Senior Project Manager

Location:: Adelaide CBD
Sectors: ICT
Employment type: Permanent
Salary: AU$150000 - AU$160000.00 per annum
Contact name: Phil Loyden

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Job reference: BBBH1986_1710484304
Published: 4 months ago

As the most senior project manager in the team, the successful applicant will allocate time to both defence project management and nurturing the project management discipline itself.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership and mentoring of your project management and project support team.
  • Cultivating a fulfilled and engaged project management workforce.
  • Nurturing career pathways for project support and management staff.
  • Managing the performance of activities to achieve team goals and successful project outcomes.
  • Applying ASDEFCON and SAFe knowledge and helping to shape the practical fusion of the two.
  • Defining and tuning project management processes in synergy with the engineering disciplines.
  • Understanding ASDEFCON contract management and execution expectations including project data and performance reporting.
  • Defining and maintaining project cost models, resource forecasts, schedules, financial performance, risks, issues and opportunities.
  • Ensuring realistic project plans are developed and maintained.
  • Working with other organisational function areas to ensure adequate and timely supply of necessary resources.
  • Tracking activities against project schedules, budgets, scope, risks, quality, and user satisfaction metrics.
  • Managing expenditure against approved project budgets.
  • Managing stakeholder expectations and involvement in projects.
  • Directing the risk management approach for projects and ensuring that risks and issues are managed in line with policy.
  • Communicating project status information clearly in verbal and written form.
  • Presenting information within a complex Defence environment to suit different audiences.
  • Supporting the team in delivering outcomes using traditional and agile project management methodologies.

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • At least 10 years' experience as a Project Manager or 5 years as a Senior Project Manager.
  • Experience project managing large and small projects, ideally within the Defence domain.
  • A sound understanding project management across the defence capability lifecycle.
  • Familiarity in the delivery and sustainment of software-based projects.
  • Experience working with both waterfall and Agile project methodologies.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills.
  • The ability to manage and interpret ambiguity to deliver against evolving business requirements.
  • Experience in industry project management standards such as Prince2 or PMBOK.
  • Motivation to lead a dynamic team supporting leading edge technology

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Experience as a Project Manager in the Defence industry.
  • Relevant tertiary level education in Project Management or a related field
  • Knowledge and experience of Government procurement, finance, and reporting

Due to the nature of this role, applicants must hold a minimum of an NV1 security clearance to be considered.