About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

We are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and we value integrity, innovation, collaboration and respect.

AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides their effective environmental management and contributes to our understanding of similar ecosystems around the world. Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians and supports the sustainable use our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf, and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS expert teams at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to world-class infrastructure, unique data-sets, cutting-edge laboratories and a fleet of modern research vessels. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About this Opportunity

As a key member of AIMS Facilities and Supply team, our Facilities Project Officer provides high level project support for the Institute’s capital works program across all AIMS facilities, by ensuring the effective and timely management of project tasks; that project documentation is complete and appropriately managed; and that project costs are monitored and controlled. In this role, your focus will be on the coordination of Capital Infrastructure projects for new installations and refurbishments of AIMS facilities by coordinating the procurement of goods and services, including the development of Expressions of Interest documentation, evaluation of tenders and raising purchase orders. Additionally, you will supervise a small highly productive team, which at times will include external contractors, and you will also take on the responsibilities of the Secretary to the Tender Board and contact for AIMS Procurements of goods and services to ensure compliance to AIMS Procurement Policy and Commonwealth Procurement rules. 

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions which are detailed in our Enterprise Agreement 2020 – 2023. The successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 4 salary ($85,970 to $97,833 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Commuter Car arrangements available
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, permanent opportunity
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland
  • On-site Gym and Fitness Passport available

About You

Relying on your Certificate IV in Project Management and/or extensive construction background, where you obtained substantial experience in major Infrastructure projects, you will have the proven capabilities for coordinating team activities as well as completing task such as creating and updating project schedules and budgets with the ability to identify and manage project delays and cost overruns. Your talent for engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders, which is founded on your confident and courteous interpersonal skills and your well-developed written communication capabilities, will enable you to take a collaborative approach to the development of functional requirements briefs, co-ordination of consultant in providing detailed design and tender documentation. Your success in this role is also highly dependent on your systems/technological knowledge and experience which will enable you to maximise the capabilities of a range of project management and technical software packages such as Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD viewer, Primavera, Visio, and TechnologyOne Integrated System Program modules.

Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the Department of Home Affairs relevant policies.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download from the link below. If, after reviewing the Candidate Information Pack, particularly the position description and selection criteria, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in receiving an application from you.

To ensure that you application is given fair and full consideration, you must include statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description which is detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Our Recruitment Application Guide, which you can download via the link below, provides you with general information on our recruitment and selection process, including application requirements.

Submitting your application: Prior to clicking on the APPLY NOW button below, please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria response statements, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries can be directed to Andrew Blair at a.blair@aims.gov.au.

Applications close: Monday, 20-September 2021 (Midnight, AEST)

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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