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Projects Manager

Roper Gulf Regional Council

Date posted: June 12, 2024

Closes: Sep 10, 2024

Roper Gulf Regional Council is located in the southeast of the top end of the Northern Territory bounded by the southern Kakadu escarpments, the northern Barkly Tablelands, the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Queensland border. The Councils area spans 201,000 square kilometres – almost three times the size of Tasmania – making Council’s operational footprint one of the largest in the Northern Territory.


Roper Gulf Regional Council is currently seeking a suitably qualified and highly experienced professional for the position of Project Manager based in Katherine, NT. This position is responsible for leading the project management team and managing the projects in line with Council’s business and strategic plans, building and maintaining community infrastructure which positively contributes to resident needs and aspirations.

In this role, you will plan, execute and finalise projects to ensure that Council’s quality projects are successfully delivered, completed according to strict timelines, within budget restraints and in accordance with contractual obligations. You will need solid planning and organisational skills whilst maintaining a high-level attention to detail.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  1. Diploma, Advanced Diploma or bachelor’s degree in engineering / project management / business management / construction management or similar discipline, with a minimum of three (3) years of work experience in building-related, projects and construction management.
  2. Demonstrated experience in managing complex infrastructure projects, management of contracts, budgets and contractors.
  3. Demonstrated experience in interpreting legislation, standards   and policies to ensure   that   work is performed according to directives issued by clients and accordance with any legislative requirements.
  4. Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills with the ability to communicate and interact with stakeholders, suppliers, clients and the general public in a courteous manner.
  5. Advanced computer skills with demonstrated experience in using AUTOCAD or similar Microsoft Project and drafting packages.


By taking on this role, you will receive an attractive remuneration package and great benefits, including base salary of $136,500.00 per annum along with  vehicle benefit and subsidised accommodation,  Additionally we offer relocation assistance of up to $5000 to support your transition.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application accompanied by Resume, Cover Letter and Selection Criteria, as outlined in the Position Description located HERE 

Submit your application through the link below:

Job Vacancies | Roper Gulf Regional Council (


Applications close Sunday, 23 June  2024

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