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Project Manager - Defence

Jacobs - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact

When it comes to the future of Defence, our project managers are at the heart of the solution. Our collaborative and flexible teams deliver bespoke solutions to our clients’ most complex problems through a combination of significant experience and expertise and leading-edge technology - ensuring we deliver on tomorrow, together.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a Project Manager position to support an existing Defence Project Management / Contract Administrator (PM/CA) role to be based in Adelaide, SA.

We’re looking for a mature and collaborative candidate who thrives when people are in sync and projects are running optimally; on time, inside budget and meeting client organisation expectations. You’ll support the lead PM/CA on medium to large capital works infrastructure projects for the Department of Defence and may also support works in other sectors to meet current workload in the future.

From achieving project objectives and KPIs to managing and coordinating key project elements (engineering, design, fabrication, installation, commissioning, quality, health and safety, finance, administration and cost), scheduling project activities and developing personnel - your accountable work ethic and productivity will positively impact the success of Australian Defence projects.

You are willing to embrace challenges and grow professionally within a tight knit high performing team driving hard for project success.

About This Role

Starting immediately this Project Manager role is to support an existing Defence PM/CA role on a Defence Airforce infrastructure project and Electronic Warfare Aircraft Facilities Project with specific responsibilities for the administration of two Head Contracts delivering project works located interstate. You’ll perform other duties as required to support delivery of this and other projects.

Frequent (fortnightly) interstate travel is a mandatory requirement to perform all duties.

Home office - Adelaide, SA.

The position is part of the Jacobs - Defence and Regional Security Performing Unit.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Applicants must hold Australian Citizenship in order to achieve the security clearance required for this role
  • Qualifications in construction/project management or engineering are desirable
  • At least two years’ project management experience in the buildings and infrastructure design and construction industry is essential, ideally in a Government setting
  • Good interpersonal skills, work with accountability and independence, an ability to build strong client relationships and work collaboratively with others
  • Contact details of a sound professional reference attesting to your previous work.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions - we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too - from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals - all at a single global company.

Please note If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered for this position you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.