Local recruitment: Executive Program Manager (Rural Water Futures)

Queensland Government

Brisbane QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
RWF Program Management; Water Act Initiatives; Water Resource Management; Brisbane City

You will be an accomplished leader that can demonstrate:
• Influential lead for the strategic direction of water in Queensland
• Building strong relationships
• Innovative solutions to complex problems

Job details

Position statusContract
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupExecutive
Workplace LocationBrisbane Inner City
Job ad referenceQLD/471781/23
Closing date01-Mar-2023
Yearly salary$156467 – $163222
Fortnightly salary$5997.40 – $6256.30
Total remuneration$204016 up to $211723
Job duration30 June 2024
Contact personLeanne Barbeler
Contact detailsPh: 0459 878 616
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The Executive Program Manager is responsible for leading the delivery of Rural Water Futures Program within the Water Act Initiatives business group of the Department. This role provides a rare opportunity to effect transformational change that will underpin how rural water resources are accessed, used and managed by Government, water users and the community into the future.

This role will include identifying and providing authoritative advice on program management issues and project delivery options; providing high-level Program submissions and reports for Government and Executive Management consideration; and managing all aspects of Program delivery including program planning and delivery, program reporting, risk management and governance.

• Lead the delivery of the Rural Water Futures Program (RWF), through applying program management methodologies, discipline and expertise to realise program outcomes and benefits

• Lead and direct large, multi-disciplinary project teams (of approx. 40 or more staff) (including ICT) ensuring the successful integration of activities is achieved and completed within timeframes, budget and quality standards.

• Directly manage contracts with vendors and the Statement of works to be delivered by vendors, including performance against contracts.

• Provide strategic advice on program management governance, strategies and methodologies including successful program/project design, creation, change management, costing and implementation to ensure program outcomes and project deliverables.

• Develop and maintain strong business relationships by communicating, consulting, influencing and negotiating with the internal and external water business, and other key stakeholders to ensure the achievement of strategic outcomes.

• Support the Program Executive in managing critical reporting and relationships with program funding partners.

• Be an active and visible leader to all customers and stakeholders, ensuring relevant stakeholders have full visibility and transparency over Program and/or project activities.

• Lead the strategic management of all audit, risk and issue management activities of the Program and/or projects, including anticipation and mitigation of potential strategic risks arising

• Represent the RWF vision and the department’s vision, values and strategic agenda with clients, stakeholders, and external organisations and other State and Commonwealth agencies.

• Develop a culture of delivery and high performance amongst Program staff, which recognises the unique contribution of the individual, encourages personal and team development, and encourages an appropriate work/life balance.

• Mentor, coach and provide advice and guidance to Program staff while contributing to their professional development, including monitoring performance and development

• Ensure the team is sufficiently equipped with the necessary skills, capabilities and experience to perform to a high level in order to respond to service delivery requirements and deliverables.

• Other duties as directed and required.

The role will require some travel. Probity checks will be required as part of the recruitment process.

To apply:

Provide your current resume detailing your relevant experience including two referees who have personally observed you displaying the competencies required for this role.

In addition, include a brief cover letter (1-2 pages) telling us why you are interested in this role and how your skills and experience complements this role.

Applications will remain current for a period of 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/471781/23

Closing Date: Wednesday 1 March 2023

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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