Penrith City Council

Job Description

At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award winner in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:

  • A range of flexible work arrangements
  • 18 weeks of paid maternity leave
  • Health and well-being leave
  • 15 days of personal leave
  • Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
  • Diverse salary packaging
  • And much, much more!

The Design and Projects department is responsible for the delivery of the Council’s major capital works, which include buildings and civil infrastructure. Joining our team means working in a progressive City Council within a region on the rise. Penrith is expected to receive significant growth and investment in the next 20 years, and this position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work alongside a team of professionals responsible for achieving quality outcomes for architecture, landscape architecture, civil design, and project management.

About Design and Projects

The Design and Projects department is responsible for the delivery of the Council’s major capital works, which include buildings and civil infrastructure. Joining our team means working in a progressive City Council within a region on the rise. Penrith is expected to receive significant growth and investment in the next 20 years, and this position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work alongside a team of professionals responsible for achieving quality outcomes for architecture, landscape architecture, civil design, and project management.

About the role

The Design and Projects Manager is accountable for the effective leadership, direction and coordination of the design disciplines and capital works delivery from conception through to operational handover. You will be responsible for managing a team of talented and dedicated industry professionals

Essential criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and/or relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Project Management, and/or Engineering Design.
  • Ability to negotiate, and explain to Senior Management and staff members.
  • Previous experience in budget planning and administration.
  • Current Class C Driver Licence.

Commencing salary: $ 211,471 per annum, plus 10.5% Superannuation. Salary will be negotiated based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the preferred candidate.

Access to a Leaseback Vehicle is available with this position; however, it is not a condition of employment.

This position requires the worker to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a medical contraindication certificate.

You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.

Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.

In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Completed applications must be received by 11.55 pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.

For further information about the position, please contact Brian Steffen, Director of City Transformational Projects, at 4732 7551.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

 

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