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About Newcastle

Newcastle NSW is one of the top regional locations for professionals seeking a balance between a challenging career and an idyllic lifestyle. Known for its bustling café and beach culture, the city is on the doorstep of Port Stephens and the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region.

Newcastle Airport

The second busiest airport in the state, Newcastle Airport is jointly owned by the City of Newcastle and Port Stephens Council, and it is Australia’s largest airport remaining in public ownership, with all distributions returned to the communities which it serves. With a steadfast vision to be the airport the region deserves; Newcastle Airport plays a central role in the region continuing to flourish and achieve its full potential.

On Friday 6th May 2021, The Prime Minster of Australia, The Hon. Scott Morrison announced an investment of $66 million into upgrading Newcastle Airport to Code E status. This will allow wide-bodied, long-haul aircraft to fly in and out of Williamtown, connecting the rest of the world to the people and businesses of the Hunter, Central Coast and Northern NSW.

In May 2020, the NSW Government named Williamtown as the location for a new Special Activation Precinct (SAP), recognizing its significance and importance to the region as a key economic driver.  At the heart of the SAP, adjacent to the Airport and RAAF Base Williamtown lies Astra Aerolab, a globally significant Defence and Aerospace precinct being developed by Newcastle Airport. To date It has secured significant investment and support from all levels of government and is set to ultimately deliver 5,500 new jobs and global connectivity, providing access to world-leading education and learning, remarkable spaces, and experiences.

The Position

In this position, you will project manage and deliver capital works projects, primarily focused on the Astra Aerolab precinct, a brand new 76 hectare development set to become a world leading Defence, aerospace and innovation hub.

Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, you will manage all construction related project management activities in collaboration with the planning and procurement teams, to deliver a variety of capital work projects.

  • Reporting through to the Senior Programme Manager
  • Managing project from concept through to operational hand over
  • Management of project related plans and risk assessments
  • Contribute to project planning, design and constructability reviews
  • Liaison with main building contractor and reporting to senior leadership team to provide project updates
  • Contracts administration & management of internal reporting

About you

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Degree qualifications in Architecture or Construction Management 
  • 5 or more years experience in a Client-side environment 
  • Prior experience working on commercial building projects greater than $10M 
  • Strong understanding of project documents, plans and specifications 
  • Demonstrated well developed analytical skills with the ability to solve problems by applying standards, practices and procedures involving analysis of information. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with well established procedures and systems as a part of a multi-skilled team
  • Experience working in technical building environments and ideally live environments 
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong relationship building, influencing and organisational skills with an ability to deliver in a high pressure environment 
  • Alignment with Newcastle Airport values; Trust, Engaged, Committed, Accountable & Results Driven


Working as part of the Newcastle Airport team, you will enjoy a friendly, flexible, and supportive environment, within a highly reputable, award-winning organisation. In addition, you will have access to a range of benefits, such as flexible work practices, paid parental leave, additional personal / carers leave, corporate fitness program and health and wellbeing initiatives. Newcastle Airport is also a proud Ambassador for Mentally Healthy Workplaces through SafeWork NSW.

If this sounds like your next career move, please apply with your current resume, or contact Clare Ferguson on 0499 033 130.

Apply here.

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