As part of our strategy to increase the diversity of our workforce, Aboriginal Australian people are strongly encouraged to apply for this job and applications will be primarily considered in accordance with Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
THIS POSITION IS A FIXED TERM OPPORTUNITY UNTIL 30 JUNE 2021.
This temporary position has been created to manage the acquisition of land, planning, design and construction of a permanent Bushfire Centre of Excellence facility in the Shire of Murray, and other Capital Works projects as required. The position is based within the Asset Management Directorate.
The Project Manager will undertake extensive liaison with the Bushfire Centre of Excellence team, Rural Fire Division executive, host local government/s, architects and other service providers, state government agencies, and other key stakeholders. As required to support project activities, this role will also include drafting briefing notes, reports, correspondence and other relevant documentation to support project team activities.
We’re looking for someone who:
- Has excellent project management skills and experience in project managing the acquisition of land and construction of facilities within government,
- Thrives in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment,
- Excellent communication skills and a win-win mentality,
- Is confident in their ability to hit-the-ground running in this role.
- Possession of a tertiary qualification in a relevant field (business, commerce, project management, or similar).
- Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and managing strategic projects and initiatives using best practice project management methodologies and frameworks, and delivering outcomes against agreed milestones.
- Demonstrated experience in procurement processes and managing complex project finances.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to negotiate with influence.
- Well-developed planning and time management skills, and ability to set and meet work priorities.
- Demonstrated high level analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated experience in managing land acquisition and/or facility construction projects, preferably within government.
Commencement Date: As soon as possible
All applications are submitted online. Simply select 'Apply for Job', located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions.
To apply for this position, please submit the following:
- A statement of up to 3 pages describing why you’re the right person for this job, with reference to the criteria in the Job Description Form and role outline in this advert;
- A recent copy of your CV including the names of two referees who can attest to your suitability to this role; and
- Evidence of your prerequisite qualification/s.
Please do not leave your application until the last moment as lodgement is system generated and any submission on or after 08:00 (WST) Monday 6 April 2020 will be rejected.
Any contact with DFES during the selection process may form part of the applicant assessment.
We encourage you to contact Kathleen Colgate, Manager Property Resources for additional information about the job by telephone on 9395 9541 or by email at email@example.com
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY
You must be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency or hold a working visa covering the term of the contract (proof must be provided with your application) to be eligible for this position.
NATIONAL POLICE CERTIFICATE
A condition of employment for new employees of DFES is that a current National Police Certificate (less than 3 months old) is provided prior to commencement.
As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.
Our volunteers are the biggest workforce of our organisation and play an important role in keeping our community safe. DFES recognises the critical role our volunteers play and the positive impact they make to the community.
Supported by this extensive network of volunteers and career workers, DFES works together with the community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.
DFES is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal people, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply.