Job Details
  • Reference398612A_1663308498
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted9 days ago
  • ConsultantAshleigh Blair-heykamp

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a FOT Project Manager on a contract for 6 months with potential extension.

Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Business Change Principal, the Project Manager will lead numerous projects aimed at delivering business process improvements and organisational change capabilities. The key project this position will be responsible for is leading the establishment of an enterprise-wide project portfolio capability, including a project management office (PMO). The role will work across numerous areas within AMSA, relevant senior managers and subject matter experts to design and implement new processes and systems, influence a positive change culture across the organisation and deliver changes to organisational capability.

Pre-requisites required

People who are successful in this position must have the following pre-requisites:

  • Minimum 5years' experience successfully delivering complex business, IT and change projects within large organisations, with an emphasis on delivering successful business outcomes. Qualifications in Project Management or a related area (Advanced Diploma equivalent level or above)
  • Proven track record in successfully establishing PMOs, project management, delivery and benefits realisation skills, preferably across multiple projects within a large program of work.
  • Ability to take direction, manage forums and work groups, execute a project plan and influence change.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing complex project plans, schedules, options papers, solution designs and other project artefacts as required.
  • Well-developed written and interpersonal skills including presenting to a variety of different audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the development of, or improvements to, business processes and/or systems within legislative frameworks during organisational change.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively in a small, dynamic team environment.

Major areas of Responsibility

  • Lead the design, develop and implementation of an enterprise wise PMO
  • Prepare and maintain the project management artefacts and prepare reports.
  • Manage project governance and assurance processes, identify and manage risks and resolve issues.
  • Liaise widely to ensure that dependencies are identified and there is no duplication in related projects.
  • Contribute specialist expertise to develop organisational capability and realise the benefits.
  • Engage and engender support for the target state among both internal and external stakeholders as needed.
  • Facilitate decisions required to progress the project and inform the Program Manager of any deviations from the plan.
  • Guide the organisational change including clear and consistent communication, active engagement practices and celebrating and advertising success.
  • Track and report on the project's budget position and use of resources.
  • Take responsibility for overall progress, resolving issues, management of assets, quality reviews and initiating corrective action where necessary.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Ashleigh Blair-Heykamp on 02 6268 9934 or email for further discussion.