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Project Coordinator – National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework

Austroads is looking for a Project Coordinator for the Austroads National Heavy Vehicle Driver Competency Framework project. This is a high-profile project agreed by Australia’s transport ministers to establish minimum competency and assessment standards for heavy vehicle drivers across Australia. It involves:

  • Enhanced standards for competency and assessment of heavy vehicle drivers
  • Introduction of online learning and testing
  • New arrangements to bring in experience-based pathways for higher class heavy vehicle licence eligibility
  • Exploration of potential new licence eligibility conditions based on driver risk
  • Strengthened training provider oversight and support.

Based either in Sydney or Melbourne, the role will fit within the Austroads’ Product Development team, which oversees management and coordination of select significant implementation projects for Austroads.

The role is responsible for:

  • Project scheduling, including progress tracking and revision.
  • Project budget monitoring and reporting.
  • Project report coordination and quality assurance utilising Austroads project management tools and processes.
  • Maintaining quality system processes and procedures.
  • Delivering secretariat services for internal and external governance groups including organising and administering meetings, preparing meeting packs, coordinating input, analysing and disseminating information on activities and preparing and distributing minutes and actions.
  • Coordination activities including:
    • assisting with procurement documentation and contract management
    • assisting with event planning and management of workshops and other stakeholder events
  • Developing and coordinating input into project governance groups, including:
    • Austroads project management groups
    • Implementation group
    • Steering committees
  • Supporting the reporting requirements for all governance activities.
  • Undertaking day-to-day administrative requirements and assisting with other Austroads activities as required.
  • Contributing to continuous improvement, identifying ways to enhance value for our members and the public.
  • Maintaining and adhere to Quality Systems processes and procedures associated with the role
  • Other duties as directed.

Personal qualities:

A successful candidate will need to present a professional image and build strong relationships across the enterprise. Specifically, the role requires:

  • The ability to determine work priorities and complete concurrent tasks and projects to a high standard within strict deadlines
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, as well as negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to learn
  • Strong networking and teamworking skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Professional ethics and integrity
  • Comfort working in an environment which is constantly evolving.

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For more information or to express interest in this role, please use our online form to contact our Human Resources Manager.

Last updated on 17 May 2024