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Road Safety Project Manager – Austroads

Based in Sydney or Melbourne, and reporting to the Program Manager – Road Safety, the Road Safety Project Manager is responsible for contributing to the strategic objectives of the Austroads Road Safety and Design program.

This includes planning and overseeing the delivery of nationally significant and strategic projects that support the transformation of the road transport system for the ultimate elimination of deaths and serious injury.

This is achieved through close working relationships with Austroads Task Force members and their delegates, academic and consulting subject matter and technical experts.

The role is responsible for:

  • Managing the planning, delivery and coordination of nationally significant and strategic projects in the Road Safety and Design program, tracking resources, timing and quality, under the direction of the Road Safety and Design Program Manager. The Project Manager will lead and perform activities which include planning, procurement, scheduling, tracking, managing, evaluating and communicating internally and externally to stakeholders.
  • Establishing and managing relationships within a diverse stakeholder environment. Ensuring stakeholder requirements are well documented and aligned with the various projects’ objectives, and that requirements are well understood by all members of the project teams.
  • Managing reporting across all assigned projects, including but not limited to Traffic Light Reports, Risk Registers and reports to the Road Safety and Design program and its Task Forces.
  • Identifying and mitigating project risks and proactively manage issues that arise within assigned projects.
  • Contributing to the strategic planning of the Road Safety and Design program and identify opportunities to add value and deliver on the strategic objectives of Austroads and the Road Safety and Design program.
  • Providing specialist advice on technical road safety matters.
  • Providing advice and support to the Road Safety and Design program and Austroads Finance team to ensure a high standard of financial accountability and performance. Manage the financial positioning of assigned projects to enable quality delivery of products and services.
  • Providing high-level coordination role to various project steering and reference groups including the establishment of strategic alliances and the management of key stakeholder groups.
  • Working with the Austroads Communications team to develop communications plans and public-facing collaterals as required.
  • Maintaining and adhering to quality systems processes and procedures.

Personal qualities:

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

  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills, including strong conceptual skills, the ability to apply sound judgement to complex policy challenges and knowledge of government decision making processes and procedures.
  • The ability to determine work priorities and complete concurrent tasks and projects to a high standard within strict deadlines.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, as well as negotiation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to consult, liaise and influence, conduct high level and sensitive negotiations and the ability to build working relationships across various organisations.
  • A service focused approach.
  • Strong networking and teamworking skill.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and learning.
  • 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 28 August 2023