Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-07-21
Reference: V-36437
Contact Name: Kelly Shockley
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 22, 2019 12:04

Job Description

Key Duties: 

The services will include and not be limited to:

  • Managing:
  • projects that are high risk or complex in nature;
  • multiple projects concurrently;
  • projects of strategic importance to the Department;
  • a multi discipline team with complex and different interfaces;
  • project risks and issues and escalating as appropriate;
  • resources for projects and/or programmes;
  • Providing strategic planning, mapping and modelling development;
  • Developing project documentation to a high standard as specified by the Department’s methodology within identified timeframes;
  • Preparing and maintaining the project schedule;
  • Building and developing stakeholder relationships;
  • Preparing progress reports;
  • Preparing and managing budgets;
  • Transferring knowledge and skills and mentoring staff;
  • Facilitating and conducting requirements progress meetings, presentations and workshops.
Specified Personnel will be expected to transfer skills and knowledge to departmental staff and ensure appropriate documentation is stored in accordance with the Department’s recordkeeping policy and practices.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • 5+ years’ continuous experience as a Senior Project Manager (or equivalent) of significant projects $2m+;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Project Professional and MS Project Server as it relates to managing their project;
  • Current PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification;
  • One or more of the below desirable industry certifications:
  • PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner;
  • Agile PM  Practitioner Certification;
  • Academic qualifications equivalent to:
  • Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) or;
  • Advanced Diploma of Program Management (BSB61215);
  • Professional Membership and Certification:
  • Member of Australian Institute of Project Management (MAIPM) with a current Certified Practicing Senior Project Manager (CPSPM) certification, or
  • Member of Project Management Institute (PMI) with Australian Chapter Membership with a current Project Management Professional (PMP)  certification with 10 years continuous experience, or
  • Equivalent Professional Membership and Certifications - APM (UK), IPMA, etc;
Location and Contract Term: Canberra based role. Approx start date in August 2019 with contract till 30 June 2020. 2 x 12 month contract extension options pending budget and delegate approval.


Security Requirements: Applicants must be Australian Citizens. A NV1 security clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain is required.


How to Apply:

Applications close 1 August.

Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you may need to complete selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates

Call Kelly Shockley 1300 944 936 for any further information

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