Program Manager x2

Location: Barton
Job Type: Contract
Posted: about 1 month ago
Contact: Carissa Burgos
Reference: 259969

Our Federal Government Client is seeking 2 Program Managers.

This is a 12-month contract role with potential 2x12-month extensions, located in Canberra.

As the Program Manager, you will:

  • Lead and manage complex programs within DFAT's Diplomatic Security Division, ensuring on-time and on-budget delivery.
  • Provide leadership in program governance, including planning, budget management, reporting, risk/issue management, and dependency management.
  • Adapt and work across diverse delivery methodologies (waterfall, agile, etc.).
  • Build and lead multi-disciplinary teams, fostering collaboration and innovation.
  • Manage 3rd party vendors, contracts, and project deliverables, adhering to Government procurement processes.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across DFAT, technical experts, and external resources to achieve project outcomes.
  • Plan, coordinate, and deliver project activities, aligning with architecture and financial goals.
  • Develop and maintain project artifacts (plans, reports, benefits management documents).
  • Manage resource planning and coordination for assigned programs.
  • Deliver quality project outcomes aligned with business objectives and governance frameworks.
  • Conduct risk management activities, ensuring adherence to governance and comprehensive reporting.
  • Establish and maintain effective stakeholder engagement for informed input.
  • Build and nurture strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Negotiate and collaborate with stakeholders to achieve project goals.
  • Align project delivery and planning with broader departmental objectives.
  • Handle complex work involving technical, resource, financial, personnel, stakeholder, and procedural/governance issues.
  • Adapt quickly and flexibly to changing demands, priorities, and directions.
  • Perform other general duties as required.

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Essential:
    • 5+ years of experience leading and managing complex programs within the government or related sectors.
    • Strong understanding of program governance principles and practices.
    • Experience working across diverse delivery methodologies.
    • Proven ability to build and lead high-performing teams.
    • Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder engagement skills.
    • Deep understanding of government procurement processes and contract management.
    • Ability to analyze and mitigate risks effectively.
    • Experience developing and maintaining project artifacts.
    • Current Australian Government Negative Vetting Level 1 Security Clearance.
  • Desirable:
    • Experience working within the Defence or national security sector.
    • Familiarity with project management methodologies like PRINCE2 or Agile.
    • Strong financial management and budgeting skills.
    • Experience managing 3rd party vendors and contracts.

Due to security clearance requirements, you must be an Australian citizen with an existibe NV1 security clearance.

Apply now for immediate consideration! Contact Carissa Burgos on 02 6268 9778 quoting Job Reference: #259969.

The closing date for this role is on 29 January 2024.

Please note: Only candidates that meet the above criteria will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the position!

Diversity and inclusion are strongly supported at Peoplebank. People of all nationalities, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, are encouraged to apply.