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Project Manager

QLD, Brisbane
Posted on 08.04.2017
120.00 -> 125.00 Per hour

Rare opportunity for a Technical Project Manager to work in government
Work on critical science ICT projects | Brisbane CBD Location
Up to $124.50/hour inc super | 12-month contract with possibility of extension

Our client, an established government organisation, is seeking a Technical Project Manager to drive the definition, architecture, project planning and estimation through delivery of large and complex science ICT projects.

This is a 12-month contract role until July 2018, with possibility of extension, paying up to $124.50/hour including super.

Primary focus areas include high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing capabilities and tools, data modelling and visualisation, data improvements and machine learning/artificial intelligence and automation, digital collaboration and high performance workstation/virtual computing.

You will be working with team members to address an array of challenges facing Science ICT ranging from the ability to: innovate; evaluate and adopt Cloud computing capabilities and tools such as data modelling and visualisation; create interoperability both within and beyond Government; improve processing capacity and meet ever growing storage demands; better engage and collaborate through digital means; harness machine learning, artificial intelligence and automation capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Initiate new projects and deliver high level communication to project sponsors and other key stakeholders ensuring they are briefed on projects objectives, milestones and progress.

    • Establish plans and schedules for internal and external project activities, including financial plans and estimates to ensure successful project delivery.

    • Scope and manage critical, high profile ICT-enabled business change initiatives, in order to achieve agreed objectives in a timely and efficient manner.

    • Advise, recommend and prepare supporting architectural products based on expertise and experience in the technology domains for assigned projects.

    • Set direction, define and develop innovative methods to manage data information, models and products and to ensure discoverability, accessibility, interoperability, security, integrity, safety and availability.

    • Identify new and alternative approaches to performing data acquisition through to data publication activities including recognition of the potential for automation, assessment of the costs and potential benefits of the new approaches considered and, where appropriate, management of change and implementation.

    • Monitor, manage and control project activities in accordance with agreed plans, including management of financial costs, risks and issues, and ensure that appropriate corrective actions are taken to deliver the project on time and to budget

    • Prepare relevant project documentation to a high standard, to ensure appropriate communication of project scope, objectives, status and deliverables.

    • Establish and maintain strong and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders including cross-agency representatives, consultants and contractors, to ensure project success.

    • Liaise with Program staff and Directors, to establish change management and benefit realisation strategies with primary stakeholders.

    • Work with the Program support team to source vendor and contract resources in accordance with departmental policies, procedures and standards, and negotiate and manage vendor engagements and contracts to ensure successful project outcomes.

    • Produce project artefacts based on Prince2® Project Management methodology.

    Key Selection Criteria:

    • Working on critical systems in complex and diverse business and technology environments, with both technical project management and architectural skillsets in a Principal/Senior role.

    • Proven ability to manage infrastructure projects including architecture development, procurement in a government context, and implementation of services.

    • Ability to manage multiple projects, work packages and activities.

    • Demonstrated ability to plan and schedule projects using appropriate tools and monitor projects to ensure project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, time and scope, providing regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate.

    • Demonstrated ability to identify, assess and manage project risks and issues and establish and maintain project registers.

    • Demonstrated ability to develop project artefacts including business cases, benefits realisation plans, project and stage plans, and project communication documents, ensuring that realistic and quality project artefacts are prepared and maintained throughout the life of the project.

    • Demonstrated ability to lead, direct, manage and motivate a project team including planning and prioritising work, ensuring deadlines are met, managing budget and resources, maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion in the absence of decision makers.

    • Proven ability to gather information and advice for business and systems analysis, and design so that the systems meet business requirements.

    • Well-developed change management skills, with the ability to manage the change process, identifying and defining specific measures by which benefits can be measured and monitor benefits against the business case, supporting the business and senior management to ensure that all plans, work packages and deliverables are aligned to the expected benefits and lead activities in the realisation of benefits.

    • Builds and maintains positive relationships with team members, stakeholders and customers, and possess a high degree of interpersonal and negotiation skills, and the ability to work with stakeholders of all levels and styles.

    Highly Desirable Skills

    • Prince2® Project Management training or equivalent experience in a project environment.

    • Qualifications or experience in Agile Methodologies.

    • Experience in Infrastructure Management with the working knowledge of ITIL frameworks.

    • Previous experience working in Government agencies would be advantageous.

To submit your application, in strict confidence, please apply online using the appropriate link below quoting Ref No. 4A/18337. Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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