Project Officer – Capital Works at CSIRO

  • Project Manager Jobs, Administrative Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 1 month ago
  • Canberra, Australia
  • Shift Full-Time

Job Description

Project Officer – Capital Works at CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation

The Opportunity


  • ​​​​​​Join team CSIRO and help make the impossible possible!

  • Help deliver capital works projects! 

  • Join a supportive work environment with up to 15.4% Super 


As our Project Officer you will support the planning and delivery of medium and major capital works projects, including construction, refurbishment and environmental sustainability projects. These projects are undertaken in a complex environment, with a focus on whole of life capital and operating costs. The role requires you to participate in various project activities, including working closely across key stakeholder and contractor groups, in a rapidly changing environment to deliver leading edge project outcomes.


You will be vital in helping deliver capital works projects across the national property portfolio, whilst working closely with state and regional managers.


Join team CSIRO and support world class science to operate seamlessly, why wait, apply now! 

Your duties will include:

  • Support CBIS Project Managers to plan and deliver capital works projects on time, on budget, and fit for purpose 

  • Assist with project delivery responsibilities including procurement, contract management, financial management, risk management and reporting 

  • Assist in the preparation of reports and papers for consideration by project governance committees and the CSIRO Executive 

  • Manage the administrative aspects of projects including document management, minute taking, report writing, preparation of presentations and organisation of meetings 

  • Develop productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to enhance project outcomes, and contribute to the implementation of change management strategies utilising strong relationship, collaboration and influencing skills and experience 

  • Participate as a member of CBIS in the development and implementation of best-practice methodologies, procedures and tools to deliver projects and CSIRO strategic objectives. 

  • Assist project managers prepare for the presentation of capital works projects to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.


Location: Black Mountain, Canberra ACT

Salary: AU$89,680 – AU$101,459 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite 

Reference: 91757

To be considered you will need:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders and work to achieve outcomes within agreed timeframes. 

  • Experience in project management, particularly in the planning and successful delivery of project objectives in regards to time, cost, quality and safety. 

  • Demonstrated experience in the effective use of project management tools, systems and strategies. 

  • Proven ability to think strategically and use sound judgement to make appropriate recommendations. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of project management methodologies, contract management, health and safety legislation, and government procurement requirements; 

  • Highly developed stakeholder management skills to build and maintain strong working relationships, and the capability to support change across user groups and the organisation

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Experience in the planning and delivery of capital works projects, especially in a scientific, university and/or public sector environment 

  • Knowledge of the compliance and regulatory requirements of scientific facilities.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia’s national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

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