Project Manager – Engineering & Projects

McMahon Services is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction, industrial and environmental services organisations. As a national business, we operate from city centres through to remote locations and employ over 1,100 people across Australia and New Zealand.

McMahon Services is committed to employing for the long term rather than just for projects. We have family business values, whilst integrating our reputation, integrity, safety, excellence and relationships to deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers.

The Engineering and Projects customer stream of McMahon Services is a highly experienced, multidiscipline team. From estimating and proposals, to design management and project execution, our E&P team is comprised of experienced professionals that continually seek innovative and sustainable solutions that exceed customers’ expectations, maintaining a ‘best for customers’ and ‘best for project’ approach.

Our people are central to what we do. Our work environment is positive, collaborative, and open, and we operate as a team. We are firmly committed to looking after the success and wellbeing of our staff, from safety in the workplace through to professional development, ongoing training, and equal opportunities.

About the Role:

With the company showing continued growth, we are seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our Engineering and Projects team to work on various multidiscipline, turnkey projects. The role presents as a great opportunity to complement our current team and gain exposure to a wide range of industries which include:

  • General Construction
  • Structural, Mechanical, Piping (SMP)
  • Bulk Material Handling
  • Water
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Marine
  • Food and Beverage

Reporting to the Construction Manager, your primary responsibility will be the execution of projects that exceed customer’s expectations, act as a project lead for the project team, delivery of projects ensuring compliance with Company’s policies and procedures, maintaining a site presence (when required) and lead safety culture, and proactively report project progress.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Adelaide, SA

Responsibilities of the role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Managing and delivering project execution on-site
  • Effective management of people and processes for the project
  • Building effective communication and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholder management
  • Planning, organising, and directing the completion of projects within a given time frame, budget and scope
  • Effective Project planning – including cost and schedule estimation where required
  • Undertaking risk analysis and development of project planning artefacts
  • Understanding commercial processes, including cost control, project reporting, procurement and contract management
  • Ensuring compliance with customers and company safety, quality and business processes
  • Ensuring compliance in accordance with contract terms and conditions for the project in alignment with Company policies and procedures
  • Keeping stakeholders updated through internal and accurate project reporting.
  • Providing technical skills, guidance and support to the team when required

This role would suit someone with demonstrated experience as a Project Manager position working on projects typically in the range of $5-10M.

Skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification or advanced education in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Structural), Project Management, or Construction Management.
  • Demonstrated years of experience as a Project Manager or Senior Project Engineer
  • Problem-solving and innovation skills as an individual and as a team player.
  • Experience in managing construction scheduling and cost/cash flow management
  • Construction White Card and Current driver’s license.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time and people management skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong commitment to Work Health & Safety and Environmental standards.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Experience in Procore and Pronto or similar programs would be advantageous
  • Must be able to pass a Drug and Alcohol and Fit for work assessment
  • Ability to obtain DCSI and Defence clearance
  • Ability to travel based on project requirements. In return you will be provided with additional LAFHA (living away from home allowance)

What We Offer:

Full-time position with attractive remuneration (above award rate for the right candidate), including access to weekly pay, Employee Assistance Program, annual Family Day event extended to your wider family, as well as the opportunity for additional training and career growth.

In addition to the salary, you will be provided with a vehicle allowance or company vehicle, laptop and phone to complete your day-to-day work.

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills, and work approach, and you are looking to join a progressive construction company that embraces diversity and fosters its employees for long-term career progression, then send your application to [email protected]


Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted. This position is open only to those eligible to work in Australia

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and diversity, we encourage female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.