Project Manager

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
24 Jan 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Research Portfolio
Reference no. 1944/1116A

  • Exciting opportunity to oversee and deliver strategic projects
  • Located at our Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term 3 years, remuneration package: $116K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students. 

The University is committed to being Australia’s leading comprehensive and research intensive university. We are focused on continued improvement in our research performance, improving our competitive position both domestically and internationally in order to contribute to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Australia and the wider world. To realise this vision the University is implementing strategies that will attract and nurture the brightest researchers and support them to undertake research.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (DVCR) portfolio also provides strategic oversight and management of a range of core research facilities, including Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis, imaging facilities, high performance computing and the Sydney Nanoscience Hub. In addition, the DVCR provides oversight for the governance and operations of the Charles Perkins Centre, The Brain and Mind Centre and Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology.

The Project Manager will provide overall project management and guidance to support the implementation of key strategies and programs of work across the Research Portfolio. In this role you will manage and oversee project organisation such as developing the project organisation structure, the project charter, workforce plans and project processes and resources required to support implementation. Build and implement overall project plans providing effective management of activities and deliverables to ensure milestones and deliverables are realised. Develop and embed project governance and reporting to ensure progress is monitored and risks mitigated. Manage stakeholders and communications and ensure effective collaboration and team work with other project teams and stakeholders across the University.

Reporting to the Project Management Lead, you will:

  • coordinate the triaging and management of contractual and business development matters for Research Portfolio’s special projects (e.g. BEACH, Research Hubs or ARC training centres, etc.)
  • manage overall project organisation and establishment
  • manage the development and implementation of project plans to meet objectives
  • develop and embeds project governance and reporting framework to monitor implementation, progress and delivery of the project
  • manage project financials against budget and coordinates external funding opportunities.

To achieve success in this position, you will have:

  • postgraduate qualifications and/or extensive relevant work experience, preferably in project management and managing complex projects
  • accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised. Planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for a project
  • sound understanding and consistent application of project management competencies including scope, time, cost, quality, HR, communications, cost, risk, procurement and integration
  • experience establishing of business plans, market & SWOT analysis, organisational development
  • experience project managing multiple work streams, or leading large complex projects and ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands.

A wide range of benefits are available to University staff. These include: generous leave options, flexible working arrangements, comprehensive professional development programs, and salary packaging benefits.

All staff employed by the University of Sydney must have the right to work in Australia. An employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Previous applicants need not apply. Previous applications will be considered following the closing date.

Closing date: 11.30pm 8 February 2017

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,  people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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