Australia nationals: Senior Project Co-ordinator #2

Murray–Darling Basin Authority

Various, , AU

The River Management Division is seeking a Senior Project Co-ordinator who will provide leadership and coordination of the development and delivery of strategic infrastructure works, asset plans, budgets and work plans. This is a challenging role that requires the ability to work with a range of professionals to coordinate the delivery of both infrastructure upgrades and new infrastructure. 

The Senior Project Co-ordinator works closely with other parts of the River Management Division and the Murray–Darling Basin Authority, other agencies of the Australian Government, the Basin States and Territory and wider stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, the Senior Project Co-ordinator will:
• Provide oversight of the planning, design, delivery and operation of infrastructure projects such as environmental regulators, pumps, pipelines, dams and weirs;
• Provide critical review of designs and business cases to ensure projects meet appropriate technical standards, represent value for money and will achieve project/program outcomes;
• Represent the MDBA Assets Branch on project/program governance committees, to develop effective inter-jurisdictional cooperation at a variety of levels and scales;
• Provide strategic project and program management advice to the MDBA and partner governments on the delivery of infrastructure projects (including risk management, governance, design, delivery, procurement, planning and approvals);
• Lead asset development and modification projects, ensuring that implementation reflects contemporary asset management principles and standards;
• Lead the development of asset management plans, budgets and work plan;
• Provide finance and corporate process support to ensure the branch meets its reporting requirements;
• Interstate travel will be required (same day and/or overnight)

The successful candidate is required to have and maintain a current driver’s licence and be willing to undertake driving duties to regional locations.

Desirable for this role:
• An engineering degree (civil, environmental) or equivalent with a focus on water engineering/hydrology, asset planning and strong project/program management skills is highly desirable.
• Experience in managing and operating asset classes within the MDBA RMO asset portfolio
• The successful candidate will be required to hold a valid OH&S General Induction ‘white card’ and demonstrate high standards of Occupational Health and Safety.

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