Principal (Project Management)

Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Due to significant growth and increasing client demand, Orion Consulting is searching for a leader in Project Management to be part of our team. The right Principal can expect a challenging yet extremely rewarding experience. If you demand excellence, integrity, reliability, and quality of service from yourself and your peers, this is the role for you.

Orion is a development services consultancy that has rapidly become known for providing superior value to its clients. We are honest, accessible and valued for our commercial mindset and using our deep understanding of development to drive innovative solutions to complex projects. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and we are an equal opportunity employer. Our culture is inclusive, fun and dynamic and we love to challenge the status quo. We invest in our people and provide them with opportunities to become the best they can be. And now we are expanding. If you are a Principal, or an experienced Senior Project Manager looking for your next challenge, then now is the time to become a part of our Sydney team.

Your Role

  • As a Principal, you will work alongside the Manager of Projects (primarily) and other business units to meet or exceed the organisation’s objectives
  • You will personally direct, lead, support, and challenge project teams, working on a wide variety of interesting and complex projects
  • You will ensure the planning and execution of project deliverables whilst managing resources, approved budgets, and timeframes constraints
  • You will provide mentoring to the other members of the Orion team
  • You will drive the strategic, commercial, and continued growth of the business


  • Commitment to the Orion vision
  • With the Manager of Projects, take a leadership role in the coordination and management of the design team resources to meet project and client milestones.
  • Actively create and capitalise on new business opportunities.
  • Preparation of tenders and fee proposals for new projects, and project variations that may span multiple disciplines both within and external to Orion.
  • Detailed oversight of design operations to ensure the responsiveness of the design staff to clients, project managers, and authorities is maintained at a very high level.
  • Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature judgement in anticipating and solving design issues.
  • Regular and friendly interaction with clients
  • Plan, execute, and finalise projects according to deadlines
  • Manage project reporting, budgets, forecasting, and invoicing
  • Liaise with authorities and utility agencies
  • Drive the implementation of good practice, templates, policies, tools, and partnerships to support the ongoing success of the business.
  • Assist with growing and developing the company and its engineering standards to help provide unique and modern design methodologies to be adopted by the company

Skills and Expertise

  • Minimum 15+ years industry experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualification including Chartered Engineering (CPEng) status
  • Membership of relevant association(s) (e.g. MIEAust)
  • Extensive understanding of the development industry, project and program management principles, methods, and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability in leading complex projects
  • Strong relationships within the industry
  • Advanced technical and commercial acumen
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

Performance Goals

  • First port of call for project-related matters.
  • Ensure delivery of high-standard documentation through the OCE QA review process.
  • Ensure company and client deadlines, commitments, and expectations are met.
  • Ensure business development opportunities are capitalised on.
  • Maintenance of strong, enduring, and cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Commitment to the professional development of peers within the Orion Consulting business
  • Engagement in the ongoing review and improvements to the Orion Consulting business processes to identify opportunities for efficiencies or value-add to either Orion Consulting or its Clients
  • Demonstrable commitment to the positive culture within the Orion Consulting business and the promotion of Orion Consulting as a consultant and employer of choice.


  • We offer a boutique working environment with a young and diverse team of project managers, construction managers, designers, planners and engineers who are dedicated to providing superior service to our valued Clients.
  • We have a structure that offers opportunity for career progression alongside the growth of the business.
  • We offer unstructured mentoring, guidance, ongoing support and supervision.
  • We focus on spending more time getting the job done by minimising processes and administration tasks.
  • We organise regular social activities.
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate with your experience.

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