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PMO & Business Improvement Manager

Category:  Project Management
Work Type:  Temporary/Max Term Full-time

Above Award Contract

Location: Caloundra/Nambour

Vacancy No: 2944

Max-Term Full time

Applications close: Sunday, 09 October 2022 11:59pm AEST

Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Role


SCC’s Project Delivery branch is responsible for compiling the ten-year capital works program, the coordination and delivery of capital projects and developing the business support systems that facilitate end to end project management.


Project Delivery branch focuses on total program delivery within budget and time constraints and takes a lead role in community and councillor coordination, ensuring best value outcomes in all facets of project delivery.


As PMO and Business Improvement Manager, you will provide leadership in the development of business systems critical for Project Management within Council.


Key responsibilities include;

  • Lead the team to provide a range of advice, continual improvement strategy’s and support for business systems with emphasis on PMO Change Management and Capital Works Program coordination
  • Engage with senior leaders and key program leads to gather requirements, prepare teams and implement changes
  • Lead the branch support functions and staff to ensure all project delivery teams are well supported for everyday procurement, communications, customer management and administration tasks
  • Liaise with a wide range of organisational stakeholders to support the coordination of the 10 Year Capital  Works Plan and promote a whole of organisation approach to Capital Planning and Program development through consultation with relevant stakeholders and providing expert advice


About you

  • You possess tertiary qualifications in Business Administration, Project Management, Engineering or related technical field with an emphasis on quality process management
  • You have demonstrated experience to lead and empower others, develop and coach team members and foster a workplace culture consistent with Council’s values
  • You are comfortable providing leadership and management skills in forums which involve political, high level strategic and tactical planning and program implementation in a local government environment
  • You possess strong decision-making skills, and a solid understanding of capital works planning, in conjunction with asset management and renewal processes related to local government infrastructure provision, and have a proven ability in financial and complete lifecycle project management
  • You are an outstanding communicator and are comfortable negotiating, consulting and networking to maintain strong relationships and agreements with our staff, stakeholders and community


Our Culture & Employee Benefits


Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits and working styles to suit you:

  • Wellbeing: Your wellbeing is important to us therefore we offer a number of different initiatives such as discounted health related memberships, fitness passport, employee assistance program and development opportunities.
  • Flexibility: We know it is important to balance life and work, therefore we offer flexible working including a 9-day fortnight and a hybrid WFH model that help you be your best.
  • Extras: Those extras make a difference therefore we offer salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation, smartphones and devices. We also pay you 17.5% leave loading and generous Superannuation where council will contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution.


How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • a 1-2 page cover letter detailing your suitability for the role in Council including your ability to fulfil the key responsibilities and requirements on the Position Profile, including details of any specific or mandatory qualifications; and
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.


Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.


To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2022-2026.


For specific enquiries contact Kristy Taylor during business hours on 0497 700 388.


We're working hard to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community we serve. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Recruitment Team


At Sunshine Coast Council, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background including First Nations, disability, religion and sexual orientation. To deliver the best service to our region we want a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Sunshine Coast Council strongly encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role