Project Manager, Centre for Future Skills and Workforce

Melbourne, Australia
26 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Lead and manage project governance to enable applied research strengths within the College
  • Full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months starting asap
  • Salary Level HEW 9 ($118,479 - $126,944 p.a + 17% Super) and Flexible Working
  • Based at the RMIT city campus, but may be required to work at other campuses of the University

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the Centre for Future Skills and Workforce transformation

Within the College of Vocational Education, RMIT has established a Centre for Future Skills and Workforce Transformation (CFSWT), to undertake applied research, act as a prototyping lab, system partnership catalyst, and centre of excellence for innovative design of future skills platforms across all segments of the Victorian workforce. The Centre will form part of RMIT's workforce transformation ecosystem, which includes the world leading RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct facilities, teaching spaces and the Siemens Festo Industrial Digital Innovation Hub.

About the Role

The Project Manager, Centre for Future Skills and Workforce Transformation is expected to lead and manage all project and governance aspects to enable applied research strengths within the College of Vocational Education and in collaboration with other Colleges. The role will support the Centre Director to take a lead role in developing the University's applied research profile in future and digital skills and workforce transformation by proving strategic advice and project and operational expertise.

The incumbent will maintain close collaboration with colleagues in both Colleges and operational portfolios with a focus on managing enterprise-wide relationships across property services, IT, finance and procurement, projects and governance and the VE College Executive.

About You

To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:

  • High-level project management skills with a record of successfully managing and delivering projects through to completion in accordance with agreed standards, time-frames and budgets.
  • Extensive experience in providing strategic support, advice and of project and management in a University, Research or government environment.
  • The ability to research, analyse and interpret a wide range of information and data, leading to relevant, strategic verbal and written analyses of key issues and rational decision-making.
  • Outstanding communication skills, including experience in developing professional communication material and delivering effective presentations.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, relationship management and consulting skills, including the ability to interact with, and gain co-operation from, internal and external stakeholders at various levels and utilising a variety of means.
  • The ability to manage multiple pieces of work, with varying interest groups and to achieve excellent outcomes through influence and negotiation.
  • The ability to exercise substantial levels of problem solving, independence, judgment and initiative.


  • Formal change methodology accreditation and/or significant experience in managing large scale projects.
  • Understanding of the tertiary education, research or government sector is highly regarded; understanding of the Learning and Teaching area is preferred.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the position and click on the 'Apply' link below. For further information, please reach out to Kylie Dillon, Director Planning and Resources via email

Applications close Sunday 15 August 2021