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Career opportunities

Do you want to work for an employer dedicated to creating and maintaining extraordinary places on the world’s best harbour?

Then consider working for the Harbour Trust. By striking a balance between innovation, environmental protection, community expectations and heritage conservation, we seek to leave a lasting legacy for all Australians; namely, a network of vibrant public domains where visitors can enjoy unique experiences.

Career opportunities with our organisation include positions in environmental management, marketing and communications, planning, project management, business development, and property management.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Note: The Harbour Trust does not accept unsolicited employment applications. When a job vacancy becomes available, it will be listed on the job board below or advertised on online job marketplaces, either by the Harbour Trust or by appointed recruitment agencies.

Currently, there are two vacancies at the Harbour Trust. Scroll down for details....

See also: About the Harbour Trust and Volunteering for the Harbour Trust

Heritage Architect / Project Manager

The Heritage Architect/Project Manager (Executive Level 1) will develop and manage Capital Works and Operational projects, requiring project planning, relationship management, and resource negotiation to support the strategic, operational and heritage objectives of the Trust.

Role accountabilities 
  • Develop and manage a range of Capital Works and Operational projects to deliver the Trust’s objectives.
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of project implementation, including preparing project plans, identifying and coordinating resources, developing and managing budgets, and negotiating reporting requirements.
  • Provide heritage expertise and advice to support the business.
  • Develop and maintain a range of collaborative networks across the Trust to support the delivery of projects and provide feedback on the implementation process.
  • Negotiate contracts and coordinate the work performed by externally sourced providers, to ensure that services are provided in accordance with agreed quality standards, budget, and timeframes.
  • Provide expertise in assisting with events and tenancy requirements such as heritage guidelines, condition assessments and procurement.
  • Provide high level strategic advice and support to the executive team on the development, implementation, management and reporting of projects, and ensure executive staff are fully briefed on the status of projects.
  • Prepare a range of strategic and operational documents as required, including briefing papers, discussion papers, reports, submissions and responses to information requests.
  • Assist with the development of project management methodologies and processes across the Trust.
  • Manage the risk and health and safety requirements of the projects in line with legislation and the Harbour Trust’s WH&S procedures and standards.
  • Other duties as required.


Selection criteria

Essential (Qualifications, attributes, skills and knowledge)

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in implementation and directing works programs in accordance with Commonwealth heritage, planning legislation and policy including design, contract management and administration to projects such as buildings, contract administration, heritage works, safety and procurement.
  • Demonstrated heritage expertise in providing whole of business heritage advice and support.
  • Proven ability to manage resources, both human and financial across multiple projects with experience in preparing budgets and managing expenditure.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to negotiate with clients and contractors, to report, provide briefings and to interpret contracts and specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise, time manage and manage project workload with competing demands.
  • Knowledge and working experience in managing risk and health and safety of all involved in the project/s.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Willing to undertake a Police Check.
  • Australian citizenship or the ability to work in Australia.


  • Knowledge or experience of the cultural heritage of Sydney Harbour and its environs.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and State Heritage legislation.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in heritage architecture & project management, including extensive experience in the planning and delivery of heritage projects.

Applications close on Friday 1 October 2021. Salary range $108,336 to $120,376 plus 10% superannuation. Applicants should send their resume and letter addressing the criteria to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Manager, Building & Site Services

The Building & Site Services Manager is responsible for managing the General Maintenance, Facilities Management, Grounds Maintenance, & (Small Works) Building Functions at the Harbour Trust. The portfolio under management includes around 400 heritage buildings and structures within 7 parkland sites.

The team under your management (and associated contractors) have responsibility for:

  • Managing a team responsible for the ongoing care and upkeep of foreshore parklands, heritage buildings and structures.
  • Managing the completion of approximately 4,000 maintenance tasks per annum. Budget allocation of approx. $4.5M for planned and reactive maintenance activities.
  • Providing a customer focussed maintenance response service to multiple tenancies across Harbour Trust sites.
  • Overseeing approximately 25 small projects per annum ($<100k each).
  • Contract management of services including Air Conditioning, Essential Fire Safety Services, Waste Management, Cleaning, Pest Control, Grounds Maintenance and Bushland Management.
  • Maintaining and upgrading infrastructure services such as Water, Sewer, Electricity, Telecommunications, Roads and General infrastructure.
  • Oversee the Grounds Maintenance & Bush Regeneration activities to meet appropriate presentation standards.
  • Manage the upkeep and accuracy of the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Role accountabilities

This role will see you; Managing the Maintenance, Bush Regeneration, Facilities and (Small Works) Building operations; optimise efficiency and value; and provide high levels of service to the Harbour Trust, our Tenants, and the visiting public.

Reporting to Director Asset & Parklands your duties will include:

  1. Assist with the development and delivery of the strategic objectives of the directorate and of the Harbour Trust in relation to Building & Site Services.
  2. Manage the Building and Asset Maintenance and (Small Works) Building functions of the Harbour Trust ensuring that employees and contractors deliver efficient and effective services to all stakeholders.
  3. Manage all Parklands Grounds Maintenance, Environmental & Bush Regeneration maintenance and projects. This responsibility includes bushfire clearance & preparation works.
  4. Manage the Building & Site Services budget and monitor expenditure against budget on an ongoing basis.
  5. Procure contractor services, materials and in accordance with the Harbour Trust’s procurement standards and guidelines.
  6. Manage and monitor the performance of contractors and suppliers.
  7. Contribute to building a performance and results focussed culture by coaching direct reports in the delivery of high-quality performance.
  8. Provide timely and accurate written, verbal, and financial reports as required.
  9. Develop and implement policies /procedures for Building & Site Services staff and contractors to ensure they meet the legislative standards and requirements.
  10. Apply a risk management approach to manage the health and safety of staff and contractors on site, ensuring they have the necessary qualifications, training, documentation, and equipment required to meet WHS legislation.
  11. Establish and maintain productive working relationships with all internal stakeholders outside of the Asset & Parklands team: Events & Marketing, Property, WHS and Volunteer groups by maintaining a high level of quality of services of planned and reactive services.
Selection criteria

Essential (Attributes, skills and knowledge):

  1. Extensive experience in a senior management role with strong knowledge and experience in the procurement of and implementation in construction, project management or property maintenance (commercial & residential) and in managing Services and Trade Contractors.
  2. Understanding and appreciation of heritage and environmental issues.
  3. Ability to identify and implement operating efficiencies within a construction and maintenance operation without compromising the heritage values of the buildings.
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage and report on project and annual operating budgets.
  5. Experience in relationship management with well-developed interpersonal and negotiation skills, and the ability to motivate staff.
  6. Demonstrated ability in forward planning, have strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, able to set realistic priorities, plan appropriate workload and meet deadlines.
  7. Experience in helping develop and taking responsibility for implementing effective Work Health and Safety practices in a construction-based environment.
  8. Previous experience working with relevant state and federal government legislation.
  9. Experience developing policies and procedures and generating workable solutions to complex problems and systems issues.
  10. Ability to successfully handle complex information, communication and the control systems in diversified facilities in multiple locations.
  11. Highly skilled in the effective use of technology-based solutions including: Building management systems, Microsoft Office suite of products and Asset Maintenance Management systems.
  12. Hold a current Drivers licence.
  13. Hold a current White card.


Related qualifications in Building or Facilities management, together with an associated professional industry affiliations and competencies

This role is paid at an EL2 level with a salary range of $124,953 to $146,398 plus 10% superannuation.  Potential candidates should address the key attributes skills and knowledge, attach their resume and forward their application to Applications close 5pm on Friday 17 October 2021.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.