Senior Works Coordinator Short Description
The Senior Works Coordinator (SWC) will manage the construction component of the TEU, including overseeing the infrastructure project managers (IPMs) and coordinating and managing all TEU infrastructure delivery activities across PNG. The Role
The Works Coordinator will be responsible for:
- The overall coordination, management and oversight of the Australian Government funded construction activities delivered through the TEU. This will include input to scoping, the development of design documentation, request for tenders, tender evaluation assessment and reporting, management of design consultants, and supervision of construction contracts through to completion.
- Oversight of the design management for Highlands Earthquake Program activities, Yangoru School and other activities as required.
- Ensuring implementation of all TEU safeguard strategies during construction activities.
- Working with Government of Australia (GoA) and stakeholders; identify and prioritise works, ascertain required technical inputs, identify project specific requirement, develop initial project planning and delivery strategies, conduct and support site assessments, and coordinate preparation of financial arrangements and cost estimates for the works.
- Working closely with other long and short term advisors and contractors to ensure that, where possible, all works complement and add value to the longer term strategic activities of the TEU.
- Working closely with long and short terms advisors and contractors to ensure Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) is appropriately managed in accordance with specifications of the TEU contract and annexes.
- Overseeing the inputs and outputs of the Infrastructure Project Managers (IPMs), and managing performance issues.
- Overseeing and managing safety processes, including insuring the Security and Safety Plans and procedures for each activity are adhered to by the Infrastructure Project Managers.
- Liaising with end-users and the Facilities Management Adviser to develop systems and personnel capacity in Facilities Management to assist in the ongoing maintenance of the built assets.
Please copy paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria:
https://www.cardno.com/media/3828/teu-snr-works-coordinator_tor-jan-2019.pdf About You
The successful candidate will have at a minimum the following core competencies:
- At least 15 years’ senior construction management experience on complex building projects within the Pacific Region.
- Experience in undertaking contract administration of Australian Standard contracts or similar (AS4000 and AS4906).
- Experience in procurement of goods, works and services relating to infrastructure/construction projects.
- Experience delivering infrastructure projects in remote areas.
- Experience in managing, on the clients behalf, design consultants subcontractors and an excellent understanding of the design management process.
- Experience in the preparation of infrastructure tender documentation, contracts and plans in accordance with AS contract procedures.
- Experience and knowledge of managing the entire project management and procurement cycle. Preferably solid knowledge of MS Project or equivalent.
- Architecture, Project/Construction Management or Civil Engineering degree or other qualifications relevant to the field.
- Experience working with donors and governments in developing countries.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively at a range of administrative levels in a cross-cultural setting.
- Ability to mentor and train counterparts in facilities management.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including cross-cultural experience.
- Strong oral and written communication skills. A high level of proficiency in English is required. (The ability to speak PNG/ Melanesian Tok Pisin is desirable).
- Understanding of, and commitment to, capacity development and skills transfer activities including demonstrated experience and capacity to provide colleagues with supportive advice and strengthening through mentoring and modelling.
- Commitment to participatory ways of working.
- Understanding of gender and development issues (desirable).
- Previous experience working in country (desirable).
This position is classified under DFAT’s Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) as Discipline C, Level 4 and will be offered at a level commensurate to the successful candidates’ experience relevant to the role. To access the ARF rates, please copy and paste the following link: https://bit.ly/2pWN5TW Why join Cardno?
Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.
By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook. How to apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Click the "apply" button to submit your application online with the reference number EMR/SF/TEU/SWC by 03/02/2019, local time. Your application must include the following:
- Your CV; and
- A cover letter addressing the selection criteria.
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