Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia

Construction Engineering Manager

Spotlight Preferred
City of Canning
Cannington, Western Australia, Australia
21 days ago


Develop and drive construction excellence across a progressive Tier 1 Council

With over 94,000 residents and 9000 local businesses, the City of Canning aims to be a welcoming and thriving city, giving our people an opportunity to thrive through work that truly makes a difference! Commencing 31 January 2022, we now have an excellent opportunity for a Construction Engineering Manager to join the Build Canning team on a full-time, maximum-term basis to 29 January 2027.

Impact the Community in a Big Way!

The Construction Engineering Manager is responsible for constructing and maintaining the City's built transport environment and leads a team that delivers civil engineering infrastructure projects, road maintenance, stormwater drainage, path infrastructure, asset inspection services, and traffic management plan approvals. Reporting to the Manager Build Canning and ensuring that the City operates in accordance with legislation, policy and best practice standards, this position performs duties such as:

  • Developing and driving excellence in road, path and drainage civil construction projects across the City, promoting the use of innovative and sustainable construction materials, technology, processes, and construction resource recovery initiatives.
  • Ensuring construction projects are delivered within time, budget and to agreed design parameters.
  • Scoping, managing and evaluating projects and implementing performance frameworks to monitor and report on operational performance and risks.
  • Leading the business unit by providing strong leadership and demonstrating commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of all administrative staff, day labour force and contractors.
  • Developing and managing the forward works capital plan construction programme annual works budgets and input to the City Long Term Financial Plan.
  • Providing expert technical and operational advice to the Manager Build Canning and the Executive Leadership team.

The successful applicant will enjoy:

  • An opportunity to develop and manage key capital infrastructure projects across the City.
  • A genuine culture that encourages authenticity, resiliency, collaboration, and creativity.
  • 19 Day Month.
  • Full gym membership across our Cannington and Riverton Leisureplexes.
  • $137,850 - $154,350 per annum + super + City vehicle.

To be successful, you must have:

  • Qualifications in Civil Engineering, or surveying with a strong civil construction background.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills; able to develop support staff and a day labour force to ensure achievement of business unit objectives.
  • Exceptional project management skills across the full project life-cycle with emphasis on managing risks and evaluating progress to ensure timely delivery of project outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement safe working systems and behaviours in employees/teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in specification writing, tendering procedures, contract administration and budget control, including an understanding of financial and accounting concepts related to budget development and project cost management for civil construction projects.

Applicants must also have a current "C" class driver's licence, and be able to provide a satisfactory (within six months) National Police Clearance Certificate.

Canning welcomes you to apply:

Please visit our Careers website where you can access the position description and apply for the position. To submit an application, you will need to provide two attachments being your resume and cover letter.

For a confidential enquiry please contact Reuben Thom on 08 9231 0727. Reference 65-2122.

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 26 November 2021. We reserve the right to contact applicants and close the advertising period early.

At the City of Canning, one person can, and does, make a difference every day!

The City of Canning is a "Welcoming and Thriving" place to live and work. We believe that engaging people with diverse backgrounds and all abilities will assist in delivering superior services to our community and are committed to the principles of equal opportunity for all.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59687505
  • Location:
    Cannington, Western Australia, Australia
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Position Title: Construction Engineering Manager
  • Company Name: City of Canning
  • Industry: Local
  • Application Expiry Date: 26 Nov 2021
  • Job Type: Managers
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