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About Newcastle

Nestled between the picturesque Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley (wine country), Newcastle is only a 2.5-hour drive north of Sydney. 

Known for its stunning beaches, nature reserves, cafés and boutique bars, Newcastle is rapidly becoming a popular choice for professionals looking for the ideal lifestyle, where you can strike the perfect balance between the perks of city life and a more relaxed, beachside community. 

The Organisation

Newcastle Airport is the second busiest airport in the state. It 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.

Newcastle Airport is a dynamic enabler of the aspirations and operations of the businesses and communities within the region.  It is a global transport gateway, providing vital infrastructure for the region, supporting the tourism, import and export economies within Australia and internationally. 

In the last year, the airport has secured more than $60M in Federal funding for an upgraded international airfield. It has connected to 6 new destinations, including Cairns and Adelaide, with Singapore now in sight. It has expanded its world class Defence and Aerospace precinct, brought forward major works on its 2036 Masterplan and was recently named 2021 Major Airport of the Year.

In May 2020, the NSW Government named Williamtown as the location for a new special Activation Precinct. The Astra Aerolab is being developed as a globally significant Defence and Aerospace precinct adjacent to the Airport and RAAF Base Williamtown. 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 Opportunity

The primary purpose of the role is to assist the Senior Project Manager and/or Senior Program Manager in the delivery of project and construction activities. This includes project planning and construction to ensure that projects are completed to the required quality, within budget, and on time.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Senior Project Manager for the Terminal expansion project and will support the delivery of other key infrastructure and building projects in the Airport Precinct. They will help to build project management capability by contributing to the delivery of the capex plan. The Project Engineer will coordinate and administer construction activities to ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with plans, designs, and specifications whilst monitoring construction progress, risks, and costs. 

The Project Engineer will ensure all projects adhere to WHS regulations and champion WHS in all aspects of the role.


  • Supporting multiple projects and Project Managers simultaneously
  • Assisting Senior Project Manager and Design Managers to coordinate external design consultants including preparing design briefs, document reviews, facilitating design reviews and seeking stakeholder feedback.
  • Supporting Project Delivery teams in managing construction contracts including tender brief preparation and evaluation; performing quality control tasks on budgets, schedules, plans, and reporting on the project's status.
  • Managing delivery of allocated work packages 

About You

Newcastle Airport values its team culture, and you will embody our company values of Trust, Engaged, Committed, Accountable, and Results Driven. To be successful, you will be a self-motivated creative thinker who seeks out innovative solutions and enjoys collaborating with key stakeholders. You have strong communication and people management skills, which will ensure positive project outcomes.

You are well-organised and possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. You work well under pressure, prioritise multiple tasks, and are proactive.

You will be an excellent problem solver with a strong emphasis on continuous improvement and process advancements. You will have a strong sense of self-initiative and ownership, and you will conduct yourself with positivity, honesty, and openness.


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Project Management and/or Construction Management
  • Experience in project management from conception to delivery
  • Ability to prepare and interpret project schedules and plans. 
  • Proficiency in MS Projects and Microsoft Excel
  • Proven experience in successfully delivering large work packages
  • Strong client-facing and teamwork skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent organisation skills
  • Ability to multitask and work independently

The Benefits

Working as part of the team at Newcastle Airport, you play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our organisational strategy, to help us be the Airport the region deserves. 

Complementing an attractive salary package, 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, generous leave entitlements, corporate fitness program and health and wellbeing initiatives. Newcastle Airport is also a proud Ambassador for Mentally Healthy Workplaces through SafeWork NSW.

How to Apply

To learn more about key responsibilities, company culture and associated benefits of this opportunity, please contact Katy Van Maastricht at

Alternatively click here to submit your covering letter and CV.

Employment Type: Fixed Term until December 30, 2023.

Closing date: Thursday 28 April 2022

To be considered for this position, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 plus recommended booster vaccinations, which is an ongoing condition of employment. 

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