Jobs/Project Manager – Cyber Security


Project Manager – Cyber Security



Agency / Department

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$120 per hour***


Australian Capital Territory


The CIO Group of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) provides a range of enabling support services within the department and to our portfolio agencies. The project manager position is attached to the ICT Strategy and Departmental Systems branch within the CIO Group. One of the responsibilities of this branch is to provide the strategic and operational support required to the deliver the department’s cyber security uplift program of work. The department is looking for a project manager with relevant skills and experience to join the cyber security uplift team to deliver an extensive program of work. The team requires a highly experienced, creative, self-motivated and project manager. The person selected will join a small multi-skilled agile team that works within a portfolio management setting; partnering with technical and non-techical teams and a range of stakeholders to deliver outcomes for the program.


The successful candidates will have the IT skills and relevant work experience, in conjunction with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement. Ability to work as part of an agile team and communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders is also a requirement.


Deliverables include:

  1. Engage with senior management, program management and other stakeholders to facilitate agreement regarding the scope of work, priorities and dependencies between related initiatives.
  2. Identify and facilitate strong working relationships across multi-disciplinary teams to deliver a single goal.
  3. Monitor and report against project performance to assist the efficient delivery of outcomes so that the projected benefits are realised.
  4. Identify and provide a point of escalation for issues and risks and changes impacting the programme and facilitating risk mitigation and issues resolution.
  5. Implement and facilitate project governance processes.
  6. Deliver projects and products using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning & iterating frequently.
  7. Work within an agile framework to align the sprint goals, set by the Product Owner, to the deliverables of the program of work.
  8. Influence teams to keep delivery on track.
  9. Remove impediments.
  10. Contribute to meeting papers and other reporting mechanisms.
  11. Contribute to success of the team.
  12. Be willing to learn and influence change.

Essential Criteria

  1. Excellent communication skills; including stakeholder engagement and facilitation.
  2. Relevant and current ICT experience as a Project Manager.
  3. Highly effective organisational skills, including the ability to influence priorities for success.
  4. Ability to work as a team member or as an individual to achieve objectives and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  5. Ability to professionally represent the work area and the Department in meetings and workshops with internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Proven ability to deliver in a project and program environment under limited guidance.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work in an agile project delivery environment, understanding of the roles of an agile team, and (desirably) experience in ICT technologies.
  8. Proven ability to communicate with influence, negotiate outcomes and manage complex stakeholder relationships.

Desired Criteria

  1. Experience in Cyber/ICT Security

Security Clearance


**Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the expected rate



  • Facebook

Merlin's Group Australia

Merlin’s Group focus on recruitment  and placement of highly-skilled ICT Professionals as well as delivery of high-quality ICT products in Government.

We have highly coveted skills and certifications from Standford University, ITIL, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 AGILE, SCRUM, CAPM, and PMP.  We use these skills and certifications to continuously deliver tailored, high-quality solutions to each of our Clients.

We utilise our channel partnerships with tech giants CISCO, SAMSUNG, LENOVO, DELL/EMC, and MICROSOFT to drive innovation, build digital strategies, and deliver technology transformations to our Clients.

Get In Touch

ACT Office Phone (02) 6243 5116

Toll Free Number 1800 161 422

ACT Office: Level 9, Nishi Building, 2 Phillip Law St, Canberra, 2601

ABN 11 635 131 798

ACN 635 131 798

Follow us

  • Facebook

©2020 by Merlin's Group Pty Ltd.