Project Manager

Sydney, Australia
$111,966 + 17% superannuation
12 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 12-month fixed term opportunity
  • Opportunity to provide overall project management and guidance to support implementation of key strategies and programs
  • Base Salary $111,966 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is now ranked 38th in the world for 2022 university rankings, moving up 5 places in the last year. Our graduate employability is 1st in Australia, and 4th in the world; our subject rankings in Medicine are rated 1st in Australia, and 18th in the world.

The new Faculty of Medicine and Health has been designed to enable innovation, excellence and strategic vision in teaching, research, and clinical practice not only in medicine and health, but in all of the areas in which we operate. We are committed to challenging conventional wisdom, and to finding new paths to travel. We are focused on leading new possibilities in the way we deliver wellness and healthcare and in making a distinctive impact on healthcare, both locally and globally. It's our commitment to curiosity, connection and excellence that sets us apart. It's how we're making a difference - how we're shaping healthcare.

We are seeking a Project Manager to provide overall project management and guidance to support the implementation of key strategies and programs of work across the faculty. You will develop and oversee the project organisation structure, the project charter, workforce plans, and project processes and resources required to support implementation.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • develop and embed project governance and reporting to ensure progress is monitored and risks mitigated
  • manage stakeholder and communications to ensure effective collaboration and teamwork with other project teams and stakeholders across the university
  • develop the overall project plan and work with team members to build work stream specific project plans
  • design project processes, disciplines, and operating models to support the development and implementation of project plans and governance structures
  • develop policies and procedures in consultation with internal and external stakeholders.

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • experience in project management in large complex organisations, preferably in a tertiary environment
  • experience managing multiple work streams, or leading large complex projects with strict deadlines and various demands
  • demonstrated planning, analysis and communication skills, at a senior level, together with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, sound negotiating and excellent conflict resolution skills
  • excellent stakeholder management and engagement skills
  • research management experience and a good understanding of the concept of contracting (this is highly desirable).

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Applications Close

Tuesday 04 October 2022 11:59 PM

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