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Project Manager - Water Tanks, Pump Stations and Pipelines

Project Manager - Water Tanks, Pump Stations and Pipelines

Job Title: Project Manager - Water Tanks, Pump Stations and Pipelines
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 3231300
Contact Name: Paul Gleeson
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 21, 2021 16:33

Job Description

Public Sector People is proudly exclusively partnering Western Water to appoint a Project Manager reporting to the Coordinator Infrastructure Delivery and working within the Infrastructure Delivery Team on key projects.
Western Water is a modern forward-thinking water utility business, operating in one of Australia's fastest-growing regions. With a real drive to innovate and become better at what we do, we are proud of our customer focus, people-centric culture, and our strong connection with our local community. Our dedicated teams are diverse with a wide range of skills.
This newly created role will take on projects with a water tanks and pump stations/pipelines focus. The role will have core activities such as:  
  • Development of capital works projects in relation to provision of water, wastewater treatment and recycled water services, including transfer pipelines, treatment facilities, storage, and asset management, including strategic planning, investigation, and development from the capital works program.
  • Project manage all aspects of coordinating and implementing capital works projects in relation to project quality, budget, timeframes, and outcomes.
  • Negotiate with and coordinate the activities of all contractors and consultants and manage contracts in relation to quality, budget and time.
  • Ensure excellent customer service is provided at all times.
  • Assist in complying with and achieving Essential Services Commission performance criteria.
  • Contribute to Western Water’s vision “to be a leading service provider” and to provide high quality customer service and represent Western Water as a customer focused organisation to the Community.
  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all, from employees to contract or consultants on all projects and meet all OHS, Environmental and Quality requirements at all times.
  • Due consideration must also be given to community and public safety. 
All project management resourcing will continue to work under the guidance and supervision of the Infrastructure Delivery Coordinator, ‘Working from Home’ during the COVID-19 Pandemic and from the office within Government guidelines. Key duties include:  
  • Managing the technical aspects of several capital works projects at various stages of development.
  • Produce Business Case and deliver Project from start to finish.
  • Management of design consultants for detailed design and preparation of Specification and Tender documentation.
  • Seek relevant business approvals for project progression.
  • Negotiate with and coordinate the activities of contractors and consultants and manage contracts in relation to project quality, budget, and time.  
To be considered for the role, you will require:  
  • Effective project and financial/budget management skills with a capacity to manage several ongoing complex projects.
  • Work with other engineers, consultants, contractors, other utilities, and parties both internal and external to Western Water, in the delivery of water projects, or the search for solutions or opportunities.
  • Able to manage projects consistent with Western Water’s strategic direction, tender, contract, and procurement guidelines.
  • Experience in the project management of water, wastewater and recycled water treatment.  
Furthermore, preference will be given to candidates with the following: -
  • Bachelor’s in engineering, with extensive relevant experience in the water industry.
  • Proven construction and project management experience of multi-disciplinary complex projects.
  • High level of engagement and interpersonal skills for community consultation and positive negotiations.
  • Ability to work proactively and autonomously whilst acting within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated and strong customer service focus.
  • Results oriented, with demonstrable research, analysis and problem-solving abilities. 
At Western Water we care for our people, support balance and flexibility, and are committed to the professional growth of our employees. If you want to work with talented, passionate people where you can make an impact and see the results of your hard work, we encourage you to apply. We encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse background.

Public Sector People has been Retained again as an Exclusive recruitment partner for this assignment and direct applications will be forward to Public Sector People for consideration.
Applications close Sunday 2nd May.

Please register your application online and to obtain a ‘Candidate Information Pack’ contact:
Paul Gleeson (Business Leader - Search & Selection Practice).
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