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Project Manager

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$106,775 – $116,709 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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  • Level 8, full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 2 years
  • Base salary range: $106,775 – $116,709 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre (FEnEx CRC) is an Australian not-for-profit organisation striving to decarbonise energy exports through industrial-scale research and innovation. Established in 2020 as a research-driven charity, the organisation also delivers education and training, evidence-based advice to inform the development of government policies, testing facilities and PhD scholarship opportunities. Through research and innovation in LNG and Hydrogen, the FEnEx CRC will help Australia remain at the forefront of energy provision internationally.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, operate the FEnEx CRC’s new project management system, project milestone reporting, and manage the research program by supporting the CRC’s Research Director and Program Leads. You will engage with a variety of stakeholders including academics and industry to receive new project submissions and present these to the Research Advisory Council. You will engage with PhD students, partner universities, selected TAFE colleges, and industry to manage the PhD, micro-credentials, professional development, and manage the public outreach programs. You will also deliver a range of events to bring stakeholders together. You will also be a representative of the FEnEx CRC at certain events and meetings as required.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent
  • Extensive relevant experience within a multi-partner research environment
  • Demonstrated experience in receiving research related applications, preparing these for consideration by a selection panel, and communicating the outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in the appointment of PhD researchers, and the delivery of professional development programs
  • Demonstrated experience with the management of conferences and events
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative and problem solve
  • Confidence in engaging with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of the CRC

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  PD {Project Manager] [516850].pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 6 March 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jill Stajduhar at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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