Fit Out and Construction Officer (2024 Start). 12 Month Maximum Term Contract - Newcastle, Sydney or Wollongong

Life Without Barriers

NSW: Gosford & Central Coast, NSW: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter, NSW: Richmond & Hawkesbury, NSW: Sydney, NSW: Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast
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About the Organisation

Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians with this unique opportunity to provide both corporate expertise and community support. With a focus on people, not for profit, Life Without Barriers’ corporate services team partners with our direct support staff, clients, and their families to ensure we continue our mission to change lives for the better.  If a truly inclusive, collaborative, and fast-paced work environment sounds like your next career move, this is an opening not to be missed.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people, and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.  Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity which will commence mid January 2024, reporting to the Property Manager you will be a pivotal member of the Property Division, you will manage the Fit Out and Construction of commercial offices and residential properties across Life Without Barriers nationally.  You will also support the Property Manager with the planning and delivering of projects.

This is a 12 month full time maximum term contract, this role has the flexibility to work from your preferred location, whether that is your home or from an LWB office.  There will be occasions when you will be expected to work from the office and travel will be part of this role, 3 to 4 days per month, this may vary from month to month.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing and directing in collaboration with the property manger the construction fitouts from conception to completion
  • Create and maintain project schedules for all fitouts and construction projects
  • Administering the contract throughout the project
  • Ensuring all project files and certifications are in place for the successful handover to the clients
  • Maintaining an effective and efficient records management system
  • Attend to and Coordinate Move Day (Relocation) activities as the on the ground Project Manager
  • Successfully manage the development, planning, execution and delivery of nominated projects utilising relevant project management systems and tools
  • Contribute to the development of project briefs and service proposals
  • Manage project-level budget/s, schedules and resource allocations
  • Prepare weekly project status reports
  • Manage in collaboration with the property manager residential new builds and renovations with subcontractors

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience delivering commercial office / residential or retail fitouts
  • Ability to successfully deliver project outcomes; including setting and managing budgets and control of budgets
  • Experience in managing and leading a team of subcontractors to deliver business outcomes
  • Experience in managing competing priorities and to deliver high quality outcomes within agreed timeframes
  • Demonstrated experience to persuasively and effectively negotiate and conflict and crisis management
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislative and regulatory environment for areas of business responsibility
  • A sound understanding of AS 1428.1 would be beneficial
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement within the context of risk management
  • Problem solving skills and ability to think laterally and strategically
  • Demonstrated written communication skills for the creation of reports, correspondence and other material
  • Strong verbal communication skills and presentation ability
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs and ability to pick up systems and databases quickly
  • Current driver's licence

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Flexible working culture, with opportunities to work from home
  • Excellent tax benefits & monthly rostered days off
  • Friendly and supportive team

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Debra Neil @

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 30th November 2023.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here

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