• KBR- Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd
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Project/Design Manager, Water

  • Pin (2)Sydney NSW 2000
  • UnionAU$150,000 - AU$175,000 Yearly
  • Group (22) Engineering

Posted : 13/05/24
Applications Close :1/06/24

We support water customers across Australia to provide our communities with the best drinking water and wastewater treatment services, whilst innovating ways to safeguard and secure our country’s water supplies, elevating public spaces and enhancing livability.


The Opportunity

KBR’s Water business in Sydney has grown significantly over the past few years, to help support this growth, we are looking for an experienced Project Manager. This is a key role for our business and will drive the delivery of large projects and programs of work across water, wastewater, treatment plants, chemical dosing, hydrogen and desalination. The delivery of these programs is focused on achieving great customer and community outcomes by leaving a positive, long-lasting legacies wherever we work.


Through accurate forecasting of time, cost and quality outcomes the Project Manager will make evidenced based decisions that consider multiple risk factors to ensure they are managed appropriately.


The Project Manager’s responsibilities will focus on ensuring the delivery of early stage detailed designs across multi-disciplinary engineering, environmental, safety and sustainability.

You will be accountable for leading, supporting and empowering a highly skilled group of people, generating the opportunity for staff to grow. Communicating readily with clients and key stakeholders to ensure a collaborative approach will be key.


Who are you?

The ideal candidate will have extensive Project Management/Design Management skills in cost, schedule, risk and change management. It is expected that you will have a tertiary qualification in Engineering or related degree, significant water industry experience will also be considered.


You will have the ability to manage large, complex projects and/or programs of work with multiple stakeholders in challenging environments. You will lead and develop teams using your interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. Exposure to defence will be highly desirable, building structures or building services also highly sought after.


It is expected that you will have exposure to both Project and Design Management in FEED or detailed design. Strong communication, stakeholder management skills along with change leadership experience will be highly regarded.


Some of your key responsibilities will include:


  • Being a role model in leading the culture and values of the KBR business, this is a driving factor behind our success
  • Supervision and well-being leadership of staff assigned to the projects and/or bids through peer and/or subordinate leaders or direct management.
  • Commitment to meeting the undertakings of KBR HSE and Quality Policies.
  • Deliver projects on time, within budget and quality parameters with the objective of client satisfaction.
  • Develop marketing strategies and plans and manage the preparation of proposals (including those of national significance).
  • Ensure projects are executed in accordance with KBR Integrated Management System and quality requirements


Who are we?

KBR’s Infrastructure Services Australia business offers a wide range of professional services to private and public sector clients delivering projects in both urban and remote environments across transport, water, environment, buildings and defence.


We are committed to social and environmental sustainability and delivering projects with a digital mindset that drives innovation within our business, for our customers and stakeholders. Our continued growth allows us to offer unrivalled opportunities to our staff in terms of career paths, career development and project exposure.


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We address critical water cycle challenges and provide solutions through adopting flexible program delivery models and ongoing asset management programs. KBR have significant work in hand supporting key water utilities such as Sydney Water, Water NSW, Sydney Desalination Plant, SA Water, Urban Utilities and Melbourne Water to achieve phased savings in capital expenditure, while delivering the best environmental and community outcomes.


At KBR, we value you – here’s how.

While our people are busy delivering leading science, technology, and engineering solutions, we’re committed to providing them with a supportive, trusting environment and benefits that enable them to thrive and continue doing what they do best.


Other benefits include:


  • Industry leading salaries reviewed annually.
  • 20 Days Leave per year + an additional day off every 4 weeks (33 days in total)
  • Salary packaging and Novated leases
  • Paid professional membership fees.
  • Life/Health insurance discounts
  • Flexible work arrangements (start/finish times, WFH, Flex time)
  • Employee stock purchase plans
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Personal Career development plans
  • Growth and promotion opportunities


Help shape tomorrow by applying today!


For any further queries please call, Julian Bettiol, 0466 520 522


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to leave your impact on our society with one of Australia’s leading infrastructure businesses. Apply now and follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with all the latest news and job opportunities.


KBR values an inclusive and diverse work environment, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Our hiring decisions are based on the key requirements of each role and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and experiences.

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