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Senior Program Manager

New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet - Sydney, NSW

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There is currently 1 job listed by Strategy, Portfolio and Investment Senior Program Manager Organisation/Entity: Strategy, Portfolio and Investment Job Category:

  • Planning | Planning Management
  • Projects | Program Management
  • Projects | Program Manager
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 9737-34917683 Work Type: Full-Time Closing Date: 09/04/2021 - 11:59 PM

About us
Sydney Trains provides train services throughout the Sydney metropolitan area and was established in July 2013. Its vision is to keep Sydney moving by putting the customer at the centre of everything it does and delivering safe, reliable and clean rail services to the people of Sydney. The organisation is focused on providing sustainable, efficient and cost-effective services.

About the team
Network Growth Portfolio (NGP) coordinates and facilitates the work required by Sydney Trains in the introduction of new and altered infrastructure and fleet into the Sydney Trains and NSW Trains Networks.
Transport for NSW delivers the Network upgrades through programs of work. Sydney Trains supports the works enabling successful implementation of the programs and being business ready to operate and maintain the modified Network once the works are commissioned.

The opportunity
The Senior Program Manager NGP is responsible for coordinating the delivery of an allocated program of work delivered by Sydney Trains as part of a larger Transport for NSW program. The position coordinates and facilitates the works ensuring the business undertakes the scope within agreed cost and time constraints.

What you will do

  • Model good leadership to inspire direction and delivery, including leading direct and indirect reports and SMEs, to ensure programs and projects delivery, and enable program outputs
  • Lead the change to support the Transport strategic objectives, program and project objectives to deliver customer focused strategies and benefits and operationalise and integrate program objectives into Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink, supported by robust operational/customer readiness frameworks
  • Facilitate and develop, manage and execute a Program Management Plan to meet scope, project schedule and time, cost quality and safety and environment requirements, manage budgets and risk management plans and ensure compliance with all relevant safety and quality standards, facilitate environmental planning/approval and manage implementation to ensure compliance to conditions of approval
  • Develop and monitor benefit realisation throughout the program management lifecycle including financial gate management
  • Develop detailed program budget and forecast cash flows/milestones from approved budget, review and recommend for approval for individual project costs and variations, monitor and control project costs and report on expenditure and address any slippage issues
  • Contribute to procurement requirements, tender assessments and evaluation, administration of contracts, variations, manage resolution of contractual disputes and support with legal and commercials advice to deliver milestones and alignment to project agreements
  • Communicate effectively, develop strong stakeholder relationships to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, and provide timely and clearly presented reporting, advice and recommendations to inform, support decision making and for solution of all risks and issues to meet program and project objectives.
  • Execute safety responsibilities, authorities and accountabilities consistent with Sydney Trains safety management system requirements

About you

  • Team player, working as one team, strong people and communication skills, problem solver, practical and pragmatic
  • Resilient and ability to work in a complex matrix environment with multiple changes
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about what you do, strong stakeholder skills, you keep your finger on the pulse when negotiating with key stakeholders to agree change, implementation and adoption to the program.
  • Have obtained a Diploma of Project Management or equivalent demonstrated experience and ability in delivering programs on time and on budget within Rail, Transport or Infrastructure sectors.
  • To be successful in this role, you will:
  • Demonstrate resilience, determination, and an innate ability to think on your feet to adapt to and overcome the unexpected challenges that arise in large and ever-changing landscape of ours and operate in an industrially sensitive operational and matrix environment.
  • Put people at the centre of every decision you make, and draw satisfaction from the knowledge that you are making a real difference working on services that connect people and communities in NSW.

Want to know more?
Please click here to view a copy of the position description.

Salary and Benefits
This is a Transport Senior Service role (Level) offering an attractive remuneration package.

Sydney Trains offers its employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and work-life balance. Other benefits include:

  • Free travel on Government trains, buses and ferries
  • Flexible work practices

For more information on Employee Benefits at Transport please click here .
If you are ready to make a real difference in a forward thinking and dynamic work environment, we’d like to hear from you!

How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and brief covering letter (no longer than two pages) which addresses:

  • Describe your experience delivering complex and programs in a large scale and operational environments.
  • How your skills and experience suit the role.

Our Commitment to Diversity
Great people come from all walks of life. At Transport for NSW, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

Apply today to register your interest!

Find out more about Sydney Trains at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sydneytrains/about-sydney-trains

Applications close: 11:59 9 April 2021
For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For most Temporary jobs, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia. To be considered for these roles you must be 18 years of age. Applicants will need to complete merit based selection activities and will be subject to satisfactory medical, drug & alcohol and criminal record checks as part of the selection process. Please note that an eligibility list may be created for this position, and position(s) of the same classification that subsequently become vacant may be filled using this eligibility list (where the vacancy is within 60 minutes travelling time). Transport for NSW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with a disability are encouraged to apply

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