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Title:  Community Place Manager

Job Number:  13414

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2009

About John Holland


We're all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia and New Zealand.

From the epic to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently. While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it.

We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.


Are you up for the challenge?

About the role


We are currently looking to speak to Community Place Manager's to join the team on our iconic Waterloo Integrated Station Development, Alexandria.


Key accountabilties:


  • Identify stakeholder and community issues and develop strategies to minimise impacts.
  • Ensure client expectations are fully understood and develop good working relationships with the client.
  • Plan and manage contact with external stakeholders and the community in a way that enhances the reputation of John Holland and organisation partners
  • Assist to develop and implement the Community Communications Plan for the project including developing and implementing plans and procedures for a specific Area, ensuring they are updated as required.
  • Develop good working relationships with the project construction team to ensure activities are undertaken strategically, minimising impact and disruption to stakeholders and the community.
  • Provide advice and assistance to the construction teams on community and stakeholder activities so communication and notification requirements are understood in accordance with the Stakeholder Relations and Communications Management Plan
  • Write a range of high-quality communication materials, including notifications, newsletters, advertising, social media posts and formal correspondence as well as co-ordinate residential door-knocks as appropriate
  • Manage responses to all project related communications matters including via phone, email, website and social media in line with agreed client framework
  • Co-ordinate and support regular stakeholder and community meetings as required, including Community Reference Groups
  • Develop a range of project specific forums for stakeholders and the community including community forums, pop up information sessions etc
  • Liaise with construction teams, community and stakeholders to respond to the project number and manage all queries in accordance with the client’s framework.
  • Communicate community and stakeholder awareness and risk minimisation programs across the Project through inductions and toolbox presentations.
  • Contribute to the identification of construction related risks and hazards with regard to stakeholders and the community.
  • Maintain registers and ensure community and stakeholder activities are recorded appropriately and in line with agreed client framework.
  • Provide information to input into project monthly reporting cycles.
  • Assist in the identification, development and management of promotional opportunities for the project and its construction (i.e. media, presentations, milestones etc)


About you


You will have:


  • Tertiary Degree (Bachelor level) or certificate or relevant experience (disciplines relevant to function area, e.g. public relations, journalism, stakeholder management, marketing).
  • Demonstrated project experience in community and stakeholders relations role
  • Multi-discipline experience, e.g. corporate communications, stakeholder relations, marketing communications.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills


We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences, and a strong framework for on-going career development.

We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland. At John Holland we understand that our greatest resource is our people.

We pride ourselves on being a market leader in targeting training, career development and remuneration.

We provide long-term career options within an equal opportunity workplace where we recognise the importance of flexibility and a healthy work-life balance. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.