Property Coordinator - Minor Works and Project - CSIRO - ResearchCareer

First listed on: 16 February 2021

Property Coordinator - Minor Works and Project


The Opportunity

  • Work with stakeholders to develop and lead Minor Works Projects
  • Use your project management skills to manage building and service upgrades
  • Join CSIRO and make a difference!

CSIRO has a complex property portfolio of owned and leased facilities that comprises over 1,000 buildings spread across 59 locations within Australia and in three countries overseas. These scientific research and office/administration facilities are diverse in ownership, type of property, age and condition. The property portfolio is managed by CSIRO’s Business and Infrastructure Services unit (CBIS) which has offices in each state.

CBIS is seeking a results-oriented, highly experienced project management specialist to join the team as a Property Coordinator – Minor Works and Projects. As the successful candidate, you will work collaboratively with stakeholders across CSIRO business units and a range of industry partners to manage the delivery of building and service upgrades by way of best practice project management. You will coordinate stakeholders, resources and budgets across the life of a project from initiation to completion, commissioning and operational handover and be responsible for delivering the projects up to a value of $5m on time and to budget whilst ensuring compliance to Australian building codes and standards. In addition, you will maintain the deferred maintenance register to accurately reflect the current status of building services and fabric across the State.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing and leading Minor Works Projects in WA, integrating property and science objectives and ensuring outcomes contribute to CSIRO's strategic directions.
  • Liaising with clients to determine their needs and being responsive and accountable for their satisfaction, correcting problems promptly and constructively.
  • Managing the planning, initiation and delivery of asset maintenance-related upgrades, replacements and minor works. 
  • Delivering projects on time, to budget, to specification and in line with compliance requirements by coordinating and facilitating stakeholder contributions, resources and budgets across the life of maintenance projects.
  • Establishing and maintaining internal and external stakeholder relationships to engage stakeholders and ensure asset maintenance management objectives are achieved.

Location: Perth (Kensington), WA
Salary: AU$98k - AU$106k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 71722

To be considered you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent work experience in Project Management in a relevant discipline area such as architecture, engineering, planning, construction, property or related areas.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in asset lifecycle modelling, asset replacement planning, project budgeting, program development and procurement of project contractors for critical infrastructure in a complex 24/7 operating environment.
  • Experience in effective project management, procurement and contract management, including planning, resource management and contractor compliance with the ability to work on a multitude of tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder and change management along with leadership, interpersonal and high-level communication skills. 
  • Proven skills and experience in effective risk management including identifying a range of risks, project continuation, delivery and commissioning impacts and risks, conducting risk assessments and implementing risk management measures. 
  • High-level proficiency in building management, scheduling and asset management systems including deferred maintenance systems along with a strong proficiency in utilising Microsoft applications and management systems. 
  • Working knowledge of relevant compliance requirements including building regulation, codes, standards, practices, accreditations, asset management frameworks and a commitment to continual improvement of skills and knowledge.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

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

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

8th March 2021, 11:00 pm AEDT