Programme Manager

CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Information & Communication Technology
Programme & Project Management
Full Time
Posted 25d ago

The DXC CSSIM Programme Manager, holds overall responsibility for all elements of project management across the CSSIM portfolio, and has dual reporting the DXC Defence Client Partner for CSSIM and the DXC Consulting Defence SI Practice Manager (reflecting the DXC Matrix Organisation of Industries and Delivery Practices).  As the overall leader for the CSSIM programme, the DXC CSSIM Programme Manager holds a critical role regarding the culture within the programme.



A key responsibility of the CSSIM Programme Manager is to oversee a enjoyable work culture within the team and to ensure there is strong communication and governance in play to work through issues as they arise, shaping customer conversations based on information provided by the team on the nature of issues etc.


Working with the DXC Defence Client Partner, DXC Consulting Defence SI Practice Manager and DXC CSSIM Consulting Sales lead to:

  • Define the overarching strategy for the Programme.
  • Support the scoping, estimation and of future projects.


Working with the DXC Defence Client Partner, DXC Consulting Defence SI Practice Manager and DXC executive to:

  • Oversee the DXC financial reporting requirements for all projects in the CSSIM portfolio, acting as the primary point of contact for finance for all financial reporting, including ETC, EAC and revenue forecasting requirements, with the DXC Defence Client Partner and DXC Consulting Defence SI Practice Manager reviewers and approvers of the collective view presented by the DXC CSSIM Programme Manager.
  • Gain agreement on future investments required by DXC to ensure the longer-term viability of the DXC CSSIM Programme into the future.
  • Determine resourcing requirements for the Programme and agree recruitment strategies and other strategic initiatives to ensure the CSSIM Programme has the resources required to deliver the projects in the portfolio.
  • Oversee Programme level governance functions.


Mentoring, leading and working with CSSIM Project Managers through regular weekly (at least) meetings / dialogue to:

  • Define project scope, requirements and acceptance criteria;
  • Develop and maintain project documentation throughout the project life cycle including the project schedule;
  • Completion of projects and delivering to agreed requirements, cost, timescales and quality (including reporting of project financials);
  • Identify, assess and manage project dependencies, risks and issues;
  • Ability to manage technical staff / understand technical components of project delivery to a sufficient level to maintain project momentum; and
  • Work through challenges to project delivery, shaping strategies re how project challenges can be mitigated through different delivery approaches and client negotiation.

The CSSIM Programme Manager is the primary overall point of contact for the CSSIM clients on all matters relating to the Programme delivery, supporting CSSIM Project Managers as required in client discussions and client strategy.

The CSSIM Programme Manager may also take active Project Management roles within the Programme dependant on the number of projects underway within the Programme at a point in time.


Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • Proven skills in managing large engineering teams, captaining those teams to achieve successful client outcomes whilst enjoying their work environment.
  • Significant experience in overseeing and guiding a team of project managers.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Project Management, Business or related discipline;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in Project Management in Engineering, ICT or IT;  Experience in Software Engineering based project management is near essential for the successful candidate.
  • Experience in confidently engaging with stakeholders at all levels (internal/external), including taking the lead in client meetings when required;
  • Able to prioritise competing demands effectively to meet business outcomes;
  • High quality written work (requirements, updates & general written communication);
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project;
  • Excellent communication (Spoken and Written English); and
  • Energy and drive to motivate others and push for completion of work.


Desirable Qualities:

  • Current Australian Defence Clearance Holder;
  • Experience in Capability Development programs within the Australian Defence domain; and
  • Self-starter with a willingness to learn and take on responsibilities autonomously.


Essential Citizenship Requirements:

In order to be eligible for this position, candidates must be able to obtain or hold an Australian Defence Clearance and be able to access ITAR information (which precludes candidates that have citizenship with a proscribed country).


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