Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-11-11
Reference: V-40277
Contact Name: Kelly Shockley
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 12, 2021 11:49

Job Description

The Role:

Working under the broad direction of senior staff, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing the management of the design, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of project outputs. They will play a key role in managing key strategic stakeholders across all tiers of government to drive the implementation and integration of projects at the operational level. In performing a leadership role, the Senior Project Manager will identify and drive innovation, manage and lead change and have an active role in contributing to and implementing the Programme's strategic direction.


Key Duties: 

  • 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;
  • lead and manage staff and oversee the management of performance, attendance and health and wellbeing;
  • develop staff capability through coaching, mentoring and succession planning;
  • 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; and
  • exercise delegations appropriate to role in accordance with legislation and guidelines.


Location and Contract Term: This is a Canberra based role. Contract till June 2023 with options to extend for a further 12 months.


Security Requirements: Applicants must be Australian Citizens to apply for this role. A baseline security clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain is required.


How to Apply:

Applications close 17 November.

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 Mohammed 1300 944 936 for any further information