Defence Project Management Pathway

I take control, I deal with conflict well and I’m calm under pressure. I communicate the short and long term goals well. I act and make decisions. I can motivate individuals to create team momentum. I understand the bottom line  and have worked in CASG. I strive for the perfect product in optimum time. I can communicate up and down the chain. I win over stakeholders and don’t introduce red herrings.

I get on with it and deliver. I’m a Defence Project Manager.

COURSE DETAILS

Time 2 – 5 weeks online

Date Available now

Cost Free for veterans

TYPE OF VETERAN REQUIRED

Project management is suited to SNCOs and Officers, or specialists who have strong leadership and managerial skills, enjoy working in a team environment and are goal orientated.

JOB DETAILS

Potential Income: $118,000 – $176,000
Job Stability: Low
Barriers to Entry: Low
Current Employability: High
Future Employability: High
Locations: Canberra
Title(s): Defence Project Manager
Companies: All consultancies and Defence Primes

A Project Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient management of a project. A Project Manager will have the following;

– Work well under pressure and are comfortable with adapting in dynamic environments.

– The ability to shift readily between the “big picture” and the small-but-crucial details, knowing when and what the priority is.

– Build and enhance professional relationship skills needed to develop trust and communication among all of a project’s stakeholders.

– Ability to use various techniques and methods to collate interdependent activities into tasks and sub-tasks that are documented, monitored and controlled.

– Ability to adapt their approach to the context and constraints of each project, knowing that no “one size” can fit all the variety of projects.

– Ability to bring the best out in a team and develop individuals through teaching, and developing training through reviews at project completion.

DESIRED SKILLS

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  • Procurement and contract management.
  • Promote the principles of risk management as applied to procurement projects, to identify and mitigate risk.
  • Implement effective governance arrangements to monitor provider, supplier and contractor performance against contracted deliverables and outcomes.
  • Implement effective stakeholder engagement and communications strategy for all stages of projects.
  • Represent the organisation in the resolution of complex/sensitive disputes with providers, suppliers and contractors.
  • Prepare the scope and business cases for more ambiguous or complex projects including cost and resource impacts.
  • Monitor the completion of projects and implement effective and rigorous project evaluation methodologies to inform future planning.
  • Develop effective strategies to remedy variances from project plans, and minimise impacts.
  • Manage transitions between project stages and ensure that changes are consistent with organisational goals.
  • Understand and utilise current project management technologies congruent to industry.
  • Understanding of systems engineering methodology.