City of Palmerston
Project Lead

Posted: 04 May
Closes: 01 Jun


  • Future Focused, Modern, dynamic and contemporary working environment
  • Full time Ongoing Level 8 ($109,765.12 - $115,110.17) plus Super
  • Six weeks annual leave, Plus a wide range of employee benefits!
About us

Our council presents an exciting opportunity for people seeking a dynamic, progressive and fast-paced organisation.

We have developed a positive workplace culture where collaboration and personal development are core components.

Ours is a genuine commitment to making a tangible impact on the community through a role offering both purpose and stability.

Invest in your own professional and personal growth and be a real contributor to the experience of the Palmerston community.

There is a sense of pride in the work we do and what we can achieve together for the people of Palmerston.

Coming together with like-minded people is energising and engaging – you know when you apply yourself you can make a difference that matters.

We see investing in our people as an investment in our community.

Our Commitment to You and Our Customers

At CoP we value

  • Teamwork
  • Commitment and Accountability
  • Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency
  • Quality Resources
  • A culture of Continuous improvement

In addition to our focus on culture, values, and behaviours, we embed our Customer Service Charter in everything we do both internally and externally. The pillars of our Customer Service Charter are:

  • Make it easy for customer
  • Perform with pride
  • Listen, learn and act
  • Evaluate and improve

About the Opportunity

Working with the Senior Projects Manager and collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams, the Project Lead has the key responsibilities of;

  • Program development and delivery of Minor (<$100,000) and Major (>$100,000) Capital works
  • Capital works forward programming to support Council’s Asset Management Plans
  • Project and contractor management

About you

To be considered for this role, you should have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management or equivalent, with at least five years relevant experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in procurement and contract management
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, involving managing projects from initiation to delivery and handover.
  • Highly developed communication skills including the ability to convey and impart information in an easy-to-understand format, including verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Current White Card or the ability to obtain a White Card.
  • Experience in the function of local government and its governance requirements (desirable).
What you receive:

  • Competitive leave entitlement with 6 weeks Annual leave a year
  • Training & Professional Development opportunities
  • A great team who will support you to achieve professionally and personally
  • Access to wellbeing initiatives and Employee Assistance Program


At City of Palmerston, we embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

To Apply:

To view a copy of the position description and to 'Apply' please see below.

Applications Close: Friday, 31 May 2024