Project Support Officer
Downer Group
3d ago

Downer Defence Systems provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.

Downer Defence Systems, combining the footprint and capability of Downer and Spotless, is one of the only integrated services companies that has a whole of Defence Capability Life Cycle offering and mindset.

Our Sovereign Industry Capability delivers to the needs of Defence, National Security organisations, the major Primes and other government agencies.

As an ADM Top 10 Defence Contractor, we are a proven and trusted long-term partner, committed to diversity and inclusiveness and to growing Australia’s Defence industry with the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises.

Position summary :

The Project Support Officer is responsible for performing project management administrative work under board direction in support of Defence project requirements and within an integrated workforce.

Working with their team, the Project Support Officer completes work that is in alignment with Project priorities and delivers expected outcomes.

This role is based in Sydney (Fleet base, East).

Key Responsibilities :

  • Provide project management administrative support, allowing for the achievement of project outcomes.
  • Develop and follow procedures applicable to area of work.
  • Coordinate and administer projects to help achieved the desired outcomes.
  • Undertake risk register activities for area of responsibility.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to achieve outcomes and facilitate cooperation.
  • Identify opportunities for building team capability and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Contribute to and implement work plans.
  • Key selection criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in project administration against agreed deliverables.
  • Experience in supporting stakeholder relationships, communicating with influence and collaborating effectively.
  • The ability to contribute to a high performing team.
  • Proficient in MS office suite of applications and project management tools such as MS Project.
  • Demonstrated experience in the administration of schedules, risk, budget and resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of briefings, submissions and reports.
  • Sound understanding of project management methodologies and practices.
  • Qualifications :

  • Experience and qualifications in Project Management.
  • Technical writing skills with the ability to adapt communications to suit the target audience.
  • Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools, and applications.
  • Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives.
  • Plans, schedules, and monitors work to meet time and quality targets.
  • Rapidly absorbs new Experience in the development and management of high performing teams.
  • Ability to work well under their own motivation.
  • About you

  • An experienced Project Support professional who is looking to develop their career in a prominent professional services business.
  • An understanding of the Defence Capability Life Cycle.
  • Understanding & practical experience working within a Defence project, quality assurance & business improvement process practices and targeted & effective business solutions and outcomes.
  • Experience in building trusted & valued relationships with project team members, customers & partners.
  • Must hold an Australian Government security clearance (NV1 level and above).
  • What we offer

  • A diverse and challenging work environment.
  • A growing business where opportunities are great.
  • A great team where you are empowered to lead.
  • Referral bonuses.
  • Leave Purchases.
  • Access to monthly Professional Development Sessions (including specialist forums).
  • Security :

    Candidates must be Australian citizens with a minimum NV1 security clearance. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

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