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Project Manager - Major Tree Planting

Project Manager - Major Tree Planting

Job Title: Project Manager - Major Tree Planting
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Sydney
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: PC080921
Contact Name: Paul Cullen
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 30, 2021 16:49

Job Description

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


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