Job Details
  • Reference383360A_1637110499
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted21 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

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 Program Manager on a contract for 6 months with potential extension.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Future Operations Taskforce, the Program Manager will be responsible for leading a team of project managers, business analysts, agency technical personnel and program support officials to successfully deliver a program of work aimed at delivering transformational change across agency. The Program Manager will oversee and coordinate numerous concurrent complex projects by balancing scope, risk, time, cost and quality. The role is responsible for ensuring that projects are scoped, budgeted and delivered on time. The position will work closely with the Executive, agency stakeholders, relevant senior managers, subject matter experts, across numerous business areas within agency, to design and implement new processes and systems, influence a positive change culture across the organisation and deliver changes to organisational capability.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leading organisational change programs.
  • Monitor program performance and drive awareness of opportunities to expand successes or improve offerings.
  • Manage the program's governance and assurance processes.
  • Facilitate decisions required to progress the program and inform the Executive Director & Program Board of any deviations from approved plans and scope.
  • Provide feedback to the Program Board, Executive and senior management team recommending program improvements and highlighting best practices.
  • Monitor program governance and assurance processes, identify and manage risks and resolve issues.
  • Contribute specialist expertise to develop organisational capability and realise the benefits of the program.
  • Engage and engender support for the target state among both internal and external stakeholders as needed.
  • Assume responsibility for the program risk management planning, risk identification, risk quantitative and qualitative analysis, response planning, monitoring, and control activities.
  • Introduce program deliverables to relevant stakeholders and monitor adoption of changed practices/systems.
  • Lead the organisational change including clear and consistent communication, active engagement practices and celebrating and advertising success.
  • Take responsibility for the overall program's deliverables, resolving issues, management of assets, budget and resources, quality assurance and initiating corrective actions where necessary.
  • Lead and motivate program contributors.
  • Commit to the agency Code of Conduct and Values

Pre-requisites required:

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

  • Highly experienced in the successful delivery of enterprise wide, complex business, IT and change programs, with an emphasis on delivering successful business outcomes.
  • Proven track record in program management, delivery and benefits realisation skills, preferably across multiple projects within a large program of work
  • Extensive experience as a senior executive in a Commonwealth or State government agency leading transformational change.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders to influence cultural change across large organisations and/or government departments.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Highly 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.
  • Knowledge of government procurement and supplier management
  • Strong conceptual thinking and analytical skills
  • Relevant tertiary and project management qualifications

Skills & Experience:

People who are successful in this position must demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Leading and Supervising - Setting direction and standards, delegating, motivating, empowering, developing others, recruiting talent.
  • Deciding and Initiating Action - Deciding, taking responsibility, taking calculated risks, taking initiative, generating activity.
  • Persuading and Influencing - Making an impact, gaining agreement, negotiating, persuading, convincing, promoting ideas, managing conflict.
  • Writing and Reporting - Writing clearly, succinctly and correctly, convincing through writing, avoiding jargon, structuring information.
  • Analysing - Analysing information, probing for clarity, producing solutions, making judgements, thinking systematically.
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations - Focusing on customer needs and satisfaction, setting high quality and quantity standards, working systematically, achieving project goals.
  • Adapting and Responding to Change - Adapting to change, accepting new ideas, adapting interpersonal style, showing sensitivity to different cultures or backgrounds, dealing with ambiguity at work.
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking - Keeping up to date with competitor information and market trends, identifying business opportunities, showing financial awareness, controlling costs.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.