General Manager Major Projects

Job Title: General Manager Major Projects
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Townsville
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-07-03
Reference: JO-1906-96191
Contact Name: Hannah Foley-Lewis
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 05, 2019 08:54

Job Description

About the Port of Townsville
The Port of Townsville is the largest container and automotive port in Northern Australia, and the country’s largest copper, zinc, lead, sugar and fertiliser exporter. The Port has been the economic cornerstone of the North Queensland region since it first started trading in 1864, supporting around 8,000 jobs and servicing a population of nearly 800,000 people.  The Port handles around $8 billion worth of goods each year, including imports of essential everyday goods such as fuel, furniture, electrical goods, cement and bitumen and exports of agricultural and minerals products.  The Port provides vital connections for North Queensland to domestic and global markets, connecting to more than 240 ports in 40 countries.
About Your Opportunity
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the newly created position of General Manager Major Projects has responsibility for leading the planning and delivery of Port of Townsville’s program of major infrastructure projects on time, budget and quality.   Major projects include:
  • $193 million Townsville Channel Upgrade Project
  • $48 million Townsville Port Rail Intermodal Terminal
  • $29 million Berth 4 Crane & Cargo Terminal Area
  • $10 million East Port Precinct
Other general management responsibilities include contributing to the strategic management of Port of Townsville including planning, monitoring business performance and applying consistent, effective best practice internal management practices.  You will also manage and monitor annual divisional budgets and plans; and provide leadership and support to staff and contractors to achieve a positive working environment and culture.
The GM Major Projects is also required to ensure there is an ongoing program for systematically identifying, assessing and managing the risk exposure associated with core activities and individual “one off” activities.
About You
To be considered for this opportunity you will possess:
  • Extensive experience leading multidisciplinary teams to successfully deliver large infrastructure projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in positively and productively engaging and managing a wide range of stakeholder relationships.
  • A strong leadership style with proven ability in building a cohesive and high performing team.
  • A comprehensive understanding of program management and project management principles.
Recognised tertiary qualifications from related discipline fields such as Civil Engineering or/and Project Management will be highly relevant.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter as one document in Word format quoting Ref No. JO-1906-96191. If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact David (Will) Wilson or David Reynolds on 07 3023 1000.