Project Manager

  • James Cook University
  • Australia, QLD
  • May 22, 2023
Engineering Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics and beyond, through education and research that makes a difference locally, and globally, James Cook University (JCU) is looking to appoint a Project Manager. This is a full time, two (2) year fixed term opportunity that can either be based at the Cairns Nguma-bada campus or Bebegu Yumba campus in Townsville. An attractive remuneration package of up to $140,000 per annum (negotiable) is on offer, inclusive of 17% employer superannuation contributions and annual leave loading.


Delivering capital projects in support of the University’s strategic plan, you’ll be responsible for the planning and implementation of new complex building projects, extensions, refurbishments and infrastructure upgrades both on campus and at off-site locations of the University across JCU’s large geographical footprint. Working closely with the Manager, Capital Projects, you’ll resolve project related issues and provide day-to-day supervision of consultants and contractors working on projects as required.


As an experienced and professional project manager, you are committed to delivering high-quality, best practice and compliant outcomes in accordance with legislation, regulation, codes and standards. You are accustomed to negotiating with a variety of stakeholders including contractors, consultants and suppliers to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to meet requirements.

You are a proven communicator with sound negotiation and problem-solving skills with an eye for detail and an interest in emerging technologies for sustainable buildings. You are comfortable working in a large, complex organisational settings, balancing multiple priorities and timeframes.

Whilst not mandatory, it would be advantageous to be familiar with a variety of construction contract delivery models including managing contractor arrangements.


JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. Employee wellbeing is at the core of our values, and we support our people through the provision of flexible working conditions and many other exclusive benefits including; HOW TO APPLY
We'd love to hear from you! Click on Apply now and you will be redirected to the JCU Careers website.

Apply for Vacancy Reference Number 18435
Applications close 11 June at 11.59pm.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Nathan Shepherd on 0419 744 765 or via email[email protected]

James Cook University encourages people from all backgrounds who meet role requirements to apply. We value and celebrate the diversity of our community and are committed to ensuring our learning and working environment is safe and welcoming.


Higher Education : Professional