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Director, Construction Management (Permanent)

Location: Broadmeadows, Victoria Country: Australia

With operations in 35+ nations and ~ 20,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL's therapies. Seqirus is the second largest influenza vaccine company in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Responsibilities This role is an experienced and recognized technical expert in the design, construction, safety, verification and startup of facilities. His/her principal role is to provide a Center of Excellence within the organization in the execution of capital projects. S/he develops and implements a scalable, global strategy that facilitates safe building design and construction while protecting contractors who construct our facilities. The role requires knowledge and technical specialization to recognize and control risks posed by all construction activities and related works and disciplines in the construction and renovation of manufacturing sites, warehouses, office buildings and laboratories. Qualifications

Role is responsible to:

  • Work within a team of construction leaders to develop and execute a global construction management center of expertise
  • Establish priorities for development of various areas of focus, with associated timeline for deployment of Construction Management strategies.
  • Define best practices and approaches to be adopted in ongoing and future construction projects
  • Develop and deploy various methodologies including lean construction, digital delivery, construction quality, and construction safety
  • Grow team capabilities to not only support, but drive projects throughout the business using internal and external resources - maintaining regular contact with operational managers and external contractors
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects, contractors and other stakeholders to ensure schedule, cost, quality, safety, scope, and function are met
  • Consult with legal representatives, government officials or inspectors to meet required regional regulations
  • Prepare cost estimates, timetables, budgets, and any technical and contractual information
  • Set goals and targets for Construction Management deployment including reporting frequency and KPI's.
  • Reviews/assessments - Regularly visit strategic projects to conduct assessments and reviews in close collaboration with project teams. Discuss positive observations, areas for improvement and lead the development of required action plans.


Bachelor's degree in relevant technical background


  • A minimum of 10+ years of progressive experience in Construction Management is required, with demonstrated knowledge and experience identifying, mitigating and controlling the broad spectrum of risks in capital construction projects. Including contract development, interactions with construction labor force and related field activities in enforcement of contract terms and conditions, construction safety and sub-contractor responsibilities to manage risk, drive cost, schedule, quality and safety expectations
  • Experience managing contracts with external vendors
  • Significant experience with best practices in construction management
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within aggressive timelines with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment


  • Managerial Courage:Does not hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and 'actionable' positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practice, trends and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Drive for Results/Execution: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Decision Quality: Makes good decision based upon a mixture analysis, wisdom experience, and judgment; most his/her solution and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Innovation Management: Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.
  • Developing Talent: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Managing Vision and Purpose: Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; talks beyond today; talks about possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally support behind the vision; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvement in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Organizing: Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Priority Setting: Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

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Posted Date: 29 Jun 2020 Reference: JS979C88E8112C/904648569 Employment Agency: CSL Behring Contact: CSL Behring