Senior Project Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Availability:
Full-Time | Fixed-Term until Dec 2023
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer 10
Salary Range:
$127,211 - $134,827 p.a.
Reporting to:
Chief Information Officer (or Delegate)
Information & Digital Services
Under broad direction, the role is responsible for leading, managing and successfully delivering information technology related projects, using fit for purpose approaches and methodologies (e.g. waterfall, agile or hybrid) that deliver business value and outcomes in an effective and sustainable manner.
The role is responsible for motivating project teams and working collaboratively with key stakeholders to achieve the desired business outcomes.
The role provides senior level leadership and coaching to project teams and other project managers to ensure information technology solutions are delivered and implemented in an effective and sustainable manner.

Key Position Responsibilities

The key position responsibilities include: 

Core Project Responsibilities 

  • Leading on the planning, executing and reporting on multiple and concurrent projects, delivering complex information technology solutions with enterprise wide impacts. 

  • Defining, delivering and meeting project objectives, in terms of approved costs, benefits, schedule, scope, quality and risks. 

  • Leading and managing project teams of varying size, comprising IDS staff, business representatives and staff from third party suppliers. 

Project Planning, Analysis & Performance 

  • Planning, forecasting, managing and reporting project costs, benefits, schedule, scope, quality and risks to the expectation of project stakeholders and customers. 

  • Defining roles and activities, and evaluating performance for input into annual performance reviews, for project team members. 

Project Collaboration & Stakeholder Management 

  • Collaborating with multiple and varied stakeholders across all levels of the University to deliver projects and desired business outcomes in a transparent, effective and measurable way. 

  • Negotiating with internal stakeholders and external service providers for provision of services from specialist resources, including integration, testing and other specialists, to support the delivery of projects. 

Risk, Governance & Ways of Working 

  • Managing day-to-day vendor interactions and relationships using sound commercial judgement in accordance with University procurement policies. 

  • Establishing and maintaining agile based ways of working (where appropriate) to manage, refine, and prioritise the activity backlog based on relevant customer and IDS priorities. 

  • Ensuring efficient and effective governance of project decisions, risks and issues in line with IDS frameworks and methodologies. 

  • Identifying, managing and mitigating risks related to the activities being undertaken by the role in line with IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures. 

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures. 

Other Responsibilities 

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Information Technology or relevant technical area, and / or equivalent relevant experience in an IT environment.  

  • Advanced strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills and actively contributes to achieve outcomes and meet the University's strategic goals. 

  • High level skills in leading a team to its full potential, including advanced interpersonal and relationship management skills and the ability to manage staff performance, including unsatisfactory performance. 

  • Extensive experience in building and managing customer relationships in a strategic and long-term context. 

  • Extensive experience in agile ways of working including exposure to scaled agile methodologies and/or collaborating and delivering through a matrix structure. 

  • High level self-improvement and growth mindset/approach to the role and fosters it amongst the wider team. 

  • Advanced interpersonal influence and demonstrated ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with staff and customers across a diverse organisation particularly during the design, management and implementation of customer solutions. 

  • Advanced, relevant and current industry training and certifications in project management and enterprise agile methodologies. 

  • Extensive experience in agile project management for the delivery of large, complex, enterprise-level projects comprising multiple agile teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the agile teams. 

  • Extensive experience in establishing and applying project processes and procedures that support the system development life cycle including adaptation of processes and procedures to suit specific circumstances. 

  • Higher education experience advantageous.


PRESCRIBED CONTITIONS

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.​ 



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

24 Nov 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Availability:
Full-Time | Fixed-Term until Dec 2023
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer 10
Salary Range:
$127,211 - $134,827 p.a.
Reporting to:
Chief Information Officer (or Delegate)
Information & Digital Services
Under broad direction, the role is responsible for leading, managing and successfully delivering information technology related projects, using fit for purpose approaches and methodologies (e.g. waterfall, agile or hybrid) that deliver business value and outcomes in an effective and sustainable manner.
The role is responsible for motivating project teams and working collaboratively with key stakeholders to achieve the desired business outcomes.
The role provides senior level leadership and coaching to project teams and other project managers to ensure information technology solutions are delivered and implemented in an effective and sustainable manner.

Key Position Responsibilities

The key position responsibilities include: 

Core Project Responsibilities 

  • Leading on the planning, executing and reporting on multiple and concurrent projects, delivering complex information technology solutions with enterprise wide impacts. 

  • Defining, delivering and meeting project objectives, in terms of approved costs, benefits, schedule, scope, quality and risks. 

  • Leading and managing project teams of varying size, comprising IDS staff, business representatives and staff from third party suppliers. 

Project Planning, Analysis & Performance 

  • Planning, forecasting, managing and reporting project costs, benefits, schedule, scope, quality and risks to the expectation of project stakeholders and customers. 

  • Defining roles and activities, and evaluating performance for input into annual performance reviews, for project team members. 

Project Collaboration & Stakeholder Management 

  • Collaborating with multiple and varied stakeholders across all levels of the University to deliver projects and desired business outcomes in a transparent, effective and measurable way. 

  • Negotiating with internal stakeholders and external service providers for provision of services from specialist resources, including integration, testing and other specialists, to support the delivery of projects. 

Risk, Governance & Ways of Working 

  • Managing day-to-day vendor interactions and relationships using sound commercial judgement in accordance with University procurement policies. 

  • Establishing and maintaining agile based ways of working (where appropriate) to manage, refine, and prioritise the activity backlog based on relevant customer and IDS priorities. 

  • Ensuring efficient and effective governance of project decisions, risks and issues in line with IDS frameworks and methodologies. 

  • Identifying, managing and mitigating risks related to the activities being undertaken by the role in line with IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures. 

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant IDS and Flinders University policies and procedures. 

Other Responsibilities 

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in Information Technology or relevant technical area, and / or equivalent relevant experience in an IT environment.  

  • Advanced strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills and actively contributes to achieve outcomes and meet the University's strategic goals. 

  • High level skills in leading a team to its full potential, including advanced interpersonal and relationship management skills and the ability to manage staff performance, including unsatisfactory performance. 

  • Extensive experience in building and managing customer relationships in a strategic and long-term context. 

  • Extensive experience in agile ways of working including exposure to scaled agile methodologies and/or collaborating and delivering through a matrix structure. 

  • High level self-improvement and growth mindset/approach to the role and fosters it amongst the wider team. 

  • Advanced interpersonal influence and demonstrated ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with staff and customers across a diverse organisation particularly during the design, management and implementation of customer solutions. 

  • Advanced, relevant and current industry training and certifications in project management and enterprise agile methodologies. 

  • Extensive experience in agile project management for the delivery of large, complex, enterprise-level projects comprising multiple agile teams and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the agile teams. 

  • Extensive experience in establishing and applying project processes and procedures that support the system development life cycle including adaptation of processes and procedures to suit specific circumstances. 

  • Higher education experience advantageous.


PRESCRIBED CONTITIONS

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.​ 



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

24 Nov 2021
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