EL2 Portfolio Project Manager

Posted 17 November 2023
Salary$90 - $120 per hour, Benefits: Flexible and Hybrid Working + Superannuation
Job type Contract
DisciplineChange ManagementProject Management

Job description

EL2 Portfolio Project Manager – Contracting
  • December/ January Start
  • Initial 6 month Contract + 12 Month Extension  
  • $90 to $120 per hour + superannuation
  • Minimum Baseline Clearance
  • Flexible and Hybrid Work Arrangements
About our client 
This Government Agency sits within a prominent Federal Government Department with offices located in the city. They contribute to the Nation’s prosperity through trade and investment in business, the growth of Australia’s tourism and education sectors.
About the role 
An exciting opportunity to collaborate, design and deliver whole-of-government outcomes. The role is unique in scope, with the opportunity to work across and bring together a broad suite of skills, including strategic policy, regulatory reform, data and digital strategy, human-centred design, business engagement, program management, and corporate support.
As the Portfolio Project Manager, you’ll be engaged on an initial 6-month contract with a possible extension up to 12 months as determined by the Agency. As part of a Taskforce, you’ll work with business and across all levels of government to deliver the most significant whole-of-government cross-border reforms in this area in more than a decade. Through effective project management this work will deliver regulatory, process and ICT systems reforms which will deliver value to both business and Government over the short, medium, and longer terms.
Key Deliverables:
  • Lead the oversight and coordination of a portfolio of programmes and work with cross-functional teams to ensure project objectives and timelines are met.
  • Provide subject matter expert advice, using contemporary project management tools, practices to ensure efficient and effective delivery of projects.
  • Foster stakeholder relationships, collaboration, and communication to ensure projects are aligned with strategic objectives.
  • Develop and contribute to executive reporting briefs with analytical and problem-solving skills to achieve outcomes and support decisions.
  • Lead the compliance and auditing of portfolio risks, issues, with sensitivity under limited guidance.
About you 
You’ll bring your track record in successful Portfolio Project Management, and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and project sponsors in a highly cross functional environment to deliver successful outcomes- on time and within budget.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • Formal qualifications and/or a minimum of 5 years’ experience with portfolio management and governance frameworks, supported by best practice with regards to the program and project methodologies. This includes experience with various project methodologies (Agile/scrum/waterfall) and contemporary project management software (Asana, Monday.com, Trello, JIRA)
  • Strong digital literacy awareness and confidence in the use of digital tools to solve problems, be productive, and collaborate with others in a digital environment.
  • The ability to perform, adjust and excel in a high-performing team and fast-paced and high-profile environment.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, and an ability to communicate complex and technical concepts succinctly.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to apply well developed analytical and problem-solving skills to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative with resilience, and ability to manage competing and changing priorities while contributing to a positive work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability undertake work with a high level of complexity and sensitivity under limited guidance.
To be considered for this contracting opportunity, you must:
  • Hold a current Baseline Clearance.
  • Be willing to undergo pre-employment checks if required.
  • Once in a decade opportunity to deliver a whole-of-government reform project.
  • Interesting scope of work with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
How to apply 
If this role is of interest to you and you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Bill O’Rourke on 02 6162 7319 or via borourke@dfp.com.au

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.