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Project Manager – Defence Trailblazer Project

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Work type: full time, part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Project Management

The Opportunity

  • Join the team introducing cultural change to how universities and industry work collaboratively to achieve outcomes and economic benefit for Australia
  • Manage projects through their complete lifecycle, leading conversations across diverse stakeholder groups
  • Full-time or part-time (35 or 28 hrs week), parental leave contract to March 2025
  • $138,171 - $146,613 + 17% super + leave loading

The Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability is a $250 million enterprise powered by the University of New South Wales and the University of Adelaide, with funding from the Australian Government, the universities and industry partners to fast-track research to meet capability priorities for Defence and ensure the future workforce have the skills aligned to industry needs.

Reporting to and supporting Margaret Law, General Manager Technology Development and Commercialisation (based at University of Adelaide), you’ll assist with the development of agile and effective Theme and Project proposal, approval and reporting processes and supporting artefacts including project budget, Statement Of Work, proposal and reporting templates for use throughout the life of the Trailblazer.

You ‘ll also work closely and collaboratively with Partnership Managers, Business Development Managers and Research Contract Managers to enable research project establishment and management.

The Organisation

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers.

Benefits and Culture: 

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to benefits including:

  • Hybrid/Flexible working
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period
  • Access to learning and career development
  • Progressive HR practices
  • Discounts and entitlements  
  • Affordable on-campus parking 

Who you are

You can demonstrate your project management skills and experience, including comprehensive understanding of project life cycles, budgeting and resource allocation. Experience managing the delivery of strategic projects, as well as analytical and problem-solving skills are a must, along with the capacity for proactive solution development.

You’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable effective collaboration across organisations, as well as outstanding time management, adaptability, and responsiveness to shifting priorities.

To Apply: If contributing to projects that will deliver cultural change how universities and industry work collaboratively is of interest to you, please submit your CV and Cover Letter (including responses to Skills and Experience required nominated in the Position Description) via the APPLY button.

Note: The successful candidate may be required to hold or attain an Australian government security clearance

Contact: Shiree Thomas, Talent Acquisition Consultant E:

Applications close:  11.55pm, Wednesday 17th April 2024

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment. 

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