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North-West Shoals to Shore Research Program Project Manager

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/10/2017
Company Name Australian Institute of Marine Science
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Directory Entry : AIMS is committed to the protection and sustainable use of Australia's marine resources. Its research programs support the management of tropical marine environments around the world, with a primary focus on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia and northwest Australia.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

Our research into some of Australia’s iconic marine ecosystems guides their management and that of similar systems around the world. We do marine science that has practical benefit to the real world, providing high quality, large-scale and long-term research that is used by governments, industry and the wider community to make informed decisions about the Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS researchers at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to the best tools and equipment like the National Sea Simulator, cutting edge laboratories and our fleet of research vessels.

About this Opportunity

The North West Shoals to Shore (NWSS) research program is a three year, externally funded program that will address the need to understand the impacts of petroleum exploration and development on the Northwest Shelf. The program also provides research relevant to other industries within the region like fisheries and aquaculture as well as information for the wider Australian community.

As an experienced Project Manager, you will mainly manage the NWSS Research Program, be the primary point of contact for all project management matters relating to the project and provide high level support to the AIMS Program Leader and NWSS Theme Leaders.

Details on the NWSS program can be found at www.aims.gov.au/nw-shoals-to-shore.

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your leadership credentials on a large and complex research initiative, providing guidance and direction to the project partners and contractors to ensure effective and efficient project delivery.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions including a 9-day fortnight, generous leave entitlements, a salary range of $115,067 - $129,662 and 15.4% superannuation. This role is being offered for a minimum 3 year term and will be based in Perth, Western Australia.

About You

You will have tertiary qualifications in marine science, environmental management or engineering, or equivalent industry experience, matched by significant experience managing large scale multi-faceted projects and be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, including evidence of successful stakeholder engagement;
  • Technical and resource project management expertise, including contract and budget oversight;
  • Experience in planning and managing field activities in remote locations; and
  • High level of strategic thinking and problem solving skills to be able to successfully deliver projects in dynamic and challenging situations.

Applicants with experience working in the offshore oil and gas industry are encouraged to apply.

Next Step

Download the application information, position description and selection criteria below. Candidates are advised that applications must include statements addressing the selection criteria.

Position enquiries can be directed to Dr Michaela Dommisse, m.dommisse@aims.gov.au.


Applications close Thursday 19 October 2017.

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