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Project Officer

Advertiser: Standards Australia4 out of 54.0 overall rating (5 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
21 Dec 2018
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Advertising, Arts & Media, Editing & Publishing

Project Officer

Who is Standards Australia?

We are an independent not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body. We develop internationally aligned Australian Standards in the national interest and work closely across government, industry, consumer and stakeholder groups.

We are a team of around 110 employees based in Sydney CBD. We have a collaborative, down to earth, fun yet professional working environment where we encourage self-growth and career development.

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time Project Officer to join our team in the heart of Sydney CBD.

About the Role

Reporting to the Program Manager, you will be using your knowledge and expertise to deliver outcomes which are of value to Australia, its businesses, and its people

You will work with a diverse range of stakeholders in our technical committees to deliver standards development projects, from project plan to publication, for a number of technical committees engaged in national and international work programs. This includes facilitating a project kick-off workshop, producing a clear forward plan, confirming commitment to action and delivering within a strict project schedule.

This would be a great opportunity for someone who is used to dealing with multiple stakeholders, and managing issues and risks within a project role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain plans and information for all project using the organisation's enterprise project management system, including risk, scope, size and timelines - in consultation with stakeholders
  • Ensure projects are delivered within agreed parameters and the company's project management methodology
  • Effectively manage committee relationships to ensure successful project delivery
  • Coordinate meeting logistics
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with project stakeholders, mediating conflict and negotiating solutions where relevant
  • Liaise appropriately with the corresponding internal units and support organisational business objectives
  • Prepare and distribute meeting documentation (agendas, drafts, minutes)

What are we looking for?

  • Prior experience in facilitating groups, managing multiple stakeholders and/or coordinating projects
  • Demonstrated experience managing issues and risks
  • Strong administration and communication skills are part of your toolbox
  • Your command of the English language and related grammar conventions are excellent and translate to clear, concise written and verbal communications
  • You relate to stakeholders and peers with professionalism, commercial astuteness and open exchange
  • You work well in process-oriented environments but have a healthy inquisitive mind and are comfortable using this in technical environments
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Working for Standards Australia

Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect and Excellence form the basis of all we do. We measure our success not only on the outcomes but on the path we took to get there.

We offer a flexible and positive environment where individual and team efforts are recognised and rewarded. We invest in the health and welfare of our people offering access to an Employee Assistance Program, Salary Packaging, yearly flu vaccinations and regular social events.  We are committed to a workplace which supports equal employment opportunities.

What now?

If you are a results-driven Project Officer we would love to hear from you, please submit your covering letter and resume. We reserve the right to close the advertisement for this position prior to the advertised closing date. 

Eligible applicants must be a Permanent Resident or have legal rights to work in Australia.

Who is Standards Australia?

We are an independent not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body. We develop internationally aligned Australian Standards in the national interest and work closely across government, industry, consumer and stakeholder groups.

We are a team of around 110 employees based in Sydney CBD. We have a collaborative, down to earth, fun yet professional working environment where we encourage self-growth and career development.

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time Project Officer to join our team in the heart of Sydney CBD.

About the Role

Reporting to the Program Manager, you will be using your knowledge and expertise to deliver outcomes which are of value to Australia, its businesses, and its people

You will work with a diverse range of stakeholders in our technical committees to deliver standards development projects, from project plan to publication, for a number of technical committees engaged in national and international work programs. This includes facilitating a project kick-off workshop, producing a clear forward plan, confirming commitment to action and delivering within a strict project schedule.

This would be a great opportunity for someone who is used to dealing with multiple stakeholders, and managing issues and risks within a project role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain plans and information for all project using the organisation's enterprise project management system, including risk, scope, size and timelines - in consultation with stakeholders
  • Ensure projects are delivered within agreed parameters and the company's project management methodology
  • Effectively manage committee relationships to ensure successful project delivery
  • Coordinate meeting logistics
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with project stakeholders, mediating conflict and negotiating solutions where relevant
  • Liaise appropriately with the corresponding internal units and support organisational business objectives
  • Prepare and distribute meeting documentation (agendas, drafts, minutes)

What are we looking for?

  • Prior experience in facilitating groups, managing multiple stakeholders and/or coordinating projects
  • Demonstrated experience managing issues and risks
  • Strong administration and communication skills are part of your toolbox
  • Your command of the English language and related grammar conventions are excellent and translate to clear, concise written and verbal communications
  • You relate to stakeholders and peers with professionalism, commercial astuteness and open exchange
  • You work well in process-oriented environments but have a healthy inquisitive mind and are comfortable using this in technical environments
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Working for Standards Australia

Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect and Excellence form the basis of all we do. We measure our success not only on the outcomes but on the path we took to get there.

We offer a flexible and positive environment where individual and team efforts are recognised and rewarded. We invest in the health and welfare of our people offering access to an Employee Assistance Program, Salary Packaging, yearly flu vaccinations and regular social events.  We are committed to a workplace which supports equal employment opportunities.

What now?

If you are a results-driven Project Officer we would love to hear from you, please submit your covering letter and resume. We reserve the right to close the advertisement for this position prior to the advertised closing date. 

Eligible applicants must be a Permanent Resident or have legal rights to work in Australia.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Do you have experience working towards targets and KPIs?
  • What experience do you have of managing multiple stake-holders?
  • Do you enjoy building relationships and managing expectations?
  • What company culture brings out the best in you?

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