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Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) Project Coordinator

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/08/2020
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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The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

We are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and we value integrity, innovation, collaboration and respect. AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides their effective environmental management and contributes to our understanding of similar ecosystems around the world. Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians and supports the sustainable use of our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf, and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS expert teams at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to world-class infrastructure, unique data-sets, cutting-edge laboratories and a fleet of modern research vessels. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About this Opportunity

AIMS is embarking on an innovative, new unincorporated joint venture (UJV), by taking on the role of Managing Entity for the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) Research & Development (R&D) Program. The program will test the limits of knowledge of reef science, decision-making and ocean engineering. It involves a wide range of partners, providers and stakeholders. The work is leading-edge, of vital importance to the nation, and will be conducted under intense public scrutiny and significant time pressures. Strong and effective program management is essential to the achievement of the RRAP R&D Program. Successful delivery of the RRAP R&D Program requires a dedicated program management team, underpinned by the required project management and administrative systems.

Working across the AIMS Project Management Office and the RRAP Managing Entity Team, our RRAP Project Coordinator will design, implement, administer, and maintain the project management system for the RRAP Program. As a project/program management specialist, you will use your experience and expertise in managing projects and programs to assist with the successful delivery of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program. You will also work closely with RRAP Project Managers (both internal and external to AIMS) to ensure that all projects are entered, monitored, and reported through the RRAP project management system.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. The successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 5 Salary ($105,706 to $115,882 per annum)
  • 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, 2-year opportunity
  • Townsville, Queensland

About You

Underpinning your suitability for this position will be your tertiary qualification (or equivalent industry experience) in a relevant technical discipline (for example: marine science, environmental management, or engineering), as well as your extensive experience in managing projects, programs or portfolios, involving multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional partners, within a research, engineering or consultancy environment. Then, in consideration of your relevant qualifications, skills and experience, you will have the capacity to demonstrate your:

  • Experience in both implementing and maintaining project management systems (i.e. Microsoft Project Online or similar) and project scheduling
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level of organisational skills and the ability to balance competing priorities, work effectively in a busy and demanding environment, and achieve set deadlines.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the position description which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

You will also find our application guide below which includes the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria which is listed on the position description.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries can be directed to Hayley Gorsuch at H.Gorsuch@aims.gov.au.

Applications close 9:00am (AEST), Monday 10-August-2020.

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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