#1367-1 Project Manager

#1367-1 Project Manager

Job Title: #1367-1 Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Market Rate
Start Date: 2021-09-23
Reference: V-39929
Contact Name: Connie TONG
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 24, 2021 15:28

Job Description

About the Role:

The position is based in the Strategic Business branch, which delivers professional business change services that enable the ACT Government to deliver quality outcomes for the Territory. Key focus areas include: optimising investment through change initiatives; identifying, supporting and enabling multi-directorate solutions; and delivering quality services that enable business areas to realise significant benefits. The position is responsible for managing a range of business and information technology projects in accordance with recognised project management methodologies to deliver quality outcomes within agreed tolerances.

1. Manage a range of business projects, often concurrently, in accordance with recognised project management methodologies to deliver a quality outcome within agreed tolerances.
2. Provide advice on information technology and communication matters to clients and other stakeholders, at all levels
3. Ensure business need is articulated and mapped to technical solutions using formal agreed business analysis processes.
4. Document and develop essential project artefacts, including business cases, project plans, business requirements, tender documentation and general status and progress reports, both scheduled and ad hoc.
5. Employ sound project management principles and practices, including financial management, to ensure projects deliver planned outcomes.
6. This position does involve direct supervision of ASO level staff and labour hire contractors.

About You:

The information below describes the capabilities that are required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Professional / Technical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Relevant highly developed knowledge and understanding of project management and/or business analysis processes and their application.
  • Relevant formal qualifications in a recognised business analysis or project management discipline would be highly desirable.
  • Project Management PRMG 5: - Takes full responsibility for the definition, approach, facilitation and satisfactory completion of medium-scale projects (typically with direct business impact and firm deadlines). Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project. Ensures that realistic project plans are maintained and ensures regular and accurate communication to stakeholders. Adopts appropriate project management methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. Ensures Quality reviews occur on schedule and according to procedure. Manages the change control procedure, and ensures that project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off. Provides effective leadership to the project team, and takes appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances.
  • Portfolio, programme and project support PROF 4: - Takes responsibility for the provision of support services to projects. Uses and recommends project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking projects. Sets up and provides detailed guidance on project management software, procedures, processes, tools and techniques. Supports programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings. Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals. May be involved in aspects of supporting a programme by providing a cross programme view on risk, change, quality, finance or configuration management.
  • Requirements definition and management REQM 4: - Contributes to selection of the requirements approach for projects, selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. Defines and manages scoping, requirements definition and prioritisation activities for initiatives of medium size and complexity. Facilitates input from stakeholders, provides constructive challenge and enables effective prioritisation of requirements. Reviews requirements for errors and omissions. Establishes the requirements base-lines, obtains formal agreement to requirements, and ensures traceability to source. Investigates, manages, and applies authorised requests for changes to base-lined requirements, in line with change management policy.
Estimated start date: ASAP

Length of contract: 6 Months

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • To be eligible for temporary employment within the ACT Public Service you must be in Australia on a visa with work rights or be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • CMTEDD Baseline security clearance is required for this role
  • National Police Check is required for this role
Application closing date: COB 30/09/2021

How to Apply:

Please submit your application include your resume, contact details of two referees, rate expectation inclusive Super, notice period, payroll option (PAYG or ABN), and a short summary(optional) telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience, and qualifications make you the best person for the job. We will be in touch shortly for suitably skilled candidates.

We may review, short-list for this role prior to the closing date. We encourage the submission of early applications.

Call Connie Tong on 0480 002 460 or email for any further information.