Project Controls Manager

Australian Rail Track Corporation

Seeking applicants with previous rail experience to lead and manage the project controls function as part of ARTC's Interstate Network Team

  • ARTC's Interstate Network, Major Projects
  • Based in Surry Hills, close to public transport
  • Requires an expert in Primavera P6
About Us
Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is a Government Business Entity responsible for managing the operations and maintenance of 8,500km of rail network across five states.
As Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) we’re proud to be a vital part of the transport supply chain and the economic development of Australia.  We are champions of providing rail as a cost efficient, reliable, safe and responsible mode of transport. We’ve invested billions of dollars to build, extend and upgrade our network to get freight off the road and onto rail.  That’s good for business, motorists, the environment and communities.
We are committed to the health and safety of our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate.  In all our efforts, we aim to be inclusive and build pride and loyalty in our workforce.
About the Projects
The Port Botany Rail Line Duplication (including Cabramatta Loop) is a $400 million Australian Government funded capacity enhancement project which will be delivered by ARTC’s Interstate Network Division, Major Projects.
The “Projects” include the Botany Rail Duplication, duplication of the existing rail located between Mascot and Botany, and the Cabramatta Loop Project, new rail passing loop between Cabramatta and Warwick Farm.  Both projects have long been identified as key infrastructure Projects which will increase the capacity of freight transported by rail to and from Port Botany.
The Projects are considered Critical State Significant Infrastructure and earlier this year, were included on Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Priority List, which pinpoints national projects that are deemed essential for economic, social or environmental reasons.
The Projects involve the design and construction of track, under bridges, signal upgrades and civil works within and outside the existing rail corridor. More information relating to the project can be found here:
Key Responsibilities
  You will join ARTC’s Interstate Network Division, Major Projects, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion to make a meaningful impact – for our customers, major projects and our stakeholders.
You will lead and manage the project controls function for the Projects in order to provide information that will contribute to effective management and decision making on the Projects.
Your responsibilities will include –
  • Establishing, leading and managing the project controls systems for the Projects to deliver the required control functions for the project;
  • Ensuring the development and compliance with the Project Management Plans, including ensuring all supporting plans (i.e. Quality, Environment, Configuration, etc.) are prepared and are current.
  • Develop and provide ongoing analysis of program schedules, milestones and key deliverables in consultation with the Project team and stakeholders.
  • Ensure that program schedule and costs are planned, cost estimates are provided and are controlled to ensure agreed milestones are achieved and validated.
  • Assess the impact of changes and schedule slippages including the conduct of scenario analysis and provide advice on appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Lead project risk identification and review and maintain the program risk register and mitigating control status.
  • Provide strategic advice on performance against targets, leadership of the risk management and change management controls, and support for both internal and external audits and assurance.
  • Prepare monthly and other progress reports in an accurate and timely manner to monitor and control project progress and costs.
  • Maintain strong interfaces with internal and external stakeholders with regards to project progress analysis and comparison to cost reports.
  • Participation in project planning and status meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with ARTC’s Safety Management System (SMS) requirements, responsibilities, authorities and accountabilities.
The talent you’ll bring
To be successful in this role, you will possess skills and experience in the following:
  • Tertiary qualifications in a project management, engineering or business-related discipline;
  • Extensive experience in the provision of construction services as a PCM on major multi-discipline brownfield projects;
  • Extensive experience in project management for infrastructure projects particularly in establishment of programme controls, governance, reporting, document control, cost and schedule management on major multi-discipline brownfield projects;
  • Demonstrated expertise and full proficiency in the use of Primavera P6 software;
  • Knowledge and expertise of planning practices, standards, systems and process relevant to the operations of the project;
  • Proven ability to work as a team player within multi-functional and multi-discipline teams, sharing knowledge, contributing proactively to achieving goals;
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight time frames; and
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrable ability to successfully conduct complex negotiations and influence and persuade people at all levels.
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • Previous experience working with Incentive Target Cost (ITC) Contract framework.
  • Knowledge and experience working on the design and delivery of major rail brownfield infrastructure programmes.
ARTC recognises that a talented and diverse workforce is fundamental to building a commercially strong and customer focused organisation so candidates with experience and perspectives that can contribute to our diverse workforce are encouraged to apply.
At ARTC, we attract, employ and develop people who share our values and are driven to help us deliver our business objectives. We strive towards providing a long-term future for the business and the individuals within it.

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The Process
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to consent to a National Criminal History Check.  Appointment to the position is subject to ARTC's medical fitness standards relative to the position. ARTC is a drug and alcohol-free working environment.
Applications will close by midnight on Monday 10th August .   If you require more information about the position, please contact Dan Hunter at
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