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EL1 Project Managers

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Seeking Security Infrastructure project management resources with project/construction management background who have skills in Project delivery with an understanding of security measures in building projects.

The right candidates will have an understanding in the administration of contracts, building regulation compliance, fee negotiation with specialist contractors, management of allocated budgets and be able to project manage locally and remotely. The role is to keep the project delivery progressing (on time and on budget) whilst protecting the integrity of the design and ensuring full compliance with security measures/regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the project stakeholders to ensure project objectives are achieved.
  • Manage project scope, risks and stakeholder expectations to ensure integration of project activities.
  • Mange the design and documentation through the 5 project phases.
  • Manage project variations and changes and maintain the change control process.
  • Coordinate and prepare regular progress reports and communication with key stakeholders.
  • Establish project administration systems, document control and record management processes.
  • Prepare, manage, review and update project documentation including risk and communications plans in conjunction with project team members.
  • Manage project costs through cost estimating, budgeting, monitoring and contingency management.
  • Ensure appropriate quality standards and quality assurance requirements are met.
  • Liaise with suppliers, consultants and contractors as required.
  • Ensure the project schedule is maintained and regularly report progress.
  • Manage the risk management process, including the development of contingency plans, reviewing residual risks and escalating risks that cannot be managed at the project level.
  • Monitor overall progress, use of resources and initiate corrective action where necessary.
  • Coordinate handover and completion activities and documents.
  • Identify and document lessons learned during the project.
  • Ensure the project meets its legislative obligations, eg: Workplace Health and Safety Act, Disability Discrimination Act.

Essential skills:

  • Ability to liaise with key stakeholders and develop project briefs to deliver security upgrade projects;
  • Good understanding and experience in delivering construction and physical security Infrastructure projects.
  • Manage the procurement of consultants and contractors to deliver security projects;
  • Design reviewed against the project brief;
  • Review design documentation for consistency, usability and implementation of security components;
  • Identify issues prior to commencing components of the build and re-prioritise if required;
  • Undertake site visits where required;
  • Develop statement of work for external contractors;
  • Draft contract Work Orders; and
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and monitor associated budgets.


  • Must be an Australian citizen and hold a current Australian Government Negative Vetting Level 2 Security Clearance prior to commencement.
  • The project managers will be expected to be on-site as required.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
To apply please click apply or call Saleha Cheema on 02 8289 3107 or Harry Arthur on 02 8289 3104 for a confidential discussion.

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: Project Management / IT Management

Industry: Public Sector and Government

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Canberra

Job Reference: EL1

Date posted: 5 June 2024

Consultant: Jericho Martinez

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