Project Manager

Location: ACT


Duration: 12 months


Clearance Requirements: NV1


Citizenship Requirements: Australian Citizenship Required



NV1 or NV2 Clearance Required

The ICT Strategic Planning and Governance Branch (IPB) requires the services of Project Managers to upgrade and refresh infrastructure within server infrastructure, monitoring, data protection and network systems.

Mandatory Criteria:
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent ICT infrastructure projects within agreed time, cost, and quality expectations.
Demonstrated ability to produce accurately written documentation for a non-technical audience, including: Project Initiation documents, Project Plans, Schedules developed within Microsoft Project, Communication Plans and Impact Assessments.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage risks, issues and dependencies, including developing and managing appropriate registers, communicating clearly with DFAT Management on risks and issues and developing effective ‘return to green’ strategies. Demonstrated ability in managing projects within tight budgets, including accurate forecasting and budget reporting.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain clear and concise reporting to all project stakeholders including DFAT’s Senior Executive. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop a strong rapport within a project team and foster productive relationships to achieve project outcomes.
Demonstrated ability working with cross-functional teams such as architecture, cyber security, change management, test and release and acceptance into service sections to ensure project outcomes receive acceptance from all stakeholder groups.  

Highly Desirable:
Extensive understanding of Project Management methodologies and frameworks including PRINCE2, Agile and PMBOK.
Proven ability to manage sub-contractors, ensuring quality of work delivered on schedule, to the agreed budget, including facilitating dependencies and/or government furnished items to ensure the sub-contractor is able to successfully perform their tasks.  
Experience with multiple of the following: Microsoft Project (for schedule management), Clear Cost (for budget management)  

Weighted Criteria:
1.         Project management artefacts developed to a high standard.
2.         Proven communication and stakeholder management skills to successfully deliver projects within agreed time, cost and quality expectations.
3.         Utilises and promotes best practice methodologies for project management.