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Title:  Communications Advisor

Job Number:  12953

Eveleigh, NSW, AU, 2015

About the Novo Rail Alliance

The Novo Rail Alliance delivers Rail Infrastructure projects in the Sydney and surrounding areas extending to Newcastle, Lithgow and Wollongong. The Alliance members include Transport for NSW, Aurecon, Laing O’Rourke and John Holland. The programme Alliance commenced just over 10 years ago and has delivered over $1.3 BN worth of infrastructure projects as a delivery partner for Transport for NSW.
About the role
Novo Rail Alliance are currently recruiting for a Communications Advisor for an infrastructure project based in Sydney, NSW.
Key responsibilities
As a Communications Advisor you will be working closely with the Communications Manager, on site at Redfern, to support the Project Team in delivering the project works. This role provides the opportunity to be mentored and trained by an experienced Communications Manager, in a busy, hands-on work environment.  You will be supported to deliver best practice communication and stakeholder engagement initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • production of communications material    
  • community consultation and engagement    
  • delivery of project information    
  • attendance at construction and possession planning meetings
  • database management
  • enquiries and complaints management
  • analysis and reporting


You will also be required to coordinate and undertake a number of administration tasks across the project.
You will:

  • Be determined and driven with a demonstrated record of achievement;
  • Have a keen interest to work within a team environment, work to deadlines and learn about the rail industry
  • Be flexible and able to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Work with energy, initiative and enthusiasm;
  • Have the ability to work autonomously, quickly and under pressure
  • Have strong planning, organisation, time management and problem solving attributes;
  • Be proactive
  • Be able to work weekends and nights at times and be able to get yourself to site for weekend work (during rail possessions)
  • Commit to creating a positive culture that puts safety at the heart of what we do;
  • Challenge and change practices to encourage innovative thinking;
  • Commit to learning and development, and seek opportunities to develop their potential;
  • Continually improve efficiency and develop flexible solutions for our stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds;
  • Work collaboratively as one team to support the total capability of our business;
  • Have strong written and verbal communications skills
  • A relevant Communication, Social Science or Arts degree (majoring in Communications) or equivalent and a keen interest in working in construction and project delivery is necessary
  • Drivers licence


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the very best in our people.