Contract Officer

  • Accountable for assisting the management of multi-million-dollar maintenance contracts and complex maintenance projects
  • You play a key role planning and coordinating the delivery of works and services, verification of payment claims, site inspections, plus data analysis and reporting.
  • Potts Hill location

At Sydney Water, were passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

About us

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve.

About the role

Help us innovate to meet the challenges of our growing cities as a Contract Officer. You play a key role planning and coordinating the delivery of works and services, verification of payment claims, site inspections, plus data analysis and reporting.

  • Following Sydney Water contract management policies and procedures, and ensure contracts and project delivery meet compliance, probity, audit and statutory requirements
  • Assign work to contractors and internal crews, coordinate activities between multiple stakeholders and monitor completion
  • Conduct contract and project audits and site inspections for safety, environment and quality parameters on a risk based frequency
  • Regularly required to assess site specifics with job details, and determine most cost effective method to complete the works, meeting customer and stakeholder requirements.
  • Continuous improvement mindset required to create new and better ways of doing things. Applies to individual jobs, own processes for managing the contractors, and can also apply to investigating and utilising new technologies through our contractors
  • Contribute to procurement activities, variations and contract extensions
  • Establish and maintain working relationships as well as contractor equivalents such as Project Engineers, Supervisors, and their crews.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Internal clients such as Networks or Civil Delivery staff, and liaison with representatives from admin, H&S, Environment team, Procurement, Finance, and peers within the Networks Services Team
  • Mentor, train, and develop junior staff.

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering or Science, and/or 3+ years relevant contract / project management experience, and/or relevant water industry construction or maintenance experience
  • Ability to form strong, positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, with a genuine customer focus
  • Knowledge in contract and project management, including an understanding of compliance, probity and audit requirements and how they relate to commercial contracts
  • Knowledge of the types of civil maintenance and services work being delivered
  • Very good written and verbal communications skills, including listening and interpretation
  • Ability to apply time management principles to ensure timeframes are met.
  • Commitment to drive safety improvements with our delivery partners.

Please see the position description for the roles full accountabilities.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role.

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team wholl appreciate what you bring to the table. Youll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHires Terms, Privacy Policy and Sydney Waters Privacy Collection Statement - Job Application

04/11/2019 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Engineering
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