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Project Support Manager

Job no: 579999
Work type: Maximum Term - Full Time
Location: ACT
Categories: Trades / Facilities Maintenance, Facilities Management / Engineering

  • Key role to deliver services to support Defence capability
  • We believe our people are our greatest asset
  • Ongoing fulltime contract to August 2024, located in Canberra

Downer Group employs approximately 50,000 people across more than 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand. Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and we are the leading provider of integrated services.

Downer Defence is the lead contractor providing Estate Maintenance and Operation Services (EMOS) for the Department of Defence in Queensland and Southern New South Wales. As lead contractor within the region we deliver a suite of services to support Defence capability. 

About your role

We currently have an opportunity for a self-motivated & experienced Project Support Manager who will support the Senior Project Support Managers and the Estate Development Manager to meet the objectives within the Project Support service line. 

While this role does not deliver projects, this position is critical for the support of Defence in successful development, delivery and operational incorporation of the works into the Estate by other contractors to Defence.  You will be exposed to some of Australia’s largest and complex building and infrastructure projects, and you will be involved in a wide variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Responsibility for undertaking forward planning and liaise with the Senior Project Support Manager to maintain situational awareness of the forecast program of projects and keep the Contract Authority appraised of upcoming workload.
  • Attend meetings and reviews to provide input and formal feedback for all stages of project planning, development and delivery 
  • Support the team in the identification of works packages, project concepts and estimating
  • Engage and work effectively with all stakeholders
  • Review, acceptance and loading into the Defence Information Systems of the information deliverables at all stages of projects, including: manuals, estate data, compliance documentation, maintenance plans, drawings, and spatial information
  • Provision of field training for Project Support deliverables to Defence operators/contractors, as required

About you

  • Relevant construction and/or engineering industry certification and /or tertiary qualifications
  • Diploma in Project Management or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience in a similar field, i.e. asset/project management and analysis in the building industry including understanding of the NCC (BCA) and relevant Australian Standards

The successful candidates will possess a strong work ethic, achieve highest level of safety, quality of work and have a genuine passion for excellent customer service.

Benefits and Culture

  • Collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Professional and career development opportunities
  • Zero Harm culture  
  • Exceptional employee benefits
  • Free on-site parking
  • Flexible working arrangements

This is a great opportunity to join a reputable company, work with an amazing team where you will be given the opportunity to develop your career.

To apply online please click the 'apply' button below.

Please note: As a pre-requisite for these roles all candidates need to be able to prove they are an Australian Citizen and hold a current Australian Drivers Licence. Candidates will also be required to undertake a pre-employment medical and drug screen as well as a National Police and Australian Security Defence Clearance Check.

Downer is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages indigenous Australians to apply.

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