First listed on: 20 March 2023

Minor Works Coordinator


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The Opportunity

  • Provide end-to-end management of infrastructure projects at CSIRO
  • Become a key contributor for our Business & Infrastructure Services (CBIS) team
  • Play a pivotal role at our Geelong site!

CSIRO’s Business & Infrastructure Services (CBIS) team are seeking a Minor Works Coordinator to join their Geelong site. 

As the Minor Works Coordinator, you will be responsible for managing and delivering equipment and infrastructure projects from start to finish at the Australian Centre for Disease Prevention (ACDP). These projects typically range in value from $20,000 to $400,000 and have a strong engineering focus, with future projects potentially of even greater value.

Reporting to the ACDP Technical Support Manager and operating within the project governance structure, you will be accountable for ensuring projects are completed within schedule, cost, and quality requirements. This will include participating in various project activities, working closely with key stakeholders and contractors in a rapidly changing environment to deliver leading-edge project outcomes.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute your experience in project management or engineering at CSIRO. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, apply now! 

Your duties will include:

  • Scoping, costing, co-ordinating and managing end-to-end project delivery ensuring the project delivers on time, on budget, with compliant and fit-for-purpose equipment.
  • Overseeing and reporting on project performance to ensure transparency on status, budget, risks and control points.
  • Providing technical input into and managing the various project elements.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative and proactive working relationships with the key stakeholders, 
  • Managing external service providers to ensure services or equipment supplied meets or exceeds the specification, performance outcomes, statutory compliance and documentation provision.
  • Providing leadership, motivation and guidance to team members, with demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity in alignment with the CSIRO Values.
  • Identifying and managing significant risks and issues, often in ambiguous situations, by evaluating complex information and developing or facilitating creative solutions and contingencies.
  • Other duties as directed.

Location: Geelong ACDP
Salary: AU$105k - AU$114k pa plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term until June 30th 2025, Full-time.
Reference: 92020

To be considered you will need:

  • Minimum four years of experience working in a dedicated project engineering role or related field.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management principles.
  • Strong written, verbal and electronic communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coordinate and manage a multi-disciplinary team comprised of contractors, consultants, stakeholders and subject matter experts, to achieve project outcomes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a trade qualification or Project management qualifications. 
  • Experience delivering capital works involving laboratories, biocontainment facilities and/or in a process plant environment; 
  • AIPM or PMI accreditation and Prince 2 or equivalent project management experience.
  • An understanding of Government processes in particular planning systems and controls, project planning and delivery.
  • Proven ability to think and act strategically, identify and manage risks, and identify and evaluate opportunities that optimise project outcomes in line with CSIRO’s strategic direction.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian citizens only and the successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 level.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements, including Security Assessment/Microbiological Security Requirements for Personnel Working on the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) Site.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

3rd April 2023, 11:00pm AEDT. 

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