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Project manager - Margaret River



Our team is seeking a highly experienced and awesome Project Manager to join our team in Margaret River. Common Ground Trails is reshaping the world utilising trails to create outdoor enthusiasts. We love trails, riding bikes, and the outdoors! We work across planning, design & construction of trails and cycling facilities in both urban and natural spaces. Working primarily with State and Local Governments Australia wide, we are renowned for our high quality and high energy project execution.

Our passionate team dream, design and build incredible trails and cycling facilities, and our business is growing rapidly. Common Ground Trails requires an awesome team member to meet existing and growing demand for our services. Our team is diverse, we’re inclusive and we’re a bit off-beat, in the best kind of way.

As a key leader in the organisation, the Project Manager reports to the Operations Manager and is required to lead and manage multiple small and large scale projects and team members. Working closely with up to six site supervisors, you will have an open and friendly personality combined with a strong work ethic and can-do attitude.


Your qualifications must include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Project Management or relevant field

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within a civil/construction environment or a similar role

  • Proven and successful experience in leading complex projects with a large number of stakeholders in challenging environments.

  • Strong understanding and/or passion for mountain biking, trail infrastructure construction and associated industry practices highly desirable.

Your technical skills will include:

  • Well-rounded experience in design, tendering, project planning, scheduling, estimating and contracts management

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen, ability to manage budgets and identify new opportunities in the changing landscape

  • Sound understanding and ability to manage and implement Occupational Health and Safety requirements associated with civil construction

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office packages and other project management and job management software

  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic work environment with shifting priorities.

You will have the following key attributes:

  • Excellent supervisory and leadership skills

  • High level of personal drive and resilience

  • Strong written and oral communications

  • Sound organisational and time management skills

  • Personable, flexible, and adaptable


What we offer:

  • An amazing opportunity to manage the construction of walk and mountain bike trails, pump tracks, skills parks and play spaces across Australia

  • Fulltime position

  • Flexible working hours by agreement

  • Opportunity to work remotely for the right candidate

  • Outstanding mentorship from recognised industry leaders

  • Passionate and exciting working environment with likeminded humans

Who we are:

Our work is exciting, it’s challenging and it’s fast-paced. Our team is fun-loving and hardworking and we do a great job because we support each other. We’re flexible because we know that wellbeing, health, friends and family are all important. We’re honest and direct, while keeping things chill, which makes for great team culture.

Common Ground is an equal opportunity employer and values the diverse backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and talents of our employees. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.

Common Ground has offices in regional Margaret River and Collie WA, and Kyneton VIC, and have staff that work remotely across Australia and Canada. We are happy to negotiate flexible working arrangements including remote work, with the right candidate.

Immediate start.

If you are looking to join us on this adventure, love to be outdoors and have the capacity, skills, and enthusiasm we are looking for, we look forward to receiving your resume and a covering letter outlining clearly why you feel you are the most suitable candidate for this role. Please specifically address the key criteria above and quote reference number PD001-CPM in your cover letter.

All applicants to please submit your response via this Seek platform. All applications will be held in strict confidentiality.

Salary range will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated abilities.

Applications close 12th April 2021.

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