Charles Darwin University

Job Description

Design, deliver, commission and handover major and minor capital projects for the University

About the Position
As Manager Construction Projects, you be responsible for managing the design, delivery, commissioning and handover of major and minor capital projects and integrating project planning and delivery with all facets of Property and Facilities (including maintenance). You will hold accountability for ensuring these projects are delivered in accordance with agreed time, cost, safety and quality objectives, while handling all client-side project related functions including initiation, cost planning, procurement, contract administration, supplier and contractor management.

About You
To be successful, you will possess:

  • Postgraduate qualification and extensive relevant experience in project management of major and minor capital projects or similar role, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • Demonstrable experience in the preparation, tendering and negotiating of major and minor capital contracts. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a range of contemporary capital project management procurement strategies.
  • Extensive technical expertise relating to the management and co-ordination of design and delivery of buildings and infrastructure including specific trades or technical specialties, machinery, quality and safety standards
  • Good understanding of the project phases and the outcomes and tasks required to achieve each phase. Demonstrated ability to plan work activity, prioritize time and resources using established processes and technology to achieve optimum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Experience in reading and understanding a range of project related financial reports. Identification of project risks and implementation of mitigation strategies to minimize exposure to the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to actively enforce safe work practices and ensure the diligent application of the organization’s relevant policies (including WHS and Procurement) and applicable legislation, regulations, codes, and standards.
  • Superior communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate with impact, creating and implementing communications that meet the expectations of key stakeholders with regard to reporting on project progress.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead construction related activities, from concept to delivery with multiple stakeholders across multiple locations including external stakeholders


To view the responsibilities of the role please click on the: Position Profile

Appointment to this role will be at Professional Level 10 and the base salary will be in the range $123,898 to $137.506 per annum. The total remuneration package will be in the range of $144,960 to $160,882 per annum including 17% superannuation.


What’s in it for you?

  • An employer who values your contribution to build a bigger, better and stronger university
  • Work with a University committed to changing people’s lives for the better through training, education and research
  • An enviable lifestyle within the unique and spectacular Northern Territory
  • Opportunities for professional development, paid study and career progression
  • 17% superannuation
  • 6 weeks of paid annual leave
  • 20 weeks of paid parental leave, in addition to government payments (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Recognition of prior service with another Australian University / NT Government for Long Service Leave
  • Free on-campus parking in designated areas
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging opportunities


How to Apply
All applications must be received online via the ‘apply’ button and should include your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant skills and experience.

For a confidential discussion please contact Phil Joyce on 08 8946 7240 or email [email protected]

Diversity and Inclusion
At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We’re about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our university community feels that they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community is inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, women at all levels, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, neurotypical and neurodiverse people, LGBTIQ+ people, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.

You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.

Applications Close: Monday 29 May 2023

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