US – Project Manager – Civils & Structural

Job Type: Full-time | Location: Childress, Texas | Reporting to: Construction Manager

Reporting to the Construction Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for providing sound management of large and complex civil and structural projects at our Childress, Texas location including project plans, scope definition, timelines, quality definition, assurance and project controls. This role is accountable for managing contractor, project personnel and internal relationships, developing stakeholder lines of communication and ensuring superior project delivery to exceed the expectations.

Reporting to the Construction Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for providing sound management of large and complex civil and structural projects at our Childress, Texas location including project plans, scope definition, timelines, quality definition, assurance and project controls. This role is accountable for managing contractor, project personnel and internal relationships, developing stakeholder lines of communication and ensuring superior project delivery to exceed the expectations.

In this role, you will be a key part of a small team in order to deliver the projects for our business in accordance with the agreed KPI’s developed with the Senior Management which at a minimum would include:

  • Safety outcomes through a continuing safety culture
  • Contribution and leadership within a project team
  • Supporting the Senior Project Teams and higher Management
  • Delivering outstanding service to our clients
  • Workload and utilization as planned in program and project delivery
  • Organizational and project compliance


The Project Manager will be responsible for the following as well as other job-related duties and/or projects that may be assigned.

Business Development

  • Strengthen stakeholder and contractor relationships.
  • Manage personnel providing direction
  • Perform to business expectations and goals, maintaining an environment that is outcomes focused, encourages open communication and high standard of safety and quality in project delivery.
  • Provide commercial input, delivery expertise and constructability for civil and structural.

Project Start-up

  • Deliver each of the activities noted in the Project planning processes.
  • Facilitate handover from proposal team to project team.
  • Formulate project management plans addressing Scope, HSE and Quality outcomes.
  • Develop Work Breakdown Structure for planned work effort.

Scope Management

  • Support the management of construction documents for completeness and ensure all area personnel are aware of the scope and obligations under the contract.
  • Actively lead the Design and constructability reviews of civils and structural components.
  • Work closely with the design team to ensure lessons learnt and construction improvements are incorporated into the design.

Program Management

  • Develop and deliver schedule of structural & civil works within the key delivery phases.
  • Develop and deliver program of works and develop resourcing plans, ensuring resources are used efficiently and productivity is maximised.
  • Effectively manage construction programs to meet agreed schedule and key milestones.
  • Implement time saving initiatives to accelerate project delivery within appropriate risk tolerances.

Cost Management

  • Maintain project cost plans including forecasting of risks and cost contingencies.
  • Monitor all costs in line with budget forecasts and ensure appropriate action is taken to advise early of cost impacts.
  • Communicate budget variances to the Construction Manager
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of resources used (labour, timesheets, materials, subcontractors) and work completed.

Quality Management

  • Establish measurable performance indicators for subordinates, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Close out of non-conformances and defect rectification prior to project completion.
  • Complete each of the activities noted in the Project Closure process as quickly as practicable.
  • Ensure hand over manuals and relevant project documentation is provided, satisfactory and filed appropriately.
  • Manage defects within defect liability period for each contractor.
  • Conduct project hand over meeting with the operations.
  • Organise hand over and archive of project documentation in accordance with management plan and Company guidelines.

Project Evaluation and Continual Improvement

  • Contribute to evaluations of project performance and recommend actions for improvement of processes.

People Leadership

  • Be a leader within the project team to ensure efficient and effective project management and delivery.
  • Identify gaps within the project team resourcing and liaise with the CM to resolve workload allocation or staffing issues.
  • Ensure that all personnel, including subcontractors, under their management are appropriately inducted and trained in line with company requirements.
  • Liaise with the Construction Manager to identify talent acquisitions and employee retention processes.


  • Deliver and support monthly Project Control meetings.
  • Develop clear action items and deliverable dates for the project team including contractors and suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Organise and attend meetings as required.
  • Escalate incidents, issues, external enquiries or concerns to the Construction Manager or VP as required.

Relationship Management

  • Establish mechanisms to enhance the communication process and overall relationship with relevant personnel and teams to ensure project goals are delivered.
  • Take a leadership role and professional approach to contractor interactions within the project to positively build reputation.
  • Keep all stakeholders informed and engaged within project delivery.

Key Deliverables:

Driving excellent Risk and HSEQ performance within the Project/Contract

  • Comply with IREN’s Risk Management, Quality Assurance and Health, Safety and Environment management systems, including statutory obligations.
  • Consistently deliver excellent Risk and HSE results.
  • Drive for zero harm and relentlessly pursue safety.
  • Acts as a role model for a positive HSE culture in the workplace; encourage people managers and team leaders in their business unit to do the same.

Strategic Thinking: Looks and plans ahead

  • Thinks ahead and anticipates and addresses issues before they become major problems.
  • Makes decisions on sound analysis of appropriate information.
  • Makes timely and sound decisions that help achieve business goals.
  • Sets (SMART) goals for self and his/her team that are aligned with the business strategy.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Seeks opportunities to grow the business

  • Generates ideas to improve project or business delivery.
  • Look for growth opportunities in the team/project and ways to improve performance.
  • Encourages the development of ideas within the team.

Project Focus: Always acts with the project deliverables in mind

  • Focuses on service quality and understands his/her contribution in delivering value.
  • Actively seeks to understand business needs.
  • Responds constructively to feedback.
  • Delivers on commitments made to the project.
  • Takes responsibility for effective delivery of assigned tasks.

Commercial Thinking: Achieves financial outcomes

  • Understands his/her role in creating shareholder value.
  • Understands business fundamentals (e.g. P&L, cost & revenue drivers, risk, legal, contracts).
  • Contributes significantly on budgets and controls costs effectively.

Driving Results: Can be counted on to achieve performance goals

  • Consistently delivers results, is persistent and finds ways to get things done.
  • Drives for zero harm and relentlessly pursues safety.
  • Has energy and enthusiasm. Drives for operational excellence.
  • Gets things done in a way which role models the Values (Integrity, Challenge, Collaboration & Ingenuity).
  • Thinks and acts in a disciplined way.

People Leadership: Is a people builder and motivator

  • Establishes clear (and stretch) expectations, gives regular feedback and manages consequences.
  • Creates a team spirit and contributes appropriately.
  • Contributes ideas to direction, during times of change and supports the team having capability to respond to change.
  • Drives own development and seeks feedback on performance.

Knowledge Leadership: Encourages motivation

  • Encourages open expression of ideas, innovation and knowledge sharing.
  • Implements existing solutions and processes to avoid ‘re-inventing the wheel’.
  • Shares knowledge ideas across wider business.

Collaboration: Works well with others

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Is supportive of resource sharing and expertise outside the immediate team.
  • Facilitates the resolution of conflict and understands roles and responsibilities in the team.
  • Prepared to give up own position/agenda to solve problems for the benefit of the project.

Desired Skills include:

  • A strong sense of accountability and responsibility.
  • An ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans
  • Strong management and solid organisational skills, including multitasking and time-management as you will be working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Suite (Work, Excel, Outlook, etc)
  • Knowledge of file management and other administrative procedures.
  • PM certification will be highly regarded. However, this is not a requirement
  • An ability to seek and be involved in business improvement opportunities.
  • An ability to manage pressure and maintain a high level of energy.
  • A high level of motivation and commitment to improve work practices, systems and procedures
  • Flexible attitude to working hours to meet demand.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to develop, implement and manage change effectively
  • Possess a strong ability to develop relationships
  • Able to work collaboratively across multiple functions and jurisdictions

Desired Qualifications include:

  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience and tertiary qualifications in project management desirable.
  • Qualifications in structural/civil discipline or demonstrable experience and technical knowledge in civil/structural construction.
  • Proven project management and people leadership experience (5 years plus) in construction or similar role
  • Experience in a fast-paced growth environment
  • Experience with problem solving in complex projects that have a company-wide impact

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