Project Director

Lead Tier 3 projects as Project Director in Queensland. Join Yurika to drive renewable energy innovation and sustainability. Enjoy competitive salary, benefits, and career growth opportunities.

Queensland, Australia  UTC+10:00 — UTC+11:00   On-site   Full Time   501-1000   6 days ago

At Yurika, we’re not just employees; we are catalysts for change, embarking on exciting projects that redefine the way we power the world.

As a part of our team, you will be at the forefront of innovation, contributing to the development and implementation of cutting-edge renewable energy solutions that make a tangible difference, shifting Australia towards a more sustainable energy future.

Through our rapidly growing national footprint, our teams work across everything from electricity networks, to solar, wind and battery projects, through to metering, telecommunications, EV charging and the supply of electrical infrastructure products.

Yurika is part of Energy Queensland – the largest, wholly government-owned electricity company in Australia that also includes Energex, Ergon Energy Network and Ergon Energy Retail. We have 100+ years’ experience in generation, transmission, and distribution power systems in Queensland and Australia, and we’re a key player delivering on the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan.

Why work for Yurika? We believe in empowering our people, offering a collaborative and inclusive work environment where your ideas and passion for sustainability are not just valued, but crucial. Join us and experience:

  • A solid pipeline of exciting projects
  • The ability to make a real difference to Australia’s energy landscape.
  • Flexibility to balance work with the other things in life important to you
  • Job security and competitive salary packages.
  • Flexible remuneration options including salary sacrificing, novated leases, plus strong 12.75% superannuation.
  • A wide range of benefits secured by enterprise bargaining agreements.
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone belongs.
  • Career development and recognition, with opportunities to grow your career through professional development and internal mobility.
  • A safety-first workplace culture that incorporates physical and mental health
  • An array of wellness programs from skin checks to gym memberships, through to mentoring and guidance, and 24/7 employee assistance program support.
  • Higher than industry average levels of employee engagement.

About You

You are a people leader and a project delivery expert with the ability to manage and develop a team of project management professionals. You have demonstrated ability in a management role with exposure to a broad range of disciplines, and a proven track record of delivering against agreed business outcomes within a major commercial environment.

You have extensive experience in the negotiation of contracts and delivery of multi-discipline complex infrastructure construction projects with a background in an engineering design, build & commission operating environment with scope greater than $100 million

You have proven background in the delivery of HV infrastructure construction integrating distribution, generation, renewables, operate and maintain, protection and comms from inception to practical completion in a contracting environment.

You have strong HSEQ focus and leadership capability demonstrated by high levels of team passion and commitment for delivery, and achieving strong results in areas of commercial performance and customer satisfaction.

You have a detailed knowledge of Critical Path Management, Earned Value Management, advanced resource allocation, project baseline comparisons and project reporting.

You have proven ability to exercise independent judgement accompanied by a high level financial, budgetary, pricing and risk assessment skills along with commercial savviness and entrepreneurial insight.

You have demonstrated success as an agent of change within a medium sized company undergoing significant transformation to improve its commercial and competitive standing.

You have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong customer relationships at all levels and successfully negotiate with and influence customer and senior level stakeholders in defining project delivery solutions and decisions in line with performance targets

You have demonstrated success in leading organisational change and delivering sustainable business improvements.

The Position

We’re currently recruiting a Project Director who provides the central point of leadership, direction and control for Tier 3 projects within the Engineering & Project Delivery division of Yurika.

This is a permanent position, located in any major centre (Queensland) and is accountable to the GM Engineering & Project Delivery.

This is an above award level position and remuneration will be graded on the successful applicants experience, qualifications and ability to successful deliver the position requirements.

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Motivate and lead a multi disciplinary team towards the achievement of the organisation's strategic goals.
  • Develop and mentor performance of all employees through performance review, maintaining position descriptions and approved training plans.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to project managers, construction managers to manage interfaces between the project management team and internal and external stakeholders, and mediate in issue management between project managers and external stakeholders and team members
  • Responsible and accountable for contract negotiation and ensuring that the infrastructure program of work is delivered on time, to budget, and as per client signed contract.
  • Manage all aspects the Contract including performance (internal resource and external contractor), whilst addressing and remedying issues in the short term and long term.
  • Manage all project management resourcing aspects of projects working and negotiating with strategic delivery partners to source and build a team of skilled staff who are passionate, innovative and delivery focused.
  • Full accountability for all aspects of project management; change management; schedule management; quality and risk management; budget, cost control, and cost forecasting
  • Accountable for initial contract negotiation and ongoing meeting of customer needs and operational objectives by working through issues effectively and proactively identifying and addressing risks and issues to achieving full project recovery as per contracted conditions.
  • Develop, manage and improve project management and control systems for all projects under management of Engineering & Project Delivery team including methodologies, templates and reports.
  • Provide regular, timely summary reporting, to the Board level, in dashboard format detailing project management performance and remedial actions.
  • Collaborates effectively managing information and confidentiality requirements across Energy Queensland Limited in accordance with applicable ring-fencing parameters.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to health, safety and environment and support a diverse and inclusive workplace


  • Degree level qualifications in a related field (Business, Management, HR) or appropriate management experience Formal project management and project director accreditation equivalent to Australian Institute Project Management (AIPM), PMBOK, Diploma, PMP or equivalent demonstrated project management experience.
  • C’ class drivers licence
  • Experience on HV Infrastructure projects > $100m

For more information about this role click on the Position Description link located at the bottom of the page.

Yurika is growing! If this role isn’t for you, please reach out to learn more about the different opportunities we have coming up. Please contact YURIKA! for a confidential chat to learn more about the position, Yurika or some of the exciting projects you’ll have the opportunity to be involved with.

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About the role

Jun 07, 2024

Full Time


Nov 28, 2024


Queensland, Australia


UTC+10:00 — UTC+11:00

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