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Project Manager (21AMSA210)

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Australian Capital Territory


Agency / Department

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$120 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

AMSA is seeking an IT Project Manager, with experience managing delivery (initiation through to deployment) of COTS and bespoke software applications in federal government. This role will be responsible for managing the upgrade of AMSA’s existing search and rescue capability as well as implementation of an integration platform and delivery of new solutions to support AMSA’s future response requirements. Reporting to the CIO, IT Project Manager and Executive Project Board/s, the Project Manager will be responsible for implementation of several IT projects including integration, data migration and COTS/bespoke applications to deliver end state solutions. The candidate will work in a small IT project team including solution architects, developers, and technical leads. The role will require liaison and coordination of activities with business stakeholders, subject matter experts and senior executives. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be confident in their ability to negotiate and manage strategies in response to project change to deliver business outcomes. The candidate should have relevant industry standard qualifications/certifications, demonstrated experience managing to schedule and adhering to agency governance requirements. ****NOTE TO SELLERS: PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING QUESTIONS**** Based on common questions to our roles, the following should be used as a guide. Agencies that submit questions that are addressed below will not be answered. Applicants should understand AMSA's business and our mission. The Project teams are small resource groups working closely with other business teams and stakeholders, so ability to perform cohesively in this space is key. Candidates MUST only be proposed if they have a genuine interest in working in this environment, be considered a good fit for a high performing team in a small organisation and have been vetted against the job description. Candidates that do not address the criteria in their submission will not be considered. Agencies should not submit candidates that do not meet the criteria as stated above. AMSA head office and the project team, including this role are CANBERRA BASED. Interstate candidates interested in the role will need to factor in the requirement to attend on site as required/directed at their own cost. This requirement is subject to relevant state government COVID health guidelines. This is a new position, with no incumbent and is not a market test. Questions regarding rate, budget and margins will not be answered. A rate has deliberately not been set. Vendors should price candidates competitively for the Canberra market. AMSA will use the Digital Marketplace rate guide to determine a suitable average rate. Timeline for start is a guide only and will depend on evaluation, contract and notice period.

Essential Criteria

1. Provide a statement demonstrating how your skills and experience can successfully deliver projects with multiple stakeholders/vendors and COTS/bespoke applications in a small organisation using a hybrid delivery methodology. The statement should highlight how key achievements can be applied to AMSA, using the summary of work as guidance.

Desired Criteria

Not Applicable for this opportunity

Security Clearance

The submitting agency (seller) must provide Police Clearance check on request Candidate must be an Australian Citizen

Contract Extensions

Option to extend by 12 months at AMSA’s sole discretion - subject to budget & performance review

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