Job Details
  • Reference393740A_1655182622
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted17 days ago
  • ConsultantDiksha Saini

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 Risk Project Specialist on a contract for 18 months with potential extension.

About the Team:

The Risk Advisory Branch supports the Agency to assess and manage risks. The branch supports risk owners to identify and manage risks inherent in their operating activities and strategic initiatives. They develop controls to mitigate risks and facilitate improved risk awareness and training, reporting on emerging risk profiles and trends.

About the Role:

The EL1 Assistant Director Risk (Project Specialist) (Labour Hire) is accountable under broad direction to undertake complex work that delivers quality outcomes across the functions of the NDIA.

The position is a team membership position within the NDIA and has a concurrent requirement to resolve issues and risks across a broad range of activities of substantial depth involving significant detail and to provide support to the team leadership of their work area in the planning and coordination of the team.

The EL1 Assistant Director Risk (Project Specialist) (Labour Hire) will assist the Agency in the successful delivery of its material projects, ensuring the application of sound risk management practices and compliance with Commonwealth policies and governance requirements. The role will provide specialist advice on delivery and delivered risks, and applicable fraud and compliance enhancement opportunities.

The role will ensure the application of the Agency's project risk management approach are embedded within each project such that the NDIA can confidently anticipate and manage opportunities and threats as they arise.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing specialist risk advice to bespoke and interdependent projects and programs within the Agency, covering project delivery, technology and operational risks with consideration of cross project interdependencies.
  • Reviewing and providing specialist risk input on documentation including project briefs, design specifications and artefacts to ensure appropriate identification and consideration of related risks.
  • Assisting with the sufficient identification, assessment and validation of key risks, issues, controls and treatment plans throughout the project and/or program lifecycle.
  • Guiding the capture of risk data into project and program risk registers, monitoring and analysing trends, reporting insights and escalating issues.
  • Advising interdependent projects and programs within the Agency on the implementation and utilisation of the Agency's project risk management approach, and advocacy of the Agency's project risk management system.
  • Managing, delivering and monitoring projects in accordance with the Agency's project management framework.
  • Collaborating with the Risk Advisory Branch to assist in the ongoing improvement of project risk management maturity in the Branch and Agency.

Skill and Experience

  • Must have :
    • 5+ years or more experience in risk management disciplines in either operational, or project delivery environments
    • 5+ years of more experience in project management disciplines and or delivery teams disciplines
    • proven effective collaborator experience- successfully working with cross functional teams

  • Nice to have:
    • system and process - oriented mindset that can help process simplification and improvement
    • analytical and data driven - to analyse trends and insights
    • problem solving mindset to navigate complex situations
    • ability to work autonomously and as part of cross functional teams

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Diksha Saini on 02 6268 9769 or email for further discussion.