Site Manager/ Senior Project Engineer - Darwin, NT

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Location:Northern Territory
Job Type:Full Time

About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry. Laing O’Rourke is proud to hold the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Citation - Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

About the project

Laing O’Rourke is supporting Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. The Larrakeyah Defence Precinct is a critical enabler and provides support to the sustainment of the Australian Defence Force. The base supports numerous Army, Navy and Joint units, including Headquarters Northern Command, North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) and HMAS Coonawarra. The Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program is a merging of two former projects, J0109 Larrakeyah barracks Defence Precinct and N2238 Facilities to Support Naval Operations in the North.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Site Manager/Senior Project Engineer to join us on the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program in Darwin, NT.

If you’re seeking an adventure, right now is a great time to move to Darwin. Look forward to a tropical climate with world-class natural and cultural attractions within driving distance.

This permanent role offers great career prospects with a privately-owned tier 1 constructor and international engineering enterprise. Full interstate relocation support is available, noting that no fly in fly out arrangements will be offered.

Key responsibilities

In this role you will have overall responsibility for a portion of works which will see you oversee subcontractor packages and construction delivery teams. You will ensure the delivery of the overall project scope is within the time, cost, quality and safety requirements. You will drive high performance through identification of risks, interface with clients and authorities, and support Project Leaders to ensure client expectations are managed.

About you

This role would suit either a Senior Project Engineer with an aptitude for site management who is seeking a career in project management, or a Site Manager with a technical/engineering background. You will bring extensive experience in delivering large-scale building projects with top-tier contractors. A relevant engineering or construction management degree, or equivalent experience. Managing Contractor experience would be beneficial.


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the best in our people. We believe in building careers through providing a safe, connected and innovative culture that supports ongoing growth and development. We offer industry-leading benefits such as specialised learning and development programs, a mental health and wellbeing program, industry leading paid parental leave policy, family friendly work practices, additional purchased leave option and coaching programs for staff on parental leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce.

As a proud RAP organisation, Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Download our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan at

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.