Minor Works Coordinator

Location Geelong, Victoria
Job Type Contract
Reference JO-2009-101382_1599623508
Posted 18 days ago

About the Organisation:

The CSIRO are a Government Organisation that has a complex property portfolio of owned and leased facilities that comprises over 1,000 buildings spread across more than 55 locations within Australia. These scientific and research facilities are diverse both in location and type.
This team is chartered with managing the services, maintenance and operation of all CSIRO's scientific and research facilities. It delivers strategic, estate management and capital works functions through its regional and state property management teams supported by its capital works team.

About the role:
As a Minor Works Coordinator, you will manage the planning and delivery of projects at the Australian Centre for Disease Prevention in Geelong. Typical projects range in value from $20,000 to $400,000. Future projects may be of greater value. In delivering these projects, you will be responsible to the Technical Support Manager and will operate within the project governance structure. You will be directly accountable for ensuring the project adheres to schedule, cost and quality requirements and for providing high quality, strategic advice, communications; often in connection with technically challenging issues.
These projects are undertaken in a complex environment. The role requires the participation in various project activities, including working closely across key stakeholder and contractor groups, in a rapidly changing environment to deliver leading edge project outcomes. You will also contribute to the evolution of the governance and management processes for project delivery.

Duties and Key Result Areas:

  • Lead the management and delivery projects, integrating the strategic needs of sound asset management principles and science objectives to deliver a value driven whole of facility life outcome
  • Develop, co-ordinate and manage end-to-end project delivery ensuring the project delivers on time, on budget, with compliant and fit-for-purpose facilities
  • Oversee and report on project performance to ensure transparency on status, control points and that solutions provided continue to meet the needs of stakeholders, are cost effective and sustainable, appropriately recognise and address risks, and are aligned with project objectives
  • Establish and maintain collaborative and proactive working relationships with the key stakeholders, and develop strategies and implement best practice methods to deliver high quality outcomes
  • Manage contractors to ensure contractors perform work to specified service level agreement, performance outcomes, compliance outcomes, works practise and documentation provision.
  • Provide leadership, motivation and guidance to team members, establishing a strong team culture based on performance, development and a demonstrated commitment to displaying the highest standards of ethical behaviour and integrity in alignment with the Organisational Values
  • Identify and manage significant risks and issues, often in ambiguous situations, by evaluating and interpreting complex information and developing or facilitating creative solutions and contingencies
  • Communicate openly, effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of the Organisation's reputation.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and business unit to carry out tasks in support of scientific objectives.
  • Adhere to the spirit and practice of Code of Conduct, Health, Safety and Environment plans and policies, Diversity initiatives and Zero Harm goals.
  • Review existing project management systems for continual improvement.

Key requirements of the role:

  • Project Management experience within the scientific, health or public sector is essential
  • Experience in facilities management and fitouts within a secure environment eg. Scientific laboratories is highly regarded
  • Strong stakeholder management is essential
  • Proven experience in managing deadlines
  • Strong administration and reporting skills are required
  • Strong leadership skills is an essential skill
  • Possess a current driver's licence.
  • Be willing and able to adhere microbiological security requirements regarding animals
  • Be willing and able to be vaccinated against rabies, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis or other agents.

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