Senior Project Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Dynamic Agile Senior Project Manager position available, 1-year Fixed Term position. Based at the Melbourne CBD campus (Hybrid role), and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Good opportunity for you to grow and achieve your potential across multiple projects.

  • Attractive Employee Benefits Program: Supportive health and wellbeing of staffs.

About the Portfolio

The Operations Portfolio enables an integrated, enterprise-wide delivery for best practice student and staff experiences. 

The Portfolio incorporates the following business units: Enterprise Business Performance Improvement (EBPI), Communications, Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), Global Marketing & Student Recruitment, Human Resources, Information and Technology Services (ITS), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Procurement and Property Services Group (PSG).

Information Technology Services:

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides RMIT University with Information and Communication Technology systems and services. Our role is to support RMIT’s high quality teaching, learning, research and administrative activities.

 Information Technology is of increasing importance to the research, teaching and learning life of a university, particularly a ‘global university of technology and design’ like RMIT.  ITS has developed, in conjunction with the broader University, an ICT Plan to 2020.  This plan highlights five goals for ICT within RMIT.  They include:

  • Best in class digital student experience – Invest in new technologies which transform the student experience and underpin the digital strategy. 

  • Innovative and efficient Service Integrator – Reposition the ICT function to source and manage services more efficiently and to focus on business outcomes through innovation. 

  • Elegant global service experience and systems – Move to single global systems and processes which enable the global operating model. 

  • Data to fuel differentiation and decisions – Ensure quality data and integrated systems are available to support data-based decision making, and enable personalised and contextualised services. 

  • Simple & secure technology foundations – Ensure foundation technology is simplified, free of duplication, and secure. 

 ITS has an essential role to play in realising these goals.


The Role

The Senior Project Manager is accountable for the management of various ITS projects within Student Experience and will deliver multi-projects and assist with their transition to operational and business outcomes.  The Senior Project Manager works with Portfolio & Planning, all squads and enabling teams to coordinate delivery across Student Experience applications.

The incumbent will take responsibility for the decision making for a range of ITS projects within Student Experience, using best practice project management methodologies, by identifying risks, issues and lead the team in a fast pace complex environment. The Senior Project Manager will be accountable for ITS projects and will lead a team in achieving cost effective outcomes.

The Senior Project Manager supports the Scrum Coordination Manager in establishing and delivering to a roadmap of initiatives that drive benefit for the University and great student and staff outcomes.

About You

  • Do you strive for excellence?

  • Do you have demonstrated project delivery and collaboration skills in a Lean and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) environment?

  • Do you want to work with people that excel in their fields? RMIT is an industry leader in a wide variety of disciplines and is widely connected to industry?

  • Do you want a challenge?

  • Do you want to work on a wide variety of projects?

  • Do you drive multi-team, fast-paced customer-centered successful deliveries? 

  • Do you want to be part of an organisation that has large support networks and believes in work and life culture?

Skills & Experience

  • Supports the Scrum Coordination Manager in establishing and delivering to a roadmap of initiatives that drive benefit for the University and great student and staff outcomes.

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities to manage and implement various ITS application projects from ideation through final operational stage to business benefit realisation and a business-as-usual state using an iterative approach such as tranches, releases, or sprints.

  • Plan, schedule, monitor, and report on activities related to the project(s) to ensure that each project successfully delivers required business outcomes.

  • Take full responsibility for the definition, documentation, and satisfactory completion of complex application project(s) through managing business and wider RMIT University impacts, and resources including vendors and any other external stakeholders through negotiation and influencing necessary stakeholders.

  • Act as the escalation point of contact, recommending solutions and resolving more complicated project issues.

  • Maintain key delivery relationships with partners and vendors to deliver successful outcomes.

  • Initiate, develop, and maintain strong and effective internal and external networks that are relevant to meeting the completion of projects.

  • Identify, assess, and manage risks to the success of project(s) including dependencies across projects, business impact, market impact, and technical complexity.

  • Ensure that the realistic project, quality, and change control plans are prepared and maintained while providing regular and accurate updates to stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Lead the project change management process and ensure deliverables are completed within planned cost, timeframe, and resource budgets are signed off.

  • Can successfully deliver in SAFe framework and Advocates the Enablement/PMO methods and tools to deliver a standardised quality service of project management.

  • SAFe and Lean certified highly regarded.

  • Cultivate a culture and mindset of agile work practices to enable initiatives to be delivered efficiently, effectively and aligned to the business value.

  • Assist with the pipeline demands coordinating estimations and consulting with stakeholders.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.

Please click on the Position Description to know more about the role.

We will be running a rolling recruitment process, so please do not wait until the closing date to apply. 

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits: . From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone!

Applications Close:
13 Oct 2023 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to  being  a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information - .

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