About this Exciting Opportunity

As very large multi-institutional Research & Development Program that has been designed to deliver specific operational outcomes, the Reef Restoration & Adaptation Program (RRAP) is the largest most comprehensive program of its type in the world. This critical leadership role will work alongside the RRAP Program Director, to assist with the development, recommendation and implementation of strategic direction of this program. This broad role requires building strategic relationships, working collaboratively with and supporting the Program Director to lead the RRAP Managing Entity function, that has several primary functions:

  • Program Management – establishing and managing projects (contracts), managing variations, milestone/deliverable assessments and payments, risk and HSE management, dependency and critical path management, communications, traditional owner engagement, field work co-ordination.
  • Program Development – establishing processes to review R&D programs to identify gaps to achieving targeted operational interventions and facilitate modifying programs to respond to R&D outcomes.
  • Partnerships – fostering process to help establish partnerships

You will support fostering a culture that supports a highly functioning large interdisciplinary team to deliver, and interface with high profile organisations across the world forming collaborative project teams working to deliver to the program’s objectives.You’ll provide leadership in designing and establishing the systems (technology, infrastructure, people, industries) and development processes required to deliver. Raising the profile of RRAPs program activities, you will develop content for RRAP Steering Committee and Board Meetings. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members' on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 7 salary ($145,517 to $162,645 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • On-site Gym and Optional Fitness passport
  • 9-day fortnight & Generous leave provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working)
  • Full-time, 3-year Fixed Term opportunity
  • Located in Townsville (Qld). Relocation Assistance available

Please note: 

  1. 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.
  2. It is a requirement of this role that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination will be required as a pre commencement requirement.

About you

Drawing on your tertiary quals in Engineering or Science (of relevance to the marine field), and your experience leading complex programs and projects, you will have amassed the capabilities required to support the delivery of the RRAP program.

Highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills will support your experience applying engineering systems thinking at both an initiative and project scale to achieve missions and outcomes in a complex environment. Your project management experience will ensure that you can plan with contingency and uncertainty to deliver the plan. With proven influencing, stakeholder engagement and interpersonal skills you will build strong partnerships and be experienced leading multidisciplinary project teams. Experience working in the marine environment, project systems experience and a relevant MSc or PhD would be highly desirable.

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, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the 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, which are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application:

Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

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

Position enquiries are to be directed to Ian McLeod at I.McLeod@aims.gov.au

Applications close: SUNDAY, 17 JULY 2022 (midnight, AEST).

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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