Job Details
  • Reference394453A_1655951368
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted8 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 Project Manager on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

About the Role:

Project Management professionals plan and undertake administration of a specific project. They oversee the purpose and status of the project and ensure all project goals and timeframes are met.

Project Managers support the agency by ensuring the high quality and consistent delivery of projects.

Working under the broad direction of senior staff, they are responsible for managing the design, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of project outputs. They liaise and work with key stakeholders to foster partnerships, provide strategic advice and optimise the effectiveness of projects in their area of responsibility.

In performing a leadership role, they support innovation, changes in workplace practices and organises work in the context of competing priorities and strategic direction.

Key duties/tasks

Duties may include some or all of the following:

  • manage, deliver and monitor projects that may have an organisation-wide impact
  • develop, manage and implement 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
  • contribute to project design, governance arrangements and operational integration
  • ensure project deliverables and milestones are met on time and within budget
  • coordinate strategic planning for longer term project initiatives
  • lead and manage staff and manage performance, attendance and health and wellbeing
  • develop staff capability through coaching, mentoring and succession planning
  • provide expert advice and feedback to stakeholders and the agency's executive
  • research, review and evaluate projects in specific operational or technical areas
  • report on project outputs to stakeholders, and oversee regular project reporting including status updates and exception reports
  • prepare and review written material including business cases, plans, reports and executive briefs and corporate documentation
  • undertake budget management, monitor expenditure and oversee procurement and contract management
  • identify, assess, manage, escalate, report and monitor project risks, issues and benefits, including developing treatment strategies
  • analyse project performance and coordinate quality management to ensure that project deliverables are fit for purpose and meet client needs
  • support innovation, manage and lead change and significantly contribute to business improvement strategies
  • develop and manage key stakeholder relationships and expectations to deliver projects
  • represent the work area or agency at external and cross-agency forums, including conferences and meetings
  • exercise delegations appropriate to role in accordance with legislation and guidelines

Knowledge required

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • project and program management frameworks and policies
  • the programs and services administered by the agency
  • relevant service models, including the agency's Service Delivery Operating Model
  • legislation, policies, procedures and information management requirements relevant to the
  • work area
  • people policies and procedures including leave and performance management guidelines
  • relevant business systems and tools
  • the agency's privacy, ethics, workplace health and safety and security protocols.

Key skills/personal attributes

Ability to:

  • manage, mentor and develop staff
  • apply knowledge and skills in project and program management frameworks
  • understand the audience and context and effectively tailor communication and
  • communication styles
  • develop and manage key stakeholder relationships and expectations
  • demonstrate personal resilience and manage challenging and sensitive situations
  • plan strategically and prioritise workload for self and teams to accomplish business
  • outcomes
  • make decisions based on professional judgement, risk evaluation and in the context of the
  • environment
  • collaborate with others

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