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  • Newcastle Airport, Planning & Design team
  • 12 month fixed term contract, delivery of Civil project works
  • Join an experienced and close-knit team

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.

In May 2022, Newcastle Airport was awarded $55M in funding for the development of the international terminal, making international travel easier for our community and generating $12.7 billion for our region’s economy over the next 20years.

The Position

In this position of Civil Design/Project Manager, you will be required to manage the design process of new and existing projects, working closely with external consultants to ensure processes meet expectations. 

Your key accountabilities and responsibilities will include:

  • Reporting through to the Planning & Design Manager 
  • Working closely with the Project team to deliver CAPEX projects
  • Integration of new project designs with existing assets 
  • Prepare relevant management plans including the development of integration, scope of works, financial, resourcing and risk management for projects
  • Managing the initiation and design stages of the project 
  • Providing updates of the design process for monthly meetings 
  • Engage and manage pre-construction service providers including consultants and contractors 
  • Coordinate the RFI process and manage technical queries with consultants  

About You

To be successful within this role, you will have the following skills & qualifications, 

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or Project Management 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office suite including MS Project 
  • Previous experience in client-side design management role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Civil Infrastructure projects, including roads & utilities packages 
  • Previous experience managing multiple projects from inception to handover 
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills 
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a collaborative team 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 Mel Evans for a confidential discussion on 0416 129 042.  

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