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Senior IT Project Manager / Business Improvement Specialist

Job No: 121840
Location: Morwell

  • Are you an experienced Project Manager and forward thinker with a passion for innovation?
  • Senior leadership role with a dynamic and innovative local council, managing a diverse range of projects!
  • Be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa $95,000 - $106,000 plus super & a range of staff discounts!
  • Relocation assistance negotiable for the right candidate!

About the Opportunity

Latrobe City Council is currently looking for an experienced Project Manager to join their team in Morwell, VIC as a full-time Business Improvement Specialist.

Reporting to the Manager of Organisational Performance and IT, this is a diverse role that will see you responsible for the full and complete management of a range of department and organisation-wide projects, typically with medium to large budgets.

As a senior member of the Council's team, you will be leading a team of Project Managers, Business Analysts, Administration Officers and relevant contractors.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering project plans, scope definition, timelines, quality definition, assurance, and quality control;
  • Ensuring projects are consistently delivered within agreed quality, cost and time commitments;
  • Developing a Project Management office for non-capital projects;
  • Providing leadership to project teams and other stakeholders to ensure projects are planned, resourced and prioritised appropriately;
  • Regularly evaluating the progress of projects to identify improvement areas and take any necessary corrective action;
  • Keeping updated on new strategies, tools or terminologies, providing advice or expertise on this where relevant; and
  • Maintaining accurate and timely reports for each project, recording progress against plans and updating key stakeholders on time or cost variations and scope changes.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will hold a tertiary qualification in project management, IT, or similar, with a strong background in leading and delivering Information Technology, Digital Services, or Business Improvement projects and programs. Significant experience in a senior Project Management role is essential, ideally within a Project Management Office environment.

Your ability to manage multiple stakeholder relationships and deal with competing priorities will be essential. With demonstrated experience in a leadership role, you will be able to provide guidance on relevant project management matters and build the ability of your team to successfully manage a dynamic and changing environment.

Confident engaging with stakeholders at all levels, you will be capable of effectively building relationships and working collaboratively with both internal staff and relevant contractors. You'll be highly flexible and capable of presenting technical material to non-technical audiences, tailoring your approach as needed.

Please note: You will need to have, or be willing and able to obtain, a current Police Records Check and Working with Children check.

About the Benefits

This is a rewarding opportunity to be directly responsible for the ongoing growth and success of a diverse, inclusive Council and make a real difference in the Latrobe community.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive base salary circa $95,000 - $106,000 plus super, commensurate with your skills and experience. Relocation assistance is negotiable for the right candidate.

You'll also benefit from flexible working arrangements for a fantastic work/life balance, and have access to a range of staff health and wellbeing initiatives, including private health insurance and an Employee Assistance Program.

Latrobe City Council has a strong reputation as an Employer of Choice, investing in the ongoing learning and career development of each of their staff. They're committed to continuously improving their services, always interested in new ideas and innovation, and recognise their team's achievements through regular celebrations and events, as well as an active social club.

Life in Latrobe City

Just 150kms east of Melbourne, Latrobe City is one of Victoria's major regional centres. With a variety of shopping and fine dining opportunities, a range of school options, and the 60 hectare Federation University campus, the area truly offers all of the amenities of a major urban centre, without sacrificing the benefits and lifestyle of regional living.

Renowned for its natural beauty and known as the arts and culture hub of Gippsland, there is plenty to see and do, from National Parks to large national and international sporting events, theatres, cinema, art galleries and museums. 

For more information on Morwell and the surrounding areas, please click here.

This is your opportunity to advance your career with a vibrant Local Council, where no two days are ever the same - Apply Now!

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