Project Manager - Open Space

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Work type: Permanent Full-time
Location: Knox Civic Centre
Categories: Parks and Gardens

About the Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join the Open Space and Landscape Design Team. As our new Project Manager you will liaise across a range of council services to support the delivery of the Open Space Team’s Program.

This is an excellent opportunity to lead the delivery of a significant number of projects in the open space and community infrastructure space. Projects will include construction of our regional playspace upgrades and masterplan implementation works.

This is a full time permanent role based at our Civic Centre however we can offer a range of flexible work options for the right candidate.

This is a Band 7 classified role; remuneration will be $100,461.07 - $112,669.68 (depending on experience) plus superannuation in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee.

What you will need to thrive

In order to be thrive in this position you will have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to displaying the organisation’s values.
  • Ability to analyse problems and make informed decisions on a day to day basis.
  • Demonstrated skills in financial and budget management.
  • Strong organisational and process documentation skills.
  • Ability to develop project briefs, undertake feasibility studies, oversee and drive the development of concept plans and detailed designs.
  • Ability to manage landscape architects and other specialist consultants on a day to day basis without supervision.
  • Ability to supervise contractors for landscape and civil works, ensuring projects are delivered within budget, quality and time constraints.
  • Strong contract management skills.
  • Strong consultation and liaison skills including the ability to consult with the public, key stakeholders and various external providers.
  • Written communication skills in the preparation of reports, correspondence and contract documents.

Why Us

Making a difference to others and our community is at the heart of everything we do at Knox. We are inspired by empowering our diverse community inside and out to thrive and prosper through our values: ‘Make a difference daily’, ‘Inspire and Facilitate success’, ‘Think big act bold, and ‘Do what is right not what is easy’. Our vision and values make us a forward thinking, adaptive and collaborative organisation constantly evolving to match the needs of the community.


Our benefits include a flexible and hybrid workplace including accrued days off, opportunities for learning and development, a focus on wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program, wellbeing initiatives and reward and recognition programs.

For further information on this role please contact Sierra Slater on 03 9298 8810.

Review the full position description now via our Knox City Council Careers Page

To apply please provide a resume and brief cover letter demonstrating you have what is needed to thrive in this role.

Apply by: 17/08/2022

The successful candidate (in accordance with the Pandemic Orders) will be required to demonstrate evidence that they comply with current mandatory vaccination requirements.

Knox Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Position Description

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