It was great to see some positive news shared last week Local Government NSW as they secured a great result for the NSW councils and communities.
The NSW Government announced a $395 million stimulus package which comes in light of the sectors efforts to combat the impacts of recent crisis' such as the bushires, droughts, limited water supplies and now the Covid-19 pandemic.
The $395 million local government economic stimulus package includes:
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