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Senior Project Officer Building

NT - Department of Infrastructure

Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 14/11/2016

Job Category:

Construction, Architecture & Interiors / Project Management

Job description:

Agency Department of Infrastructure Work Unit Building Services

Job Title Senior Project Officer Building Designation Technical 4

Job Type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $77,582 - $85,362 Location Tennant Creek

Position Number 12105 RTF 105991 Closing 27/11/2016

Contact Greg Lemberg on 08 8962 4516 or

Agency Information

Information for Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached resume/cv

Applicants For further information for applicants and example applications see:

Information about If you accept this position, a summary of your merit (including work history, qualifications,

Selected Applicant’s experience, skills, etc.) will be provided to other applicants to enable transparency and

Merit understanding of the decision. For further information see:

Special Measures Not applicable

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Primary Objective: The Senior Project Officers role manages the delivery of a wide range of building infrastructure

repairs, maintenance and construction projects for various client agencies in the region. This role provides advice in

the building discipline to management, clients and project managers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Contribute to the development of clients’ building repair and maintenance programs by developing the scope and

cost estimate of future projects under consideration by clients.

2. Prepare procurement documentation for the contracts, and arrange advertising of tenders. Provide technical

advice and clarification to prospective tenderers.

3. Undertake site visits with clients to discuss project concept, outcomes wanted, site opportunities and limitations

etc. and the range of delivery/design options.

4. Ensure compliance with Departmental policies, procurement procedures, and statutory compliance with Northern

Territory Government legislation and industry standards.

5. Manage contractors and undertake asset inspections, prepare technical reports, estimate of costs, contract

documentation, and procurement and provide contract administration / supervision on Repair and Maintenance

and Minor New Works projects.

6. Negotiate variations to contracts with contractor and client and prepare recommendations for approval. Report on

and escalate matters to the Superintendent's Representative if beyond delegation. Undertake timely, complete

and accurate project administration to support each project.

Selection Criteria


1. A relevant qualification awarded by an Australian Institution, or equivalent; or relevant experience in a field of

technical work closely related to the duties of the vacancy.

2. High level written and oral communications skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with professional,

technical and non-technical persons to achieve outcomes in an operational environment.

3. Sound ability to interpret and manage the social, political and organisational environment to achieve project


4. Ability to accurately analyse and clearly communicate complex and technical issues in plain language for a variety

of client, industry, and community stakeholders.

5. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and conflict by effectively negotiating with clients, contractors and


6. Ability to coordinate and advise a diverse multi-disciplined resource team on technical and paraprofessional

projects. Engage appropriate resources and effectively monitor performance to meet timeframes and pressure

situations whilst remaining flexible to external influences.

7. High level working knowledge of the requirements of the NT Building Act, Building Code of Australia and

Australian Standards as applied in the NT.

8. Current Driver’s Licence.

9. Ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures.

Approved: December 2015 Darcy Dunbar, Regional Director