Project Manager required to work collaboratively with our contracting partners across the Civil Works Program

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) plays a critical role in the transport supply chain and in the overall economic development of Australia.  We manage and operate over 8500 kms of track in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, making us one of Australia's largest rail network owners.

The Inland Rail Programme is a 1710km rail infrastructure project stretching from Brisbane to Melbourne incorporating new and existing rail track. The programme includes the upgrading of existing standard gauge track, the enhancement of existing dual gauge track to cater for double stacking and the construction of new standard dual links comprising of: viaducts, tunnels, rail track, crossings and bridges.  More information relating to the project can be found here:
About the Position
The Project Manager will oversee the planning and delivery of a civil and structures program of works which spans multiple work packages, including all phases from program enabling to project completion and handover. Additionally, as the Project Manager you will oversee the outputs of Project Engineers and work collaboratively with designers, delivery contractors and cross functional experts to drive an Australian-first delivery model for rail which has been developed in response to  industry feedback.
Other responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Accountability for the project objectives, detailed scope, costs, scheduling, safety and environmental impact.
  • Collaborating with key delivery partners to optimise the program and successfully execute work package.
  • Ensure that Corporate (ARTC) and regulatory requirements are met
  • Reporting to the Senior Project Manager on the physical and financial progress issues related to the project to ensure timely and accurate information is provided where necessary.
  • Leading a team of consultants and contractors to successfully achieve the coordination of multiple work teams to attain the project’s and the overall Inland Rail Program objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of the project by conducting regular reviews of project milestones against actual indicators to resolve issues as they arise to mitigate any impact on project delivery.
  • Assist in the preparation of contract documentation and submissions to gain approvals at various management delegations.
  • Manage the administration of contracts to ensure prompt assessment of claims, resolution of contractual issues and finalisation of contract documentation.
  • Manage financial forecasting and reports on allocated projects including identification of trends.
  • Promote a safety culture within the team, ensure critical risk controls are implemented and obligations to current Work Health and Safety and relevant Rail Safety legislation are met.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement where learnings are identified and communicated
  • Champion efforts which build the Inland Rail legacy including sustainability, innovation and social performance initiatives
The position will be Brisbane based for an initial 9-12 months and then require travel to project offices located along the alignment during the construction phase of the project. 

About You
To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:-
  • A minimum 10+ years project delivery experience predominantly within a multi-discipline engineering or infrastructure environment in either client or contractor side roles
  • Experience in the administration, management and delivery of asset maintenance in the form of major periodic maintenance and capital improvement projects
  • Eligibility for membership of the Institute of Engineers Australia
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a well organised manner with highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Formal qualification in Civil/Structural engineering
  • Experience gained in a collaborative delivery model such as an alliance will be highly regarded
  • Experience with civil earthworks and the design and construction of structures ie. bridges and culverts preferably within the rail industry will be highly regarded
What you’ll be joining 
  • You will join one of the largest infrastructure programs in Australia
  • This project will generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in local investment, boosting regional economies and communities right along the alignment.
  • Inland Rail is proud to have over 40% female representation and we would like to see these numbers grow.
  • Inland Rail provides an Agile working environment embracing flexible working through our State-of-the Art office in the Brisbane CBD
Inland Rail an equal opportunity employer
At Inland Rail, we celebrate, support, and thrive on attracting people from all horizons and walks of life for the benefit of our employees, our program, and our community. ARTC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to submit their details to us. All employment is decided based on suitability to the role, cultural fit, merit, and business needs.

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As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to consent to a National Criminal History Check. Appointment is subject to ARTC's medical fitness standards relative to the position. ARTC is a drug and alcohol-free working environment.
If this position is of interest, please click 'Apply Now'. Please note that applications are reviewed from point of advertising so don’t delay your application.

  • Mega Project Exposure - Iconic Inland Rail Program
  • Work Collaboratively with our Contracting Partners
  • Permanent opportunity based in Brisbane

Date posted: November 23, 2021

Engineering Project Management Brisbane Permanent / Full Time