Project Contract Manager
Main Roads is not just about roads. It’s about people.
People need to get to work, home and everywhere in between and businesses rely on our roads. With a rich history dating back to 1926 and exciting future ahead, Main Roads Western Australia is the WA State Government agency responsible for managing the State's road network safely, connecting people and places.
This opportunity is a key role located in the iconic Goldfields-Esperance region, which is home to striking landscapes, gold rush heritage and Indigenous history. There is so much to see and do working in this region; you can start your journey of discovery at the Hannan’s North Tourist Mine or Museum of the Goldfields and follow the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, leading you from Kalgoorlie-Boulder through Coolgardie, Menzies, Laverton and deep into the Goldfields. This natural bounty, combined with its historic buildings, character pubs and remnants of more than a century of gold rush history, makes the Goldfields a truly unique Australian outback destination to start your next adventure. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself https://youtu.be/yd-sFhLlvIc
About the Role
The Central and Northern Regions Directorate of Main Roads delivers road asset management, network operations and minor construction and maintenance practices throughout Western Australia, from five regional offices. As part of this directorate, our Goldfields-Esperance office, based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, boasts a professional and friendly working environment that is devoted to the region and supporting our community.
We are currently seeking a Project Contract Manager for our Goldfields-Esperance Branch based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, who have exposure to effectively managing medium, reasonably complex projects; including scoping, project development, design and delivery, preparing tender documentation and managing the tendering processes. Whilst you will be based in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder office, you will be required to travel across the region to effectively manage projects.
The Project Contract Manager will work predominantly in the project development area, however, the position may be interchanged with the delivery area based on operational requirements from time to time.
Working with a diverse team of local, professional contractors and Agency staff, you will be hands-on in this challenging role, where you will be exposed to managing consultants and contractors for the planning, development and delivery of road and bridge projects.
The ideal candidate will possess proven experience in road and/or bridge design, construction and maintenance and exposure to managing resources, leading projects and achieving project deadlines. Your ability to develop positive, professional relationships will be well utilised when engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Self-motivation, initiative and broader communication and negotiation skills are also essential for you to perform in this role.
The position will provide you with the opportunity to use highly developed analytical, problem solving, project and contract management skills to develop and deliver projects from conception to completion.
This is an excellent opportunity for a driven person to join the Goldfields-Esperance team and develop their career. Should you wish to build your future and grow as a person and a professional, think about a career with Main Roads Western Australia. If you possess the required skills and this position interests you, we encourage you to apply.
What We Offer
At Main Roads, you can have a challenging, flexible and rewarding career that takes you exactly where you want to go with an organisation that supports a healthy work-life balance to help with what is important to you.
In addition to our competitive salary and 10.5% superannuation, the following regional initiatives/benefits may be available to new employees:
- Commuted Overtime Allowance of 13.5 % based on additional 3.45 hours worked per week.
- District Allowance
- Additional Subsidies – Airconditioning and Hot Water.
- Relocation Contribution
- Flexible working arrangements.
- Training and development opportunities.
All specific conditions will be confirmed at the time with the successful applicants.
Submitting Your Application
Please submit a detailed CV outlining your relevant experience in relation to this role as well as a covering letter outlining your motivations for applying and what you think you would bring to the role. All selection criteria listed in the Job Role Statement will be tested throughout the selection process.
Please submit evidence of your current Western Australian ‘C’ class motor vehicle driver’s licence and if applicable, your Degree in Civil Engineering. Applicants selected for appointment will need to provide originals prior to appointment.
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Find Out More
For job specific information or a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact James Alexander, Project Development Manager on (08) 9080 1427 (not to be contacted for assistance with your application).
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Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace
As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce and in line with our commitment to improve diversity, we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.
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This is a category one, high risk role - the successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment medical assessment and National Police Clearance prior to appointment.
Applicants deemed as suitable for but not appointed to this role may also be considered for appointment to “similar vacancies” within Main Roads subject to business requirements.
An Executive Search may also be undertaken as part of this recruitment action.