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Employer:  City of Tea Tree Gully
Job Type:  Full Time
Adelaide SA, Australia (Show on map)

Strategic Projects Advisor

A progressive local council seeking an influential Strategic Projects Advisor to enhance capability in project management and capital works delivery across the City of Tea Tree Gully.


About the Company:

Located in the North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide; City of Tea Tree Gully (CTTG) is a progressive Council with a strong reputation for innovation and service excellence. Striving to support the community, stimulate our economy and create a more livable, vibrant and accessible city; a city which prospers because our people are there making it happen.


Role Overview:

The City of Tea Tree Gully delivers up to $30M in capital projects per annum to benefit the local community. In addition to this, Council frequently benefits from externally funded projects and grants opportunities which further adds to the project management program.

Reporting directly to the Director Assets and Environment, the Strategic Projects Advisor will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of projects across the organisation. With stakeholder management a key focus area, this role will involve proactive consultation with the Mayor and elected members of Council, the media and community stakeholders on current projects within the City of Tea Tree Gully area.

The role will require a self-directed and proactive individual to collaborate with project managers, executive and management staff, external agencies and project partners. Using your communication skills and influential style and leadership to deliver and promote Council’s Capital Works Program.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and monitor overarching capital works programme reporting, suitable for Elected Members, Executive Leadership Team and internal stakeholders
  • Establish an advisory process to promote capital works within the community
  • Prepare and present council reports and presentations related to project management
  • Promote, train and assist users of the project management framework
  • Monitor the quality of project delivery within the organisation
  • Oversee recording and reporting of relevant CITB register and payments
  • Provide summary reporting of project management and project risks as required
  • Coordinate the development of conceptual and detailed design plans and specifications for a range of capital projects
  • Undertake practical completion and inspections of works ensuring contract compliance and asset handover
  • Respond to enquiries from the public and Council staff on project matters
  • Deliver a range of identified capital works projects as required by operational needs


Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven experience in managing civil infrastructure projects
  • Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering, Project Management or related discipline
  • Experience in the coordination of projects to deliver desirable outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in contract management
  • Experience in the preparation of technical and contract documentation, briefing papers, reports and general correspondence
  • Initiative and ability to work autonomously, with minimum supervision
  • Commitment to development of strong working and collaborative relationships at all levels within the organisation
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with the ability to negotiate, influence and motivate individuals
  • Superior interpersonal and analytical skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with all stakeholders and suppliers in a professional and efficient manner
  • Strong MS Office skills are essential
  • Knowledge of local government and/or public sector business practices and governance arrangements will be highly regarded


If you’re passionate and want to join a focused, visionary and community-minded organisation, we want to hear from you. By joining the City of Tea Tree Gully, you will benefit from challenge, variety and an opportunity to develop your career.

Application close 21 September 2018.

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