The Department of Finance is a unique central government agency, influencing whole-of-government policy and strategy whilst also delivering a range of important services for the community. Through this unusual blend of policy development and service delivery, Finance is ideally positioned to enable government to achieve cost-effective, quality outcomes for Western Australians.
Our values-based culture guides us – it reflects who we are and how we go about our business. We want our people to be inspiring and influential; passionate and committed; honest and respectful; and bold and innovative.
The Department of Finance aims to create and maintain a productive, vibrant and safe workplace where people make a real difference. We value diversity and foster an inclusive work environment where employees are genuinely engaged and enabled to successfully balance work and other life commitments through flexible work arrangements. We seek to adopt new technologies that allow our employees to work smarter and create a workplace that is more agile, collaborative and productive.
There has never been a more exciting and opportune time to work at the Department of Finance and to be part of the future of Western Australia.
About The Role:
Through its regional offices, the Department of Finance, Building Management and Works provides comprehensive and professional project management, procurement and contracting services to agencies in regional Western Australia, with the added focus of supporting regional suppliers.
The services encompass the facilitation of the delivery of building maintenance services, the provision of contracting and management advice, the management of improvement and major works projects, and the assistance with long term planning for both services and assets, along with the procurement of goods and services for regional government agencies.
Reporting to the Regional Manager, this role sits within Building Management and Works providing services and support to agencies and suppliers in regional Western Australia. The role is responsible for providing comprehensive and professional building infrastructure project delivery including the project management of medium
to large risk and medium large value projects, focusing on maintaining effective stakeholder engagement.
Robust leadership skills are required to manage project teams of in-house and private sector professionals in order to plan, deliver and maintain buildings for Government to the highest standard.
Some travel, including overnight stay(s) will be required in this role.
The ideal candidate will have an appreciation of challenges that exist in the delivery of projects (primarily building and construction), maintenance and related services within a regional environment, operating across a large and dispersed geographical area.
You will use your extensive leadership and management skills to guide and support the Department’s service delivery outcomes with a team dispersed across two locations (Karratha and South Hedland) and have a proven track record dealing with trades and subcontractors.
The Senior Project Manager (Pilbara) operates with a great deal of autonomy, is expected to ensure adherence to the department’s management systems and processes and is required to be the face of the Department in interactions with client agencies and contractors.
How to Apply:
Submit the following in MS word or PDF format only:
- Resume outlining your current and previous experience and achievements.
- Covering letter of no more than two (2) pages, demonstrating your ability to contribute to our values and meet the following “essential” work related requirements of the role (outlined on page 4 of the JDF):
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise and consult effectively at senior levels in the private and public sectors.
- Extensive leadership and management experience.
A clear demonstration of the Department’s values is a prerequisite for all appointments.
If you think you have what it takes to be a part of our dynamic and forward thinking team, Click on the “Apply for Job” button at the top/bottom of the screen.
Further Job Related Information:
Currently there is one (1) permanent full-time position available for filling located in Karratha or South Hedland. Whilst this selection process will initially be used to appoint to this advertised vacancy, it may also be used to appoint to similar positions that may arise in the Northern Region (Kimberley and Pilbara) within the next twelve (12) months on a full-time, permanent or fixed-term basis with the possibility of further extension(s) and/or permanency.
For further information about the position, please contact Rowan Acton on (08) 9194 9711 (not to be contacted for Applicant Information Packs or assistance with lodging your application).
Please refer to the Applicant Information Pack and Job Description Form (JDF) for full position details as these documents will assist you with the preparation of your application.
Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
You may need to provide documentation to substantiate claims regarding any qualifications listed on your covering letter and/or resume.
If you experience difficulties downloading these documents, please call (08) 6557 8181 and quote the position number to obtain an Applicant Information Pack.