specifications through appropriate controls and effective performance management and ensure outcomes are monitored and measured. Contribute to planning, implementation, and delivery of the tree management and urban forest program of the City’s strategies, policies and plans to ensure new tree assets are well planted, maintained, and managed to maximise the benefits that canopy cover provides to the community, and meeting performance targets and standards. Develop technical investigations, procedures and other service delivery arrangements for young tree assets and operations. Ensure quality service delivery and value for money. Deliver a high standard of customer service through establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships, provision of advice, consultation with and sharing of information with internal and external stakeholders. Key Skills: Tertiary qualifications or currently studying for an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF Level 5) Diploma in Arboriculture, or equivalent demonstrated industry experience with a minimum AQF Level 4 horticultural or landscape design qualification. Demonstrated comprehensive understanding and experience in tree supply, young tree health and establishment assessment, planting operations, conflicts with infrastructure, and operational WHS requirements. Demonstrated experience and/or comprehensive understanding in developing, implementing and monitoring tree planting programs and contracts that respond to customer expectations, provide value for money and achieve corporate objectives. If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on 0403 242 600
About the role: Our local government client is looking to add to the team a Project Manager with a background and experience in the design and construction of mechanical, lifts, electrical, fire and hydraulic services works. The Project Manager whilst experienced in construction services must be capable of project managing the whole project which could also include building, engineering, and landscape components. The Project Manager will be required to provide advice and support to other Project Managers which have services components. Key Responsibilities: Manage the day to day implementation of multiple and complex capital works projects including: The assessment of risks and support in the preparation of mitigation plans The preparation of Project Plans and preparation of tender documentation The administering of contracts, including evaluation of progress claims, variation claims, extension of time claims, and performance monitoring; Investigation of compliance conditions with all relevant authorities to avoid any delays to projects; Inspect works in the field to ensure that the desired intentions and quality are being achieved. Liaise with the consultants and contractors Prepare and issue timely documentation to enable proactive project reviews, including preparation of regular cost reports, project status updates, construction photographs and compliance reporting; Apply and uphold to a high level the project management and governance process; Positively contribute to a collaborative work environment offering ideas to continuously improve. Deliver a high standard of customer service through consultation and sharing of information with all levels of staff across all divisions of Council. If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Paul Cullen on 0403 242 600