Infrastructure Project Officer

The National Gallery of Australia
Closing Date
Thu, 26th May 2022
Position Type
Full Time
$65,476 - $71,174

The National Gallery’s Capital Works Taskforce was established in 2021 to lead delivery of the Gallery’s significant capital works program that includes delivery of over $100 million in capital asset upgrade projects, the establishment of a planned sustainable asset management program for the future, and the delivery of significant or iconic capital works projects.

The Capital Works Taskforce is led by the Taskforce Project Director who has responsibility for the Building Services and Infrastructure Portfolio overseeing:

  • Work Health and Safety compliance for construction related activities,
  • Strategic Asset Management Planning,
  • Significant Projects,
  • Capital Works,
  • Facility Management, and
  • Security Services.

The Building Services and Infrastructure Portfolio is committed to meeting the Gallery’s commitments to the:

  • Gender Equity Action Plan
  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Disability Inclusion Action Plan, and
  • Environmental Sustainability Action Plan for which the division is the Gallery lead.

The Building Services and Infrastructure Portfolio is comprised of the following key work streams:

  • Facility Management,
  • Security,
  • Capital Works Taskforce,
  • Exhibitions support, and
  • Minor capital works.

The Infrastructure Project Officer provides a range of administrative and coordination services with a strong emphasis on the delivery of minor capital works projects. This position is in the Building Services Section within the Facilities Management Department. 
The primary focus of the building services team is the creation and maintenance of a healthy and safe environment for visitors and employees and also for maintaining strict environmental conditions (temperature and relative humidity) for the display and storage of the national collection of works of art.

Our ideal candidate has experience successfully overseeing the management of planned and reactive building maintenance and minor capital works projects within a national cultural institution, with a strong client service ethos.  To be successful in this role, you require government procurement and contract management experience or the ability to gain these skills. You have experience in a facility management environment with a strong understanding of WHS principles and practices.

You respond well to changing priorities and collaborate effectively with your colleagues.  Your highly developed organisational skills will ensure you can provide quality management of the National Gallery’s soft and hard facility management areas. 
You are client focused with highly developed written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to liaise and negotiate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders.

You have a high level understanding and use of the Microsoft Office 365 suit of programs including word, excel and PDF.

In accordance with the NGA 4 work level standards and working to the Head of Facilities Management you will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation and monitoring of building services WHS system/s to achieve and maintain work health and safety standards.
  • Under limited direction, undertake and/or assist in the delivery of a broad range of Building Services projects.
  • Engage, work with, and supervise contractors working on Gallery premises.
  • Develop and foster stakeholder relationships to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Provide high level support and administrative assistance across the portfolio.

Note: Some out of hour’s work will be required to be performed in this role.


Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Tui Tahi on +61 6240 6601 or The Recruitment team may also be contacted on +61 6240 6495.

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