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Principal Category Lead, Capex And Major Construction

Brisbane City Council - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin


Req ID: 556582

Branch: Organisational Services

Personnel Area: Strategic Procurement/Construction Operations and Maintenance

Work type: Contract

Principal Category Lead, CAPEX and Major Construction

  • Strategic partnering
  • Procurement delivering alongside Construction 
  • Significant Leadership capability

About the Organisation

Brisbane is a great place to live, work and visit. It is a vibrant, green, prosperous, and safe city that nurtures innovation, values sustainability and supports strong economic growth. To achieve the vision for Brisbane’s future, Brisbane City Council needs dynamic, passionate and forward-thinking leaders to help guide the organisation. As Australia’s largest local government with more than 9,000 employees, an annual budget of more than $3.2 billion and assets in excess of $31 billion, Council is dedicated to ensuring the Brisbane of tomorrow to be even better than the Brisbane of today. 

About the Position

Reporting to the Category Manager – Construction and Operations, the Principal Category Lead, CAPEX and Major Construction is primarily responsible for leadership and expertise in best practice spend management, procurement and contract management for capital works construction projects. This will also include development and implementation of CAPEX savings/benefits initiatives and commercial advice to superintendents for high-risk construction contracts. This role is the trusted advisor to the City Projects Office as a Procurement Partner.

About the Person

We are seeking a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the field of civil and civil infrastructure construction contracting. Coupled with extensive experience in partnering to provide strategic advice and procurement strategies for the delivery of such CAPEX construction projects. The person will also lead a team to establish and manage ongoing corporate procurement arrangements.

Strong construction strategy, sourcing and procurement delivery is highly desirable as are well developed influencing and stakeholder management skills. A leadership style which embodies Council’s “Leadership Blueprint” is also critical in this role.

To be successful you will have: 

  • experience in the development and successful implementation of construction procurement strategies and supporting implementation plans in large organisations
  • proven capability in working and communicating with a broad and diverse range of stakeholder groups which include all levels of management and operational teams in order to deliver cost benefit fit for purpose procurement 
  • highly developed analytical, problem-solving strategies to meet business requirements
  • high level negotiation, consultation and relationship management skills together with written and oral communication skills and the demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • strong leadership capability to lead a team of professional procurement specialists.

Benefits of working for Council include:

  • access to a free gym and wellness centre
  • competitive salary and conditions 

Working in Council means delivering excellent customer service to the people of Brisbane.

  • How to apply: Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume and covering letter (of no more than one page) that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

  • Duration: Full time contract - 3 years

  • Please note: This role will require a Criminal History Check

  • Position description: CLICK HERE

  • Benefits of working for Council: CLICK HERE

  • Council’s diverse and inclusive workforce helps make Brisbane a great place to live, work and relax.

  • NB. If you are having difficulties viewing attachments to this advertisement, please use the Chrome browser (Right click on the link and copy shortcut into the new browser) and ensure you are not using mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.

  • More information: Phone Vera Lazaides on 07 340 39200 

  • Closing Date: Monday 1st March 2021 at 11.55 p.m. AEST 

  • Brisbane City Council is a multi-award winning accessible and inclusive workplace where our people represent the diverse communities we serve, are supported and can feel safe. Council has been awarded Employer of the Year at the National Disability Awards and since 2018 has been recognised with ‘Gold Employer’ status from the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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