Project Manager - Technology Development and Acceleration

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 13 Dec 2023

Job no:512701
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time, Fixed term - Part-time, Secondment
Categories:Project Management and Project Support, HEO9, Trailblazer


(HE09) $123,881 - $132,534 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Full Time, Fixed Term position for up to 2 years.
Part Time 0.8FTE may be considered.

This is a fantastic opportunity be part of the Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability - a collaborative partnership between the University of Adelaide and UNSW.

Defence Trailblazer are seeking a dynamic Project Manager – Technology Development and Acceleration to collaborate closely with senior academics, industry partners, defence and university to support the development and execution of high-level project plans and resourcing requirements. The successful candidate will bring their excellent consultation, influencing and negotiation skills to the role to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.

Reporting to the General Manager, Technology Development and Commercialisation the successful candidate will become a valued addition to the existing team as the third Project Manager (PM) for Defence Trailblazer. The successful candidate will be assisted and supported by two outstanding Defence Trailblazer PM’s based at UNSW Sydney.

This opportunity calls for an adaptable individual who is able to think on their feet and draw experience from a similar role. Alongside the technical knowledge of the project management life cycle, the successful candidate will bring their refined stakeholder engagement skills to succeed in the role.    

To be successful you will need:

  • Proven high level project management experience, with an in-depth understanding of the project life cycle and strategic development of project plans, objectives and documentation.
  • Demonstrated success working effectively and collaboratively on initiatives with a range of people at different levels within an organisation.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines by using judgement and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote the organisational values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery, and a commitment to positively comply with the associated behaviour expectations.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience working in the Defence environment.

Qualifications & Special Conditions:

  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.
  • The successful candidate may be required to hold or attain an Australian government security clearance.
  • Interstate travel will be required as per business needs.


  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive and engaging colleagues
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing initiatives including Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to Professional Development
  • Corporate Discount on Health Insurance
  • On Campus Café’s, Gym, Medical & Childcare Facilities
  • Annual Leave Loading

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a resume, as well as a cover letter addressing your suitability and experience for the position, referring to the selection criteria, in no more than 2 pages.

Applications close 11:55pm, Wednesday 13 December 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Margaret Law
General Manager, Technology, Development and Commercialisation
P: M: +61 448 778 788
E: [email protected]

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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