At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
Penrith City Council's Design and Projects department is responsible for the delivery of Council’s major capital works, which include buildings and civil infrastructure. Joining our team means working in a progressive City Council within a region on the rise. Penrith is expected to receive significant growth and investment in the next 20 years, and this position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work alongside a team of professionals responsible for achieving quality outcomes for architecture, landscape architecture, civil design and project management.
We are currently seeking a Delivery Program Manager to lead a team of skilled project managers/supervisors and administrators, and oversee the execution of the program of capital works. In this role, you will coordinate and support the team with respect to Council’s capital works program, procurement, contract management, program performance, productivity and reporting.
The successful candidate will possess solid project management and leadership experience, excellent communication and negotiation skills, a propensity for identifying opportunities for process change and improvements with the skills to effectively implement such changes.
- Tertiary qualifications in a Capital Works related discipline
- Demonstrated extensive experience in project management
- Demonstrated ability to implement process change and improvement
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to meet time constraints
- Ability to negotiate, explain and recommend to senior management and staff
- Knowledge of EEO, WHS and Corporate Governance requirements
- Experience in budget planning and administration
- Experience in Local Government, the public sector or a large, diverse organisation
- Knowledge of relevant provisions of the Local Government Act, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and other legislation relating to infrastructure planning
- An understanding of the use of computer-based applications for engineering design, CAD design and project management
A competitive salary will be negotiated commensurate with the skills, qualifications and experience of the preferred applicant.
Access to a Leaseback Vehicle or Motor Vehicle Allowance is available with this position; however, it is not a condition of employment.
Applications close: Monday, 18 January 2021
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Michael Jackson, Design and Projects Manager, on 4732 7573. Please note that our office will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holiday period and will reopen from 4 January 2021.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.