About AIMS

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.

At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About this Opportunity

AIMS is leading two projects with a shared objective of employing technology to support timely evidence-based management of coral reefs. The projects are specifically designed to support developing nations towards achieving efficiency in local management practices, while maintaining a global integration approach through the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.

As an experienced project manager, you will support the project leads to manage and coordinate the daily operational delivery of these projects. This includes managing project plans, schedules, finances, logistics, and resources, monitoring and evaluation of project progress through the use of various software tools including the production and presentation of status reports, coordination of monthly project meetings, seminars and workshops, support for project administrative processes, and the storing and maintenance of project records utilising AIMS’ Electronic Content Management system.

Your excellent communication and presentation skills will enable you to engage with and maintain collaborative relationships with national and international partners, collaborators, internal teams, and external stakeholders, and assist in the implementation of the research projects’ communication strategies. You will also work closely with AIMS’ in-house legal team to lead the development of external contracts and agreements with project partners and collaborators.

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

  • AIMS AOF Level 5 Salary ($107,820 to $118,200 per annum)
  • 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, 3-year opportunity
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland

About You

Underpinning your suitability for this position will be your tertiary qualification (or equivalent professional experience) in a relevant technical discipline (e.g., environmental, science or project management) with formal Project Management accreditation/qualification and demonstrated history of successfully delivering complex technical projects. You will also be able to demonstrate your:

  • Ability to lead and manage all aspects of project delivery, including strong stakeholder engagement skills with multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational project partners, strategic thinking skills to achieve project milestones and objectives in challenging circumstances, capacity for flexibility to meet changing priorities and competing deadlines, and problem-solving skills for meeting complex technical project requirements;
  • High-level communication skills for relationship building, negotiation, and presentation of research findings to a variety of audiences;
  • Experience using project management tools and frameworks to manage all aspects of the project lifecycle; and
  • Ability to travel for extended periods of time domestically and internationally, often to remote locations, and comply with local, state, national, and international governmental travel directives, and requirements.

Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description included in the Candidate Information Pack, 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.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide, which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description, as detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your application: Prior to clicking on the APPLY NOW button below, please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, CV, and cover letter) ready to attach to your on-line application form.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a Personal Outlook Analysis Questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries can be directed to Dr Manuel Gonzalez Rivero on m.gonzalezrivero@aims.gov.au.

Applications close: 11.59pm AEST, Sunday 05 December 2021.

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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