UNIFY is looking for Project Managers in multiple locations of Australia including New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland to help the successful delivery of allocated projects for UNIFY clients.

Position Details

The Project Manager (PM) role is accountable for successful delivery of allocated projects from project scoping and commencement to project completion. This will be achieved through:

  • complying with UNIFY Project Management framework principles for Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, Governance and Closure of phases and projects.
  • managing the performance of consultants allocated to the projects
  • managing customer expectations through the development and maintenance of strong relationships with customer project teams

The PM is responsible for assisting the overall success of the Project Practice both in terms of delivering quality solutions for its customers as well as commercial success for UNIFY business. In addition to applying the UNIFY Project Management Framework on all projects (including methodology, processes and governance), the PM also is responsible for continuously identifying and executing improvements to that Project Management Framework. The PM will work with the UNIFY Leadership team, UNIFY employees, and customers to meet its vision and strive to behave in a manner that reinforces UNIFY’s values.

Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Contributing to the Statement of Work (SoW) in the scoping phase
  • Managing the project as defined in the Statement of Works
  • Identification of resources required for the project team
  • Identify and manage project resources required, in conjunction with PSM/Practice Manager(s)
  • Complying, supporting and developing consistent project management standards, tools and techniques including processes for risk, issue and scope management
  • Maintaining cashflow of project in line with agreed Milestones
  • Establishing and managing project progress meetings with customers
  • Identify, maintain and manage project budgets
  • Lead the project team to successfully deliver the assigned project(s)
  • Provide decision making authority across the Project(s)
  • Identifying and promptly resolving project issues and remove associated project delays

Business and Relationship Management

  • Managing customer expectations
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with customer project staff and other stakeholders

Contract Management

  • Understanding and managing the customer contract in terms of its impact on project delivery

Support Management

  • Assist support proposal development and submission

Reporting

  • Regularly report the project status to stakeholders (internal and external) including:
    • Schedule progress
    • Financial status (including forecasts and actuals)
    • Variations/ Change Requests
    • Risks & issues
    • Client satisfaction
  • Other duties as required

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Experience

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in program/project management
  • Foundation knowledge of IT systems / IT software development lifecycles
  • Experience leading a geographically distributed team of between 3-5 resources
  • 5+ years of working within IT and / or professional services
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • 5+ years of equivalent leadership experience
  • AIPM or PMI certification

Values and Communication

  • High level analytical, conceptual and strategic capabilities
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, influencing and relationship building capabilities, including the ability to represent the organisation externally
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop and coach team members
  • Ability to engender a continuous improvement culture across a workforce

Other Requirements

  • National Police Check
  • Ability to work in Australia
  • Drivers Licence
  • An understanding of and commitment to compliance of Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
  • Some interstate travel required
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