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Infrastructure Project Leads | Australian Antarctic Division |

Australian Antarctic Division

Infrastructure Project Leads | Australian Antarctic Division | Project Management

$110,092 to $118,412 Tasmania > Kingston

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) is part of the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. As the primary agency for Australia’s Antarctic Program (AAP), the AAD is responsible for achieving the Australian Government’s Antarctic goals. These goals are to:

  1. maintain the Antarctic Treaty System and enhance Australia’s influence within it
  2. protect the Antarctic environment
  3. understand the role of Antarctica in the global climate system
  4. undertake scientific work of practical, economic and national significance

The Australian Antarctic Division also has responsibility for administering the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Territory of Heard and McDonald Islands.

The Assets and Infrastructure Branch is responsible for the planning, acquisition, delivery and maintenance of Antarctic station infrastructure and support capabilities.

The Strategic Infrastructure Section is responsible for the maintenance, delivery and planning of the Antarctic station infrastructure. They are responsible for the development of planning and designs for station infrastructure development and who work closely together to deliver a wide range of projects on the Antarctic stations.


The key duties of the position include:

The Jobs

The position will report to the Strategic Infrastructure Manager and primarily be involved in working with other team members and Project Leads in the planning and delivery of major projects. As a Project Lead, you will direct projects through their complete lifecycle. It is essential that applicants are able to define, scope and deliver a project with the significant engagement of internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve successful outcomes.

The position will work closely with the AAD’s infrastructure, procurement, finance and governance teams. The role will also work closely with the Antarctic Infrastructure team, which is responsible for the maintenance and delivery of station-based assets and infrastructure works in remote and difficult locations.

Please note that this recruitment process will be used to fill 2 current vacancies in the section listed above.



Knowledge and experience

Successful applicants will have:

  • experience in the building and construction industry in project design and delivery
  • knowledge of how to define and scope a project from inception through to delivery
  • knowledge and an understanding of approvals processes associated with infrastructure projects including environmental and building compliance and regulations
  • experience in adapting to changes to priorities, project timelines and organisational needs
  • demonstrated experience in the successful delivery of a range of multi-discipline projects

Mandatory qualifications

A relevant tertiary qualification (Engineering, Project Management or Construction Management) from an Australian tertiary institution, or a comparable overseas institution, or demonstrated equivalent experience.


Eligibility and other requirements

Please note that the successful applicants may be required to travel to the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions therefore they may be required to meet specific medical, adaptability and personal qualities requirements appropriate to working in those environments. In order to undertake travel to the Antarctic & sub-Antarctic regions they will need to:

  • demonstrate the range of personal qualities and interpersonal skills necessary to perform as a successful team member within isolated Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments
  • demonstrate an ability to effectively adapt and respond to the demands of living and working in an isolated and confined environment as determined by a psychological (adaptability) assessment
  • be certified as fit for Antarctic service by the Australian Antarctic Division’s Polar Medicine Unit


The successful applicants must also hold and maintain a valid Australian motor vehicle drivers licence.



Adrian Young at 03 6232 3189 or visit the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website for more details.


RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability, and meet the minimum requirements for the job.

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