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Project Manager

Job No: GSC264
Location: Gunnedah

Project Manager

Job No: GSC264

Location: Gunnedah

About the Organisation

Gunnedah Shire Council is an integral part of the Gunnedah community, a vibrant, warm and friendly town surrounded by the expansive Liverpool Plains and framed by the Nandewar Ranges. Gunnedah Shire Council is committed to providing a friendly and helpful service to all stakeholders. The council is dedicated to Gunnedah being a liveable and accessible community for all ages and demographics. Additionally, Gunnedah Shire Council is proud to promote economic and business development in the region 

The council is not only invested in the people of Gunnedah, the council is heavily invested in its employees and their future careers. 

About the Opportunity

The Gunnedah Shire Council now has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our team.

Reporting to the Manager Project Services, the role will primarily be responsible for assisting to provide strategic business planning in the delivery of high risk projects, focusing on ensuring legislative and regulatory compliance, mitigation of risk, and ensuring that Council’s extensive portfolio of capital projects are delivered and managed effectively to provide the best possible outcomes for the community.

Core Duties

Undertake the role of Project Manager with the responsibility of controlling the activities and budgets of specific projects

Ensure all project delivery is undertaken in accordance with Council’s adopted Project Management Framework

Undertake the preparation of specifications, tender/contract documents for operational and capital projects including calling and review of tenders and quotations

Lead and develop the investigation, strategic planning, options development, financial analysis, cost estimation and programming of future works

Lead and develop the design, construction and maintenance of civil and community infrastructure

Undertake project delivery function including ensuring compliance with relevant service standards

Identify and implement improvements and enhancements to technical services

Devise and implement plans to manage identified operational and environmental risks

Ensure the appropriateness and timeliness of response to internal/external customer requests

Deliver a cost effective and operationally efficient range of services to the organisation

Ensure implementation of applicable industry best practice and government guidelines

Ensure that appropriate contracts are in place for supply of goods and services to achieve established goals for function

Conduct reviews following completion of projects to ensure delivery of project objectives

Set up auditing and reporting controls to manage quality and effectiveness of function

Participate in all identified training and development activities within agreed timescales


A degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent qualifications acceptable for membership to the Institution of Engineers, Australia, or the Australian Institute of Project Managers.

A WHS Construction Induction Certificate.

A Drivers License.


Post Graduate Qualifications in the areas of Engineering, Management, Business or the Environment.

About the Benefits

In this role, you will enjoy working within an organisation with a great culture and a shire with a fantastic sense of community!

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will also receive an attractive salary circa $2006.70 - $2444.97 per week (dependent upon skills, experience, and qualifications) PLUS a range of additional benefits including;

  • Super;
  • Salary packaging;
  • Ongoing training & development opportunities; and
  • RDO's every 3 weeks.

To read more about the role, please see the Position Description or contact the Manager Project Services on 02 6740 2100.

Applications must be received by 5:00pm Wednesday 10 November 2021.

If you're looking for a rewarding role focused on skills growth within a supportive work environment and a vibrant local community, look no further! - Apply Now!


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