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AECOM Principal Project Manager - Defence in Canberra, Australia

Job Summary

This opportunity is open to full time or part time employment

Due to recent project wins, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Project Manager to join our Canberra team providing project management and consulting services.

Primarily, we are looking for a future team member who is well respected in the Defence sector and who has a reputation as a trusted Project Manager or Project Director that has lead projects in Defence and understands PM delivery methodology.

This role would manage the bid preparation and commercial negotiations with the Department of Defence on future opportunities and be nominated as the Project Director or Project Manager in the delivery of these opportunities.

This is an opportunity to further develop your skills managing teams of project professionals, engineers, and environmental scientists, establishing delivery strategies to achieve our clients’ goals. Your experience across the elements of engineering design, the infrastructure lifecycle, Government delivery and consulting will help to facilitate further growth of our services across the region.

This position will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your career and establish yourself as a highly proficient Project Manager. AECOM in Canberra is a significant contributor to the local economy, and broader Australian economy. Located in the National Capital but with locations all over Australia, AECOM Canberra focuses on Federal and State Government clients. Our people also support our nationally and globally significant projects, which have proven to provide unique career defining moments.

AECOM provides a great place to work where we place a high priority on a fun and engaging work environment offering career development and mentoring as well as social and wellbeing opportunities. We also pride ourselves on our flexible working arrangements. You will be working with driven professionals who are passionate, smart, creative, curious and quirky but proud to be part of a company that is dedicated to delivering a better world.

Minimum Requirements

As a Principal Project Manager , you will be engaged and excited by project delivery and the successful integration multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Project management experience, preferably working with clients in Defence, Government, major construction or infrastructure projects.

  • Experience in Defence Sector Project Management - Mandatory

  • Proven ability to deliver projects on time, to schedule and client parameters including a demonstrated understanding of project management frameworks

  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative, ethical behaviour in a client-facing environment

  • Strong commitment to safety and understanding of WHS best practice and obligations.

  • Demonstrated experience working as part of a multidisciplinary project team on complex multimillion-dollar projects with responsibility for outcomes.

  • Experience in developing proposals, managing contracts and sub-contractor agreements in consulting and contractor environments

  • The ability to develop and maintain project programs, change schedules, scoping documents, risk assessments, management plans, budgets and issues registers

  • Confident communicator in client-facing environments and an ability to engage successfully across broad and complex stakeholder groups

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills aligned to Australian Government Standards.

Preferred Qualifications

Your background and experience will enable you to be confident working directly with clients and winning work, whilst also being able to roll up your sleeves to deliver. Your proven ability to lead and engage a diverse and geographically dispersed team will see you succeeding in this role.

Relevant tertiary qualifications a must. Existing strong and respected relationships with our key clients will be highly regarded.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271094BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.