Senior Project Manager - Sydney


The client is seeking to identify suitable Candidates to perform the role of Project Manager to help the agency monitor project schedules and budgets, prepare progress reports, and liaise with key stakeholders.

Project Managers support the delivery of the agency’s projects. They play a role in managing straightforward projects, developing, and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders and provide specialist advice to ensure the consistent delivery of project outputs. The level of Security Clearance required for a Role will be confirmed at the time of Contract.

Estimated start date  immediate

Initial contract duration  28 Feb 2025

Extension term 12 months

Working arrangements The candidate will be required to attend and undertake their work at a Services Australia office in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra or Melbourne for a minimum of 3 days per week.

Security clearance Must be Australian Citizen with the ability to obtain Baseline

Candidates that are suitable to perform Senior Project Manager (EL2)

Main Duties may include, but not limited to, some or all of the following:

  • manage, lead and deliver projects that may have an agency wide impact
  • develop, implement and evaluate project plans and schedules in accordance with the agency’s project management framework and consider project interdependencies
  • collaborate with staff in immediate work area and with internal and external stakeholders
  • oversee project design, governance arrangements and operational integration
  • ensure project deliverables and milestones are met on time and within budget
  • lead strategic planning for longer term project initiatives
  • provide high level strategic advice and feedback to stakeholders and the agency’s executive
  • research, review and evaluate projects within a section or specialist area
  • report on project objectives and outputs for presentation to the executive, and oversee ongoing project reporting
  • oversee, review and advise on written material including business cases, plans, reports, executive and ministerial briefs and corporate documentation
  • plan, manage and monitor financial budgets and oversee the management of contracts, procurement, resources and expenditure
  • identify, assess, manage, escalate, report and monitor project risks, issues and benefits, including developing treatment strategies
  • analyse project performance and oversee quality management to ensure that project deliverables are fit for purpose and meet client needs
  • drive innovation, manage and lead change, and actively contribute to and implement the agency’s strategic direction
  • engage, negotiate and manage key strategic stakeholder relationships to deliver projects and respond to changes in needs and expectations
  • represent and negotiate on behalf of the agency to advance the agency’s interests at external, cross-agency, inter-jurisdictional and other forums

Main skills/attributes:

Skills for the Information Age (SFIA) required:

  • Project management PRMG – Level 6
  • Organisational change management CIPM – Level 6
  • Quality management QUMG – Level 5
  • Requirements definition and management REQM – Level 5
  • Stakeholder relationship management RLMT – Level 5
  • Measurement MEAS – Level 5 • Resourcing RESC – Level 4

Ability to:

  • Apply knowledge and skills in project and program management frameworks
  • Understand the audience and context, anticipate responses and effectively tailor communication and communication styles
  • Develop and manage key strategic stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrate personal resilience and apply well developed influencing, negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Demonstrate highly developed strategic planning skills to determine work priorities and deliver business outcomes
  • Make balanced decisions using professional judgement, risk evaluation and in the context of ambiguity and a changing environment

Sydney, NSW

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