Site Manager

Waagner-Biro Austria Stage Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of stage equipment. As an employer, we offer not only an attractive working environment but also the opportunity of working on highly exciting, challenging projects and becoming a member of a skilled team.

Waagner-Biro Austria Stage Systems is currently searching to fill a Site Manager position located in Melbourne.  The Site Manager will work in all areas involving mechanical engineering.

The tasks of this role include the following:

  • Overall responsibility for installation works on-site - ensuring quality, schedule, safety and cost
  • Supports the set-up and preparation of work sites
  • Coordination, monitoring and supervision of all on-site works and services contracted to WB Stage.
  • Pro-active communication with client, partners, authorities, consultants, sub-contractors, other contractors regarding site and project related matters
  • Coordination with sub-contractors, clients, main contractors (or similar) and other third parties which execute works on-site
  • Reporting to and coordination with Project Manager on all site specific topics
  • Management of all WB Stage related human resources on-site
  • Responsibility for compliance of all WB Stage related personnel and sub-contractors and their workers with the Work Health and Safety measures defined in the site safety plan
  • Environmental management and compliance with all relevant environmental requirements
  • Monitoring, reporting and adjusting the installation schedule
  • Management of work equipment, personal protective equipment, storage and welfare facilities
  • Site related contract management and claim management
  • Quality Assurance: Coordination, management and documentation of all measures defined in the quality plan
  • Over-all responsibility for commissioning, (load) testing, third party approval and client approval
  • Management of non-conformities
  • Close site after final hand-over to client
  • Maintain Petty Cash for on-site purchasing
  • Coordination of deliveries to site and on-site
  • Local purchasing of equipment and services
  • Management of human resources on-site (including: Supervisors Mechanical and Electrical, Site Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, Control Systems Engineer)
  • Purchasing and hiring of equipment, consumables using site petty cash
  • Negotiations with client regarding schedule, progress and quality of erection / installation, final inspection; claims for additional costs in agreement with project management

Skills and experience required for the position:

  • Mechanical engineering background with commercial experience
  • At least 5 years' experience in the field of mechanical engineering. Experience in stage engineering and relevant training in special stage machinery is a plus.
  • At least 3 years experience as Site Manager or Project Manager at complex international projects in the field of mechanical engineering
  • Experience with working on supplier side, reporting to general contractor preferred
  • Fluent English and German is a must, any other language is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan character, team player with well- developed communication skills
  • Structured working style
  • Ability to design a site safety plan and work method statements
  • Ability to read, interpret technical drawings, MS Office
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills

As regular oral and written communication with head office in Vienna will be required, an application that demonstrates the applicant's proficiency in German is sought.


16/06/2020 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 Construction
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