Project Manager – Protective Coatings & Systems, Govt Authority (The position has been filled)
Australia, Australian Capital Territory
Full Time
  • Two Year Contract with Government Authority Based in Brisbane or Canberra
  • Excellent Opportunity for a Senior Project Manager with Protective Coatings Experience
  • Competitive Salary and Great Work Environment


Our client is an is an Australian Government regulatory safety authority with the primary role of delivering services in relation to maritime safety, aviation and marine search and rescue (SAR) and protection of the Australian marine environment.



This role is a two year contract working full-time hours with the option to extend for another twelve months. The successful candidate will be a CS Executive Group contractor, and will be based in Brisbane or the ACT.

Reporting to the Principal Advisor AtoN Engineering, the Project Manager AtoN Protective Coatings and Systems, will be responsible for providing technical and project management expertise and advice in relation to the maintenance and repair of Aids to Navigation (AtoN) structures, including corrosion control systems and protective coatings.

Some of the responsibilities associated with this role include:

  • Development of technical specifications and tender documents for capital projects.
  • Management of capital projects from conception to completion in support of our client’s obligations to provide a national network of AtoN.
  • Management of the AtoN painting contractor panel.
  • Liaising with stakeholders and gaining approvals where required.
  • Reviewing of asset condition reports and the development of a program for corrosion prevention and control, management of lead paint and protective coating projects.
  • The provision of advice on technical issues relating to AtoN structures and the development of associated policy and strategic planning.
  • Assisting in the undertaking of inspections of asset condition, including audits of relevant projects and report on contractor’s quality, safety and environmental performance.



To be successful in your application you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant Project Management qualifications with experience in an engineering or industrial field.
  • A technical qualification in industrial protective coating inspection, quality control and / or specification (NACE or ACA qualifications would be an advantage).
  • Sound understanding of concrete repair, cathodic protection and protective coating systems relevant to AtoN structures in /or within close proximity to the marine environment, including relevant standards and quality control processes.
  • Understanding of lead paint and asbestos management requirements and relevant standards.
  • Highly developed project and contract management skills including the ability to manage multiple contracts / projects.
  • Well developed ability to estimate capital and maintenance works and an understanding of government policy in relation to tendering and contract management.
  • Understanding of contemporary environmental and risk management practices and Commonwealth and State workplace health and safety legislation



To have a strictly confidential discussion about this role, please call Helen or Peter on 03 9516 0100 during office hours, or after hours Helen on 0438 620 434 and Peter on 0413 602 758. To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button below and send your resume with a covering letter addressing the above criteria to CS Executive Group.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. If on this occasion you are not successful, your resume will remain on our database and be considered for future suitable roles.