SBA Project Lead

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • 3 year full-time fixed term position

  • Exciting opportunity to play a key role in the establishment of a world leading health, education and biomedical research complex

  • Base Salary $129,847 + 17% superannuation 

About the Sydney Biomedical Accelerator

The University is in an exciting period as it works to deliver the Sydney Biomedical Accelerator (SBA), an ambitious strategic project due for completion in 2026/2027. The SBA will be a state-of-the-art biomedical research complex spanning the University campus and the District’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital campus and will offer a unique global concentration of biomedical research talent.

About the Opportunity

As the Sydney Biomedical Accelerator (SBA) Project Lead for the Research Infrastructure Team, you will have the opportunity to support a major University initiative in the advancement of biomedical research, in partnership with NSW Health and the Sydney Local Health District. You will proactively provide overall project management and guidance to support the implementation of multiple key strategies and programs of work across specialist research facilities as well as managing key stakeholder relationships to ensure key university objectives are met.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work within a dynamic and high-performing team, reporting to the COO – Core Research Facilities

  • manage the strategic planning, implementation and delivery of all research equipment for the Sydney Biomedical Accelerator project

  • represent the Research Infrastructure Office in the development and implementation of Sydney Biomedical Accelerator Research project plans to meet objectives

  • execute and embed project governance and reporting framework to monitor the implementation, progress and delivery of research infrastructure

  • proactively manage and collaborate with multiple key internal and external stakeholders to ensure project deliverables and milestones are met

  • ensure project financials are managed against project budgets and relevant funding opportunities are accurately coordinated

  • provide effective leadership and coordination of work allocation for project staff.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications and/or relevant work experience in a related field

  • demonstrated experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on multiple large or complex infrastructure projects

  • demonstrated ability to manage the demands and deadlines of multiple work streams and projects

  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills

  • financial management experience and literacy and proven experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for a project

  • strong understanding and consistent application of project management competencies including scope, time, cost, quality, HR, communications, cost, risk, procurement and integration

  • proven ability to align peers and stakeholders with the vision and objective of overarching strategies.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

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