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Program Controls Manager

LocationMelbourne, VIC
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: AAH8T
Category: Aviation

We're on the lookout for a dynamic and seasoned professional to be the driving force behind our capital delivery programs. The Project Control Manager will play a critical role in ensuring a consistent approach to key control activities across the capital portfolio.

You'll be at the helm of creating a uniform project scheduling approach, crafting integrated program schedules, and delivering pivotal monthly program reports to influential stakeholder forums. Your expertise will be the linchpin in upholding stringent cost control and compliance standards across our capital portfolio, making a paramount impact on project execution and success.

Key Responsibilities:

The role's duties and accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertake resource planning for projects across their Portfolios.
  • Ensure a consistent project scheduling methodology is adopted across the capital delivery programs (i.e. standardised durations for key activities and project types), accurate milestone reporting and timely updates.
  • Identify key interdependencies across the program for their portfolios.
  • Supporting the delivery programs in the development of integrated program schedules, ensuring program do-ability and fleshing out project interdependencies to avoid unnecessary project delays and inaccurate cash flow forecasting and completion of cost control activities (accurate and timely funding and change requests) and other compliance activities (i.e. scope change requests, completion of stage gates and risk assessments).
  • Deliver monthly program reporting for key stakeholder forums including Integrated Capital Planning Steering Group, Business Unit month-end reports and Project Controls Groups.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline and extensive experience in a similar role
  • Strong experience (5+ years) in Project Controls of large Infrastructure programs would be advantageous.
  • Strong Scheduling and Cost Management Skills with a schedule bias.
  • A proven track record of effective project controls on a major project or program.
  • Strong commercial and business knowledge with emphasis in building and civil infrastructure.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office suite (especially MS Project) and Primavera.

We understand that not everyone will feel they meet all of these 100%. However, if you feel you have the attitude and aptitude to grow within our team, we invite you to apply and have a conversation with us about this position.

About the Company:

Melbourne Airport (Australia Pacific Airports Corporation) is proud to be one of Australia's premier transport hubs and Victoria's gateway to the world, connecting us to the global marketplace. We are committed to creating connections that matter and enhancing the traveller experience across every aspect of our organisation to deliver our vision of becoming Australia's favourite Airport destination. Currently, in an exciting phase of change, we are delivering rewarding career opportunities, making Melbourne Airport a dynamic and fast-paced place to work for our people.

APAC is a majority Australian-owned private company that also operates Launceston Airport, the tourism gateway to Tasmania and an industry multi-award-winning airport.

Culture and Values:

By joining the team at Melbourne Airport, you will work within a friendly, high-performance culture with a focus on our people and their development.

Our vision is to become Australia's favourite Airport destination and our people are paramount to achieving this success. We provide a supportive environment, with values that encourage all of our employees to Be You, Think Big, Own it and Work Together.


  • Access to airport car parking 24 hours/365 days a year for both business and personal use
  • Hybrid flexible working arrangements
  • Airport Holiday, an additional day of leave
  • Wellness Day, a further additional day of leave
  • Discounted onsite childcare at Creative Garden Early Learning
  • Mental health and well-being initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Career and professional development
  • Active social culture and participation in a range of social impact days and activities
  • Signature Experiences including an airfield family day, and kids’ footy day 
  • Access to an employee benefits scheme including access to corporate rates and airport retailer discounts (including SkyBus)

APAC is committed to weaving Diversity into our DNA. We believe that Diversity and Inclusion will help us realise our greatest potential as a company and maximise the potential of all our team members. We strive to create a culture where our team members understand that each individual is unique and that embracing diversity makes us more flexible, productive, and creative.

APAC provides equal opportunity and advancement in employment regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, cultural background, caring responsibilities, disability or socioeconomic background. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds who share our workplace values of Being You, Thinking Big, Owning It and Working Together.