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: Public Sector People are currently recruiting for an experienced Project Manager to join our local council client on a 12 month contract. The successful candidate will have extensive project management experience across civil infrastructure from design to construction. Key Responsibilities: Providing the delivery of high-quality civil infrastructure projects by effective and ongoing monitoring of the projects to ensure the projects are delivered as per the specifications, and desired quality, safety and environment standards are achieved, with in time and budget constraints that meets legislative requirements, grant conditions and customer expectations. Assisting in the achievement of “best value” investment in infrastructure assets by contributing to the development, implementation and maintenance of effective budget and project programmed and systems. The analysis, evaluation and planning of infrastructure project options and strategies. Achieving project and program delivery goals (encompassing quantity, quality, time, safety, environmental and cost) by actively coordinating and overseeing the planning, design, procurement, construction and hand over processes across the organization. Providing high quality civil infrastructure by monitoring the execution and completion of works to achieve required specifications, quality, safety and environmental standards, time and budget constraints, legislative requirements, grant conditions and customer expectations. Assisting in maximizing Council’s access to and use of grant funds for infrastructure projects by identifying sources and preparing sound grant submissions and applications. Developing strong relationships with relevant government agencies. Negotiate and manage complex multi-million-dollar contracts. Contributing to the development of “best practice” infrastructure solutions by considering political sensitivities, life cycle costs, safety, amenity, environment, access & user behavior, community expectations and other risk management issues. Key Skills: Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering or Construction Management, together with extensive experience in project management of design and construction of major civil infrastructure projects. Current Class C Driver's License 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: Public Sector People are currently recruiting for a Senior PM to join our local government client on a 12 Month Contract. The successful candidate will have 10+ years experience across project management within building construction, parks and assets. Key Responsibilities: Assist in the achievement of “best value” investment in buildings, parks and recreation assets and infrastructure by contributing to the development and implementation of high standards for design, construction and maintenance Development, implementation and maintenance of effective budget and asset management programmes and systems. Achieve project and program delivery goals (encompassing quantity, quality, time, safety, environmental and cost) by actively coordinating and overseeing the planning, design, procurement, construction and handover processes across the organisation. Provide high quality buildings and recreation assets and infrastructure by monitoring the execution and completion of works to achieve required specifications, quality, safety and environmental standards, time and budget constraints, legislative requirements, grant conditions and customer expectations. Complete delivery of major building and infrastructure projects by project management of projects from concept to handover Effective grants administrations, where projects are funded by external grant, to deliver grant funded projects/ programs within grant guidelines, timeframes and agency expectations. Assist in a team approach to risk management by providing peer review, assessment and mitigation measures, of project risks of other project managers and project co-ordinators within the Unit. Contribute to the successful development, acceptance and implementation of projects and programs by ensuring effective liaison, consultation and communication and developing and maintaining effective working relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation. Undertaking pre-tender/quotation WHS project Hazard identifications and Risk Assessments of relative work activities Key Skills: Tertiary qualifications in Architecture, Building Construction, Project Management, or other relevant disciplines. Work Cover issued Construction Industry Induction Card. Class C Driver’s License 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