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Project Manager

Apply now Job ID: 563142
Job type: Full Time - Fixed Term, Full Time - Permanent
Location: Brisbane, Gold Coast
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Management, Project Management

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Our Mining, Energy and Industrial division provides engineering and construction, contract mining and asset services to customers in the resources, energy, power generation and industrial sectors. As part of this team, you’ll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to deliver market-leading, safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly outcomes that exceed customer expectations.

Position summary

Downer's Engineering & Construction group is now seeking an accomplished, well-rounded Project Manager to lead and deliver a technically challenging and high profile scope of work.  With a strong focus on Zero Harm and managing stakeholder relationships, you will lead a large multi-discipline project team, ensure quality design delivery and oversee commercial contractual matters.

This role can be based out of our Brisbane (Milton) or Gold Coast (Carrara) offices and will require domestic and international travel. 




Reporting to the General Manager - Minerals Engineering & International Projects, you will:

  • Lead, coordinate and successfully execute Downer’s scope of works including Design, Procurement, on site construction supervision, commissioning and training for the client;
  • Act as the primary Downer contact for the client providing routine updates and ensuring appropriate levels of communication are maintained between the client and internal Downer management/stakeholders; 
  • Be responsible for risk and opportunity management and all financial forecasting of Project deliverables;
  • Effectively co-ordinate the Project Design Manager and team to ensure delivery of quality design within budget and timeframe and to client expectations;
  • Effectively co-ordinate the Commercial and Procurement Managers providing leadership and support when required;
  • Develop and maintain a professional working relationship with the client’s team and affiliated stakeholders/suppliers/services;



  • Significant experience in successful $10M+ EPC project delivery;
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (engineering and/or project management);
  • Experience and understanding of process plant design (minerals, cement, gas);  
  • Competency using financial management systems and competent in procurement fundamentals;  
  • Demonstrated experience leading a large team with multiple direct reports;
  • Offshore construction experience (Middle East/Africa preferably) managing multi-national project teams;
  • Commissioning and close out experience of major design and construct projects is desirable but not essential;
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel internationally as required;
  • Exceptional communication skills – the ability to collaborate, influence, negotiate and foster teamwork, teamed with a strong customer service focus;
  • Ability to speak Arabic would be strongly regarded;
  • A non-negotiable attitude towards safety best practice across EPC and a comprehensive understanding of industry safety standards, systems and legislation;
  • And finally, a genuine commitment to creating a positive work environment and the enthusiasm to inspire and motivate your team.



  • A working environment that suits your lifestyle! 
  • Remote work access options and flexible hours are just some of the options available;
  • Opportunity to work within an energetic, highly skilled team;
  • The ability to work with a diverse range of disciplines, taking on new and exciting global challenges;
  • A workplace that focuses on Zero Harm, making safety a core part of everything we do;
  • Employee benefits program and competitive salary packages.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. For more information, please contact however please note applications must be made via the careers portal and will not be accepted via email.

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Closing Date: E. Australia Standard Time

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