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Strategic Initiatives Manager – TCA

Based in Sydney or Melbourne, the Strategic Initiatives Manager will lead the management of strategic projects and initiatives, primarily for Transport Certification Australia (TCA).

The position ensures that key projects and initiatives, regarding new and revised TCA services, are effectively coordinated and progressed. Responsibilities include leading key projects and initiatives autonomously, within agreed governance arrangements, and in accordance with the Austroads Program and Project Management Framework.

Austroads is the association of Australian and New Zealand transport agencies. Austroads comprises several business activities, including the core Austroads work program, the National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS), and TCA.

The Strategic Projects Manager works with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including executives and subject matter experts, navigating complex and evolving environments, and ensuring positive outcomes are achieved for the organisation, its members, and the Australasian transport network.

The Strategic Initiatives Manager will:

  • Lead the management of selected strategic projects within the TCA business, and other initiatives which are of strategic significance.
  • Autonomously manage and be accountable for the delivery of outputs within an agreed project scope, budget, timeframes and to expected levels of quality.
  • Adopt a hands-on approach to the delivery of project activities and deliverables.
  • Proactively identify and respond to issues, constraints and risks which have the potential to impact intended outcomes of projects and initiatives.
  • Exercise diligence when making decisions, adhering to the requirements outlined in the Delegations of Authority and relevant governance arrangements.
  • Proactively and authoritatively engage and communicate with internal and external stakeholders who are directly responsible for contributing to the success of projects, and/or have an interest in the outcomes of the project.
  • Manage and report on projects in accordance with the Austroads Program and Project Management Framework (PPMF).
  • Prepare concise, high-quality written content on the status of strategic projects for inclusion in monthly reports to the TCA Corporate Management Group (CMG) and the Austroads Executive Group (AEG).
  • Support senior managers and executives to model Austroads’ values of professionalism, accountability, innovation and integrity, and work in close coordination and collaborate with key members of TCA and Austroads.
  • Professionally and enthusiastically perform other duties, as directed from time to time.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience:

The Strategic Initiatives Manager will possess:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to translate complex and technical information.
  • High-level written and oral communication skills – ability to communicate complex issues to an audience including Board level.
  • Relevant tertiary level qualifications.

Personal qualities:

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

  • Demonstrated experience in authoritatively working with executives and other senior stakeholders and experts to manage complex, multi-disciplinary projects and initiatives.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to think conceptually, by interpreting and distilling complex subject matter.
  • Proven ability to lead the management of projects and deliver positive outcomes by navigating complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds, experience and skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to articulate messages in verbal and written form.
  • High levels of integrity and professionalism.
  • A sense of pride in delivering quality outcomes which meet and exceed expectations.

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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 22 August 2023