First listed on: 02 June 2019

CBIS Project Officer Capital Works

The Opportunity

  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Business and Infrastructure Services!
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

CSIRO has a complex property portfolio of owned and leased facilities that comprises over 1,000 buildings spread across more than 55 locations within Australia. These scientific and research facilities are diverse both in location and type.  CSIRO Business & Infrastructure Services (CBIS) is chartered with managing the services, maintenance and operation of all CSIRO’s scientific and research facilities. CBIS delivers strategic, estate management and capital works functions through its regional and state property management teams supported by its capital works team. CBIS’s strategy and operational activities align with CSIRO’s strategic direction and scientific activities.

The CBIS Capital Works Team delivers medium and major projects ranging from less than $1 million to major capital works up to $200 million. The projects include building construction, refurbishment and environmental sustainability works that are undertaken in a complex environment, with a focus on whole of life capital and operating costs. The Project Officer role requires the participation in various project activities, including significant engagement and communication with both internal and external stakeholders, and contractor/s, in a rapidly changing environment to deliver leading edge project outcomes. 

The Project Officer will work autonomously in the management and delivery of smaller projects and support the planning and delivery of medium and major capital projects, reporting to, and under the guidance of, the Project Manager.  The project will be based primarily at Clayton. The Project Officer may be required to undertake domestic travel periodically.

Your duties will include

  • Supporting the Project Manager to plan and deliver medium and major capital works projects on time, scope, budget and fit for purpose, as well as managing the delivery of smaller projects under the guidance of the Project Manager.
  • Managing the administrative aspects of projects including document management, minute taking, report writing, preparation of presentations and organisation of meetings.
  • Supporting the Project Manager with project delivery responsibilities including procurement, contract management, financial management and risk management. 
  • Assisting the Project Manager in developing project budgets and cost reports through the life of projects.
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and papers for consideration by project governance committees and the CSIRO Executive.
  • Supporting the development of user requirements through working collaboratively with user groups, consultants and the Project Manager.

Location: Clayton, VIC (Domestic travel may be required periodically)
Salary: AU$83K - AU$94K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term of 3 years
Reference: 60500

To be successful you will need

  • Demonstrated ability to engage with multiple stakeholders to achieve outcomes within agreed timeframes;
  • Experience in successful delivery of projects, including procurement, contract management and risk reporting;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet project objectives in respect to time, scope, cost, quality and safety
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management methodologies, health and safety legislation, and government procurement requirements;
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills that are adapted to the target audience;
  • Proven ability to think strategically and use sound judgement to make appropriate recommendations;
  • High level of experience in Microsoft office programs including Excel, Outlook and Word.
  • To currently hold or have the ability to hold an Australian Government security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 level.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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Applications Close

23:00 AEST 30 June 2019

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