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Project Manager

Organisation : Housing Choices Australia

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Project Management

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 120000 to 130000

Application closing date : 30 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Housing Choices Australia

Join us and share our Vision:

‘All people affordably housed in neighborhoods that support life opportunities’

Housing Choices Australia (Housing Choices) is a leading and growing national not-for-profit housing provider. Our goal is to ensure that people are housed in inclusive communities and to create homes that encourage a sense of belonging. We own and/or manage more than 7,000 homes, accommodating over 8500 tenants across Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia. 

We provide a culture that supports individuals to be their best, with opportunities for personal and career development. We are committed to cultivating an equal, diverse, and inclusive environment for our staff, residents, and stakeholders. 

About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a 24 month fixed term period for a Project Manager to join our growing Property Development Team.  Reporting to the Development Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for delivering housing development projects for Housing Choices including undertaking preliminary works and managing the implementation throughout all aspects of the process from design to successful handover with a particular focus on significant multi-residential upgrade projects.

The successful candidate will have significant experience with multi-residential upgrade projects and be able to deliver strategic development projects considering the broader development environment, innovative funding, joint venture and partner offers and be able to secure future development opportunities, potentially as part of consortiums.

You must have an in-depth understanding, gained through experience, of grants, EOIs, tender writing, feasibility studies, heritage, and other studies, to be able to deliver to large-scale growth projects, with a focus on the Public Housing Renewal Program.

We are therefore seeking a Project Manager who can understand design, procurement, scope of works, the planning phase of programmes as well as be commercial astute.  A sound knowledge of project management techniques and experience in the planning and delivery of projects to agreed scope, time and cost is essential to the success of this role as well as your high level conceptual, analytical and communication skills.

About You:

  • Manage the design and process of projects, including architectural and engineering design and facilitating and assessing relevant cost estimates.
  • Experience leading significant multi-residential upgrade projects
  • An understanding of a projects full lifecycle within the commercial sector in medium to large scale projects
  • Commercial Project Management experience including systematic assessment, development, monitoring and review of projects, consultant inputs, with significant focus on planning and delivery of built form and community outcomes.
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills and experience in liaising with consultants and stakeholders to develop design briefs, costings and submissions to local government town planners.
  • Facilitate as necessary community consultation with respect to proposed projects.
  • Negotiate commercial terms with development partners within delegated authorities.
  • Administer construction contracts with successful contractors following tender evaluation and manage delivery across the design and build phases
  • High level conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external
  • Drive the implementation of quality control measures to ensure that the quality of project plans and proposals are of the highest standard, in accordance with HCA values, budget, policies and best practice.
  • Experience in managing teams, project budgets and client relationships.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in an appropriate discipline and PRINCE 2 (practitioner preferred), or PMP, or Reg PM qualifications

We are seeking someone with sound technical skills and knowledge combined with a collaborative and flexible partnering style and strong commitment to our vision and mission.

How to apply

Position Description : PD_Project Manager CURRENT Oct 2021

What we offer in return

  • A day off on your birthday
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging for living expenses, meal, and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Recognition program 
  • Salary Continuance Insurance
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave

Please note that it is a minimum requirement of this position that all appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History or Police Check conducted by Housing Choices Australia and the successful post holder to:

  • Agree and undergo any other employment screening as required by Housing Choices – including but not restricted to Working with Children or Vulnerable Persons and NDIS Worker (this will be as applicable based on the state location and/or function of the role)
  • Agree and comply with Child Safety policies and procedures
  • Provide a current driver’s license and willingness to travel across Housing Choices’ locations, if and as required.
  • Provide evidence of current and full COVID-19 vaccination status or have valid proof of medical exemption – we are covered by COVID-19 vaccine mandates in most of the States we operate in

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Marguerite Cokalis, Business Partner, People & Culture on 03 8636 9433.  

To find out more about us, the role and the excellent benefits and conditions we offer, please visit our website. Applicants must apply by clinking on this LINK and include a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position as outlined in the position description. A copy of the Position Description is available on HCA website, For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Marguerite Cokalis – Business Partner People and Culture on 03 8636 9433.

Housing Choices reserves the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately. This opportunity is only open to candidates with appropriate legal working rights within Australia. Housing Choices recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce. We celebrate and respect our people’s differences and are committed to being inclusive. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and persons with a disability to apply.

Applications Close:  Monday, 30 May 2022


Please quote in application: Project Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Project_Management
Sector: #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing


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