Senior Project Officer

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

  • Newly created opportunity for a Senior Project Officer with research grants experience

  • Full time, fixed term 12 months, with possibility of renewal

  • $100,032 – 108,979 Base + 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

As a Senior Project Officer, you will provide project advice and operational support to achieve the Research Portfolio’s objectives. This is an opportunity to provide high level operational management of Australian Research Council’s (ARC) major initiatives.   In this newly created role, you will utilise your strategic thinking, stakeholder management and consultative skills.

You will work with a range of staff and provide project coordination support throughout the grant lifecycle and across multiple work streams within the Post Award Strategic Initiatives Team. If you’re someone who enjoys working in a fantastic team culture, embraces complexity and excels in the development of innovative improvement projects, this is the role for you!

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work collaboratively with the Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Post-Award and other members of the Post-Award team

  •  coordinate establishment and management of ARC grants with a project management approach

  • work with key stakeholders to provide excellent support on grant management and implement new process improvements to maximise project efficiencies

  • develop and implement project governance and reporting procedures to monitor and control progress

  • identify and analyse emerging risks and threats to the program implementation

  • develop and maintain effective and productive relationships with multiple project stakeholders

  • support the mapping of key project resources required to establish and commence projects

  • Coordinate the management of contractual and business development matters for Research Portfolio projects

About you

  • tertiary degree and/or relevant experience in grant management andproject managementexperience in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation

  • previous experience in grant management, particularly ARC,is highly desirable experience managing a diverse group of stakeholders on large or complex projects

  • knowledge in planning, analysis and communications with the ability to work towards strict deadlines and manage a high volume of work

  • an effective team player with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • the ability to positively influence key stakeholders in the successful delivery of project outcomes

  • experience in financial management of projects; managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure.

  • possesses strong attention to detail.

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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

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How to apply

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