Superintendent (Client Rep) Water Infrastructure

Melbourne Permanent / Full Time

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Recruiter :
Marc Hughes

Marc Hughes
  • Growing Project Management company, Docklands based, great perks!
  • Manage water, utility projects, ensuring quality, compliance, & stakeholders
  • Base + Super + Phone + Flexible + CBD Location
The Company

This award-winning project management consultancy are experts in managing detailed medium and large sized construction projects that take place in challenging live and public environments specialising in local government, education, aged care, social housing, sport & recreation, and significant public transport infrastructure sectors.

They help clients to define their objectives, develop the project brief, and support the entire project lifecycle from inception, feasibility & business case development, to design, procurement, construction & project delivery in a collaborative approach.

The commitment to their clients is to deliver projects on time, on budget with a high attention to quality and safety and to ensure the identification of best practice methodology which underlines their determination to deliver innovative and sustainable design outcomes for clients and the intended end users.
The Role

We are seeking a dynamic Superintendent Representative to join our team and oversee projects in the areas of Water-Wastewater, Drainage, Waterways and Wetlands, and Utilities.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in construction management within the government sector, with experience in both client-side and contractor-side roles.

This position plays a crucial role in ensuring the successful development and delivery of projects throughout their lifecycle.
Key Responsibilities

Project Oversight and Management:
  • Supervise project development and delivery, serving as the primary client-side liaison.
  • Coordinate with internal teams and contractors to meet project objectives efficiently.
  • Ensure adherence to project schedules, budgets, and quality standards.
Quality Assurance and Compliance:
  • Uphold project specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct regular inspections to verify compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Implement corrective measures to address deviations from project standards.
Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Cultivate strong relationships with clients, government entities, and utilities.
  • Facilitate transparent communication and collaboration among project stakeholders.
  • Address stakeholder concerns promptly and proactively.
Risk Management:
  • Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor risk factors throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Implement contingency plans to minimise project disruptions.
Budget and Schedule Management:
  • Monitor project budgets and expenditures to ensure financial objectives are met.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules, adjusting as needed to meet milestones.
  • Implement cost-saving measures and optimise resource allocation.
Contract Administration:
  • Review project contracts to ensure alignment with project requirements.
  • Manage change orders, variations and contract modifications in collaboration with legal teams.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions.
Health and Safety Oversight:
  • Promote and enforce safety protocols to maintain a secure work environment.
  • Conduct regular safety inspections and address any identified hazards promptly.
  • Implement safety training programs to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in construction management within the Water-Wastewater, Drainage, Waterways and Wetlands, and Utilities sectors.
  • Professional certification in project management (e.g., PMP) or construction management.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, standards, and best practices in the water and utilities sectors.
  • Familiarity with government procurement processes and contract administration working with government authorities and utilities.
  • Experience in both client-side and contractor-side roles preferred.
  • Strong understanding of project management principles, practices, and methodologies.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results within scope, time, and budget.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, standards, and best practices in the water and utilities sectors.
Remuneration and Benefits
  • You can expect a collaborative and professional work environment with the opportunity for flexible work.
  • You will be supported in your ongoing professional development.
  • You will work alongside a growing team of highly skilled professionals who love what they do.  
You will be rewarded with an attractive, competitive remuneration package commensurate with your experience, on the job mentoring and training, health and wellness initiatives and a career path progression plan.
The client office is based in the Melbourne CBD, with excellent amenities, easy vehicle and public transport access, with a hybrid work arrangement of office, client office and home.
This client is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
All applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.
If this sparks your interest, and aligns to your skills, we would like to know more about you, please apply via the link.
For further information about this exciting opportunity, please confidentially apply below on the link or directly on our website at

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