Job details

$350k - 400k per year
Job Type
etwa 23 Stunden her

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning and Organising

-             Develop and implement marine construction strategy

-             Direct and coordinate the marine construction methodology, programme and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented programme outcomes and manage the associated risks

-             Provide proactive advice on remedial action to relevant stakeholders

-             Develop resource plans and coordinate all internal and external resources assigned to project delivery effort for current and future projects

-             Ensure optimal management and utilisation of human, physical and financial resources allocated to marine projects including plant and equipment

-             In collaboration with the National Commercial Manager, prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with clients, consultants, suppliers and subcontractors


-             Investigate and negotiate change proposals with relevant stakeholders

-             Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or developer

-             Consult with Project Managers, Engineering Professionals and other professionals, and Technical and Trades Workers

-             Negotiate with clients, ECPM and subcontractors involved in the construction process to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget

-             Communicate effectively with the contractors responsible for completing various phases of the project


Managing Information / General Administration Support

-             Manage the expenditure of project budgets and prepare associated financial summary reports for senior management meetings including the Austral Valuation Report (AVR) process

-             Project accounting functions including managing the budget, tracking if team expenses and minimizing exposure and risk in the project

-             Devise the project work plans and make revisions as and when need arises.

-             Identify the elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims.

Monitoring and Reporting

-             Monitor progress of projects to ensure that milestones and performance indicators are met

-             Undertake post project implementation reviews and reporting

-             Prepare project status reports and other reports

-             Monitor, register and coordinate all procurement activity associated with the delivery of the Scope of Works

-             Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.

-             Oversee the construction project from start to finish.

-             Ensure that construction activities move according to predetermined schedule.

-             Monitor the progress of the construction activities on a regular basis and hold regular status meetings with all the sub-teams.

-             Maintain strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards.

-             Periodic inspection of construction sites.

Health, Safety, Environment, Quality

-             Uphold a positive and proactive safety culture, and lead by example in all aspects of our business

-             Strive to exceed best practice, and instill this value in personnel and subcontractors

-             Recognise the lasting and permanent presence of company work activities

-             Strive to protect the environment by upholding effective and efficient environmental and sustainable practices as part of everyday business

-             Measure, monitor, analyse and improve productivity, processes, tasks to satisfy clients and company high expectations

-             Work with enthusiasm, courtesy and intellect, and have drive to surpass what has already been achieved

-             Ensure outputs and activities meet organisational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general duty of care.

-             Integrate and uphold our Integrated Management System and follow Austral system and processes at all times

Core Values

-             Set positive examples and invest in personnel and subcontractors so that they can actively lead in all business areas

-             Conduct business in accordance with the highest standards of professional behaviour and ethics

-             Be transparent, honest and ethical in all interactions with personnel, clients, subcontractors and the public.

-             Create ethical, forward thinking solutions

-             Identify, develop and deploy leading edge construction methods, plant and equipment and process improvement tools


Mandatory Qualifications & Experience:

-             Hold a bachelor’s degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management (ideally masters level qualification)

-             10+ years of demonstrated practical field experience within a marine construction environment with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership level delivering large value profitable and safe projects

-             Proven strong ability to read and understand plans and specifications, comprehensive knowledge of commercial construction means, methods and best practices and related systems

-             Proven ability to interpret and clarify plans and contract terms to subcontractors professionally

-             Proven ability to schedule projects in “Critical Path” progression and budget time required to meet milestones and deadlines

-             Proven ability to develop project budgets, estimates and progress including cost tracking reports

-             Proven ability to evaluate plans, specifications and related construction documents for “Constructability”

-             3-5 years’ experience in a similar role

-             Proven ability to draft and submit subcontracts, purchase orders, subcontractor change orders to RVPC for release