Location: World Square, 680 George Street, Sydney (agile working environment with a hybrid of work-from-home and office)
Commencement Date: Immediate Start (or by negotiation)
Closing Date: Thursday, 7 July 2022
Capacity: Permanent, Full-time
Number of positions: 1

About Us

Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students, 10,000 staff, and a large alumni community.

We are an inclusive organisation looking for people who have the willingness to respect, support, and uphold the mission, ethos, and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools.

About the role

Reporting to Supervisor: Project Delivery, the position of Project Officer will be responsible for managing multiple capital works (up to 10 projects or $100m at a time in various stages of development) programmes from concept development to project completion; ensuring that projects are managed in accordance with the standards set by SCS, safety, timelines, budgets and legislative requirements. 

As a Project Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • working closely with the Program Specialist in planning, design and delivery of capital works projects on time and within budget
  • developing innovative and effective solutions for the design and delivery of school capital works projects including new schools, expansion and refurbishment of existing schools
  • assessing School Work Requests against the SCS criteria and the SCS Strategic Plan
  • managing stakeholder engagement, expectations and communication with schools and local communities, councils and authorities to develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships
  • procuring and managing consultants to plan, develop and implement works ensuring the projects delivered to budget with appropriate management of risks, safety and relevant legislative frameworks
  • collaborating with the SCS Asset Maintenance team to ensure a smooth transition of new assets for ongoing maintenance in accordance with relevant legislation and maintenance planning
  • managing the end-to-end capital building projects, including:
    • providing project management services, including feasibility and preparing business cases in conjunction with schools
    • design development
    • establishing and adhering to budgets
    • tendering
    • engaging with Consultants and contractors
    • reviewing documentation
    • overseeing construction, on time and on budget
    • managing stakeholders and mitigating project risks
    • attending meetings with schools
    • safety of work. 
  • producing project documents for projects including but not limited to contracts, finance approval documents, PFM entries and status reports
  • managing projects through the SCS project and finance systems
  • coordinating the planning and implementation of projects by developing and maintaining project plans and deliverables using appropriate project management tools and techniques
  • coordinating external and internal working groups on specific projects and providing assistance across internal departments on project development
  • ensuring all financial undertakings are performed with regard to probity and in accordance with the SCS Policy
  • any other duties as directed from time to time.

About you

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Architecture or Project Management or related discipline
  • extensive experience (5 years’) working in the building industry in one or more of the following areas; design, architecture and construction
  • extensive computer experience including the Google platform and spreadsheets, Microsoft Suite and Finance Systems
  • experience as a project manager or is able to demonstrate underlying knowledge and practical experience using project management software to coordinate the tracking of progress of the delivery of construction projects in collaboration with a range of stakeholders
  • experience in managing data and document management, able to develop and implement document management strategies
  • experience in collaborating in teams with a shared focus to deliver innovative capital works projects
  • highly effective communication skills (oral/written) and the ability to build effective working relationships with stakeholders.

In addition, the successful candidate must have:

  • a good understanding of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and NCC
  • current driver’s licence and be able to travel across Sydney
  • experience in design development of schools.

What We Offer

  • flexible working arrangements/hybrid workplace
  • offering competitive base salary + super and salary packaging
  • the ability to build your career in a multi-disciplined business environment 
  • a supportive team committed to work-life balance.

Application Process

To apply for this position please click APPLY NOW and follow the prompts.

For any internal candidates please apply via your ‘Careers tile’ in Employee Self Service.

To support your application, you will be required to provide:

  • your current resume
  • cover letter highlighting your experience in meeting the responsibilities of this role.

If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (8am-5pm Mon-Fri) and quote position number 2241.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. Also, as a permanent position, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.


Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, students and school communities. In line with SCS’ COVID-19 Policy, all staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or subsequent variants) or have an approved medical contraindication which prevents them from receiving any dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to work at or with a school, in central office or at any other location at which work is carried out by SCS. Compliance with this policy and providing evidence of vaccination is an essential requirement of employment.

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