Career Opportunities

Careers at Cooke & Dowsett

WORKING WITH US: Cooke & Dowsett is one of Australia’s leading tier one Plumbing Commercial Construction companies. Our success is built on hard work and continued commitment to our people. We are committed to doing what’s right for our clients, our team, and our communities.  We are currently experiencing growth nationally and we would love you to join us!

Expression of Interest:  Join the Team in 2024!

Cooke & Dowsett (VIC & WA)

Project Administrator/s

The Project Administrator is a great opportunity for candidates with  administration experience to join our construction team. In this role, you will provide vital support to the Project Managers, ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget, while following the contract, company policy, and industry quality standards. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with all aspects of project set up;
  • Assisting with procurement including obtaining quotes and issuing purchase orders;
  • Assist with document control through Aconex;
  • Assisting Report preparation;
  • Assisting with QA reporting;
  • Collating information for monthly reporting; and
  • Assisting with maintaining project office workspaces.


  • Certificate in Administration (highly regarded)
  • Intermediate Excel, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint & Outlook skills
  • The ability to work independently, as a team member and in varied working environments
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills and able to communicate with a wide variety of people including managing relationships with external clients / suppliers / contractors etc


Cooke & Dowsett (VIC)

Procurement Officer

As the ideal candidate you will have proven administration and data entry experience, preferably in the construction industry, with experience in:

  • Providing internal and external customer support
  • Assisting with processing of purchase orders and preparing invoices for approval nationally
  • Tracking purchase orders and checking against national price lists & quotes
  • General office duties and other duties as required or requested 


  • Previous high volume data entry experience
  • Exceptional time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to understand pricing agreements and contracts
  • A continuous improvement mindset, using initiative to identify and recommend areas for improvement
  • Previous experience within the construction industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to liaise professionally and courteously with colleagues, clients and suppliers
  • A supportive 'can do' attitude

Cooke & Dowsett Rosetta Plumbing (TAS)

Due to our continued growth, Cooke & Dowsett - Rosetta have an opportunity for a Project Manager & Graduate – Projects to join our team in Tasmania. We have a strong pipeline of ongoing projects and have secure long-term relationships with our clients.

As our new Project Manager and reporting to the State Manager and Directors, you will lead and manage our on-site teams and engage with clients and other stakeholders to ensure successful project delivery. This role involves management of the plumbing requirements on large commercial sites and will suit someone with experience in driving complex projects whilst meeting time, quality and budget targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure projects run to schedule
  • Engage, coordinate and manage labour and subcontractors during the project
  • Manage and mentor a team of Site Managers and staff
  • Closely monitoring project finances
  • Communicate, negotiate and track the progress of projects
  • Liaising between contractors and senior managers
  • Dispute/issue resolution as required
  • Control and drive plumbing programs
  • Liaise closely with clients and consultants
  • Implementation of OH&S, progress and cost reporting
  • Implementation of ISO 9001 Accredited Quality Assurance System
  • Assisting the site team and various contractors and suppliers

Skills and Experience:

  • A relevant trade qualification in plumbing
  • Record in delivering high value projects
  • Strong understanding of plumbing systems, codes and regulations
  • Project Management experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in commercial plumbing/construction industry
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication skills
  • Work within a team environment
  • An excellent understanding of technical specifications
  • Australian standards comprehension
  • Good computer skills including Excel, Outlook, Word, Aconex, Web FM or similar
  • Willingness to travel as required

Cooke & Dowsett Rosetta Plumbing (TAS)

Graduate – Projects

As a Graduate - Projects, you will play a pivotal role by working closely with our team to provide essential support in contract administration and project delivery. You will contribute to various project phases, from initiating tenders to overseeing project completion. Your responsibilities will encompass overseeing time, cost, quality, communication, and project scope. Additionally, you will be instrumental in shaping project programs and methodologies, cultivating relationships with stakeholders, and applying resourceful problem-solving abilities.  The role will provide visibility across a wide range of built form projects.

We are seeking candidates who bring the following qualifications and skills to the table:

  • Currently undertaking, preferably in their final year, or recently having completed a Construction or Project Management, Engineering (particularly hydraulics) or similar related Bachelor's degree (this is essential).
  • Demonstrated experience in support roles, showcasing adept stakeholder liaison skills and the ability to orchestrate cohesive collaborations.
  • Proficiency in communication, professional writing, and various software tools (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, MS Outlook).
  • Familiarity with contract administration tasks, including drafting meeting agendas and minutes, responding to RFI inquiries, managing the preparation of progress reports, and handling claims.
  • Basic proficiency in understanding project delivery schedules (MS Project).
  • Ability to interpret/understand construction drawings for buildings and infrastructure, as well as the capability to prepare site inspection reports.
  • Willingness to take on board all contract administration tasks.