Senior Project Manager

University of Queensland
July 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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Contract Type:Fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Property and Facilities Division

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • 17% superannuation contributions and 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Based at the picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Discounted parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking for an experienced Senior Project Manager to manage construction projects. This role encompasses leading project outcomes across all aspects of the project life-cycle, including project initiation and planning, developing processes to monitor and evaluate the project, managing project deliverables and communication, facilitating stakeholder engagements, coordinating procurement and contract negotiations, and supporting project reporting requirements.

    Note: For candidates who are successful in the first round of interviews, there may be a second round of interviews that will include a 30 mins presentation on a prescribed scenario.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing all aspects of the project/programmes to ensure alignment with strategic objectives, including initiatives that span across organisational units and multiple stakeholder groups.

  • Undertaking portfolio-specific strategic project planning, including the provision of expert project management advice to senior leaders, key stakeholders and other project staff.

  • Developing and executing detailed project plans for all phases of the project life-cycle.

  • Effectively leading and managing the project team, including planning and prioritising project team activities.

  • Identifying, controlling and managing issues, risks, dependencies and changes in project scope, including the development of issues and risk registers and project monitoring and evaluation processes.

  • Leading tender and vendor evaluation, selection and alignment processes/activities which comply with organisational procurement policies and procedures.

  • Implementing and when required adjusting best-practice project management methodologies to increase efficiency, boost productivity and achieve project/programme objectives on time and within budget.

  • Working creatively to identify and resolve complex issues or problems impacting the successful delivery of project outcomes.

  • Building and maintaining positive and productive relationships with project-critical stakeholders, client groups, partners and colleagues.

  • This is a Full-time , Fixed-term position of 3 years . At HEW Level 9 , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $123,496.74 to $130,685.52 plus a generous super allowance of 17% superannuation. The total FTE package will be in the range $144,491.19 to $152,902.06 per annum.

    About You

    We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager with qualifications in Construction Management, Project Management, Engineering, Architecture or a related field or an equivalent combination of qualifications and workplace experience. In addition, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing large, complex and/or cross- portfolio projects, ideally within a large and complex organisation.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the application of best-practice project management methodologies as appropriate to the size, scale, scope and complexity of the project.

  • Knowledge of and experience in coordinating vendor selection, alignment, and contract negotiation.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and critically analyse complex technical specifications related to building design, construction and whole of life maintenance.

  • Demonstrated high level knowledge of project and construction contract management principles and ability to apply associated skills in a complex environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the effective liaison and negotiation skills needed to develop and maintain strong working relationships within a School/Faculty/Institute/Portfolio, and the wider University community.

  • Demonstrated high level organisational ability, attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines and manage competing priorities.

  • Experience leading project team staff, including planning, organising, performance management, recognition and development of staff.

  • Previous Senior Project Manager experience within a tertiary and/or research institution would be highly valued.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact contact Zak Williams (Associate Director of Project Delivery) at [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 3 July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-39212).

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