City of Hobart
Senior Project Manager (9800)

Posted: 03 Apr
Closes: 29 Apr


Unit: Programming & Delivery
Division: Connected City
 Council Centre
Employment status:
Permanent Full-time
Municipal Officer Level 5
Hobart City Council Enterprise Agreement 2021
Salary range:
$112,568 to $146,335 per annum + 12.5% superannuation. 

  • Competitive wages plus 12.5% superannuation
  • Work with a professional team in Local Government.
  • Be part of Hobart’s vision for a creative, connected and resilient capital city.

About the role

The role is crucial for the overall success of City of Hobart's capital works program, as it plays a key part in implementing an end-to-end project management framework and defined methodologies. The candidate will ensure a seamless and agile execution of capital projects, contributing significantly to the city's development and infrastructure enhancement. 

Role accountabilities include: 

  • Understanding and aligning with organisational strategy to achieve Council objectives and community aspirations.
  • Conducting research for informed, aligned decisions integrated across the organisation.
  • Aligning work with strategic plans and budgets to deliver on City Plan and Greater Hobart 2050.
  • Appling understanding of the political, social, and legal environment to all actions.
  • Providing high-level advice, communication and interaction with all stakeholders.
  • Identifying strategic threats and opportunities.
  • Leading by example, embodying City of Hobart's values and management behaviours.
  • Inspiring a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and service excellence.
  • Fostering cross-divisional cooperation for high-quality community outcomes.
  • Supporting City Project Office in aligning with strategic policy direction for city development.
  • Developing, mentoring, and empowering staff to foster leadership capacity and high performance.

Learn more about the role in the position description: Senior Project Manager Position Description

About you

The ideal candidate for this position should possess a Bachelor's Degree in Project Management or Civil Engineering (or equivalent) and demonstrate extensive senior-level experience in project management methodologies, particularly in contract administration. They should have a proven track record of delivering projects on time, within budget, and meeting quality standards. Additionally, the candidate should excel in writing complex reports and technical documents tailored to various stakeholders, while also leading customer-centric service models. Effective engagement with government agencies, industry stakeholders, and advocacy activities are essential, aligned with strategic goals. Furthermore, the candidate should exhibit leadership qualities, fostering a high-performance culture through mentorship and inclusive approaches. Experience in civil construction, including mid to large-scale projects in "brown field" environments, as well as a thorough understanding of building standards, safety regulations, and environmental considerations, is crucial for this role. 

About us

The City of Hobart offers something for everyone, with connections between nature, history, culture, businesses and each other. We are proud to provide a range of services and facilities that support the wellbeing, safety and participation of the community as well as continuously look to improve and embrace new approaches to achieve better outcomes for all. With an industrious and diversified economy, wherever your skills, talents and passions lie, we can offer you the opportunity to have a rewarding career with ongoing learning and development opportunities.

We recognise contributions to our workforce and offer:

  • Above Award wages and Employer Superannuation at 12.5% with salary sacrifice options.
  • Flexible work arrangements including the option to apply for a nine-day fortnight.
  • A wide range of paid leave entitlements.
  • Health and Wellness programs, including onsite gyms.
  • Discounted membership at Hobart Aquatic Centre.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave after 12 months of service.
  • An Employee Assistance Program that offers onsite visits.
  • Corporate Health Plan discounts with BUPA, St. Lukes and Medibank.

Learn more about what the City of Hobart can offer you.

The City of Hobart is committed to building an inclusive community and workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages and identities.

City of Hobart has a strong commitment to health and safety. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment background checks. These will include reference checks, National Police History record check, and Medical Assessment including drug and alcohol testing.

Learn more about our vision, mission and values.

How to apply

If you require any further information specific to this role please contact Mao Cheng, Manager Programming & Delivery, on 03 6238 2903 or email

All applications must be made in the online portal, and you can save your application as you progress through the stages until you submit your final application. If you have any issues with submitting your application, please email details of the issue to Please note that we do not accept applications after the position has closed so if you have issues submitting your application, please contact us prior to the closing time.

Before you begin

You will need to read the position description prior to commencing your application as you will be required to address the key duties, skills and knowledge for this role in 600 words or less.

Please ensure you have copies of your resume, qualification/s, and your Driver Licence ready to attach at the end of your application.

Selection process

Candidates are initially selected for interview based on the details provided in their application.

The City of Hobart assesses all applications based on merit.

Positions are filled, based on how well the successful candidate meets the requirements of the position.

Learn more about the selection process on our website.

Applications close 11:59 pm Monday 29 April 2024.