Project Planning Manager

Curtin University of Technology
March 20, 2024
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Job Reference: 1171450 About us Properties, Facilities & Development (PF&D) plays an important role in ensuring Curtin's campuses and physical assets support the University's vision to be a recognised global leader in research, education, and engagement. The PF&D team is responsible for delivering great places where people come first, and this position makes an important contribution to that achievement.

PF&D has a significant portfolio of capital projects that require strategic facilities planning. Projects range in complexity and size and typically involve the planning of Built Form, Urban Design and Public Realm developments.

The Opportunity An opportunity exists for a highly skilled Project Planning Manager to join our PF&D Planning team. Working closely with the Planning Portfolio Managers, you will be responsible for leading the planning of key projects. You will be involved in a diverse range of projects which will vary in size from small fit out projects to large planning-based activities.

This is a great opportunity where you will work with our talented and experienced team who specialise in Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainability, Space Management and Project Management. Come and join our high performing team, where you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a range of stakeholders and industry consultants.

Your new role The Project Planning Manager has the responsibility to oversee planning projects in accordance with the terms of PF&D's 3D Governance Structure and processes. The role involves a large degree of stakeholder engagement in order to define project scopes, develop programs and budgets, understand and communicate project parameters and limitations, and manage stakeholder expectations. The role requires a high degree of involvement throughout the life of the project ensuring that all stakeholders are kept informed and engaged. The successful respondent will need to have well-developed people skills and be experienced in navigating situations where projects have competing requirements, and managing communications and expectations when project parameters change.

In addition, the role requires that the successful respondent will have the capacity to understand a range of technical matters, particularly in the field of Science and Engineering, and be able to use this to develop scopes of work that will result in a successful built-form project. Experience in Architecture, Design, Project Management, or a related discipline would be highly desirable.

Some Key Duties

The following are some key responsibilities and accountabilities of a Project Planning Manager:

  • Develop and implement stakeholder management and liaison strategies.
  • Coordinate consultant procurement and contractual arrangements and assist with the management of consultants' performance and outputs.
  • Ensure all parties involved in the delivery of the University's Master Plan and Asset Management Plan understand Curtin's commitments, including Green Star Communities requirements and Development/Design and Delivery Guidelines.
  • Represent PF&D interests in internal and external forums as required.
  • Demonstrate the highest possible standards of professional and personal conduct as a member of the University community, modelling the University's Values and Signature Behaviours.
  • Undertake any other activities that are consistent with the responsibilities and accountabilities listed above.
  • Why choose Curtin?

  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end-of-trip facilities.
  • Vibrant campus with an array of food trucks, coffee shops and restaurants Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.
  • Great facilities on campus such as a gym, child care, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • Opportunity for ongoing career development.
  • Great workplace culture and work-life balance.
  • For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https: // To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Lee Jackson – Portfolio Manager, Project Planning at [email protected] We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us! Please provide a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

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    Applications close: 1pm Friday 1st of March 2024

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check. As this is a fixed-term contract, you will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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