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Project Manager -Business Improvement Capital Projects

About the role

This position is responsible for the delivery of a business improvement project to completely re-engineer the process for the delivery of capital projects at the City of Parramatta Council. The role will establish and manage this Council-wide project and will be responsible for the preparation of project reports and communications.

On a daily basis you will: 

  • Undertake business and systems process analysis, process design and process modelling
  • Analyse and review business processes, procedures and work instructions to identify process gaps and to enable development of improvement strategies.
  • Implement a stakeholder engagement strategy including briefing and consulting internal stakeholders to inform, design, implement and use framework
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand end-to-end processes to support effective solutions and determine and resolve issues.
  • Develop and manage the transition planning and organisational change process to support delivery of the business improvement project.
  • Identify, document and analyse emerging project risks and threats and recommend mitigation, strategies.


About the person

The successful candidate should have the following previous skills and experience: 

  • At least 10 years’ previous experience working in a complex business, at a managerial, strategic, or highly technical level. This should include at least 5 years’ experience of working in a continuous improvement role within a large and complex environment, with clear delivery success
  • Tertiary Degree in a related field e.g. Project Management, Business Improvement.
  • Must be highly proficient in industry standard process/business improvement methodologies such as the Australian Business Excellence Framework (ABEF), Lean, Six Sigma, TQM, design thinking etc.
  • Must be familiar with Services Reviews and assessments across large organisations preferably within Government services experience.
  • Experience facilitating organisational change in a similar setting
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio and Sharepoint
  • Have a strong working knowledge of key project processes, including status reporting, planning, risk and issue management, quality gates and change management
  • Organisational change management
  • Highly skilled in effectively managing large scale, complex continuous improvement projects
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills


What’s on offer This role is a temporary full-time position. We are offering an attractive salary from $132,000 p.a. plus Superannuation. City of Parramatta also offer excellent employee benefits which can be accessed by the successful candidate.

Want to know more? Further information regarding the requirements of this role can be found in the attached Position Description, alternatively for a confidential discussion please contact John Warburton at jwarburton@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au  

How to apply

Candidates MUST apply online at https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/about-parramatta/careers and answer the position selection criteria. Applications close 11:30pm, Thursday 3 December 2020 and will not be accepted through any other medium.

This position requires the preferred candidate to undergo a Criminal History Records check. A criminal history does not necessarily disqualify a prospective candidate from selection.  


The City of Parramatta supports a Drug and Alcohol free working environment and employees may be subject to random testing as a result.  

City of Parramatta Council embraces diversity and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Multicultural backgrounds and people with disability. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.


Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights in Australia to apply for this position.


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