Project Manager (VPSG5)

Job posted: 18/11/2022
Applications close: 02/12/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 18 months

Organisation: Department of Education and Training

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DET/SRG/20011460

Reference: VG/DET/SRG/20011460

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Project Manager

Project Manager - fixed term (18 months)

  • Support and coach project staff
  • Utilise your project management experience in driving change, making a difference and adding value
  • A supportive working environment where your contribution is valued

The opportunity

As a Project Manager, you will provide specialist support across multiple portfolios to implement project management best practices and ensure quality reporting is applied across the lifecycle for strategic project and program management activities of varying scales and complexities.

You will support leaders and project staff to drive and implement EPMO services and capability support to successfully deliver DET's strategic plan.

As well as being accountable for DET values and behaviours, your role has the following specific key accountabilities:

  • Support and manage assigned portfolios to best effect, ensuring projects and programs are aligned to agreed EPMO direction, values, standards and frameworks.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to team members and other teams across DET to drive alignment with project management standards and ongoing alignment of activities within each portfolio to identify benefits and meet business outcomes.
  • Effectively support the management of delivery risks and issues in programs and projects.
  • Identify trends across the portfolio and share these insights and recommended approaches through the provision of capability programmes or improvement plans.
  • Monitor program and project change requests to ensure alignment with business cases and benefits expected.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will need the following:

  • Proven experience at a project manager level in a complex EPMO environment, ideally with experience working on policy reform/ transformation programs and projects.
  • Proven experience in leading, influencing and building credibility across various stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of portfolio, program and project methodologies and reporting.
  • Demonstrable experience reviewing critical project and program documentation and working with teams to deliver quality outputs.
  • Exceptional organisational skills in prioritising and managing workloads.
  • Experience using relevant systems in an EPMO environment and appropriate financial management experience.
  • A recognised project or programme management professional qualification, i.e. Prince2/ Agile and Managing Successful Programme (MSP).
  • Understanding of Investment Logic Mapping.

This is an excellent role for someone looking to utilise their project management skills and experience to advise and support a complex environment. It is a special time to join the team as we focus on lifting the department's project management capability. If you are a team player and passionate about achieving results, we want to hear from you.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website ,

The department's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires employees to have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination (in most cases, 3 doses) and provide evidence of their vaccination status (including exceptions), to work outside their home, either at a department worksite or another employer's workplace. For this role, you are required to provide proof of  your up-to-date vaccination status as part of the recruitment process prior to commencement of employment.  This role requires onsite attendance at one or more department work locations. 

Project Manager (VPSG5)

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Full time / 18 months

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Christian Bretmaisser | 0428 504 588

Project Manager (VPSG5)