University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Project Manager - Technology Master Plan Implementation



  • Information Technology Services - IT Governance

  • Bring your strategy implementation expertise to play a leadership role in implementing UQ's Technology Master Plan.

  • Exciting opportunity to manage the project embedding a virtual strategy for a university ranked in the world's top 50.

  • Achieve a work-life balance with 36.25 hours/week, generous 17% superannuation allowance, discounts across health and fitness, hybrid work

  • more.
  • Based at our St Lucia campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 17% superannuation contributions.

  • 17.5% annual leave loading.

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight.

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family.

  • On campus childcare options.

  • Cheap parking (from just $5 a day).

  • Salary packaging options.

  • About This Opportunity

    The Project Manager will be responsible for working with key stakeholders to manage the implementation and embedding of UQ's 2024-2027 Technology Master Plan (TMP). The TMP is an enterprise-wide technology plan which ensures UQ's investment in future technology is considered and coordinated holistically, and aligns with, and enables the UQ Strategic Plan.

    The successful candidate will use well developed analytical and project management expertise to ensure that new processes are documented, defined, and adopted to result in expected benefits being realised from the new strategic direction. The outcomes of these changes will also support the IT Portfolio Management Office to ensure that project approval processes are streamlined and align with the new Technology Master Plan.

    Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Project Management - Technology Master Plan Implementation

  • Manage all aspects of the project delivery, including:

  • Clearly defining the project scope and deliverables.

  • Coordinating project delivery to meet quality, time and cost objectives.

  • Manage project reporting to the satisfaction of the governance bodies.

  • Manage stakeholder expectations and use a collaborative approach to stakeholder consultation to define and implement new business processes.

  • Support the Associate Director, IT Planning & Architecture to implement the TMP and ensure the integration of processes in the overarching IT investment planning processes.

  • Develop project documentation and reporting including but not limited to project management plans, WBS and schedules, benefits, quality, and risk documentation.

  • In collaboration with stakeholders, identify business processes that interact with the UQ Technology Master Plan and document these using appropriate business analysis methods, tools, and techniques.

  • Through a collaborative approach modify and implement redesigned business processes.

  • Track the project's delivery schedule.

  • Work collaboratively with the change manager to coordinate communications for the project and contribute to change management requirements and processes for the project.

  • Organise and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for the project.

  • IT Portfolio Management Office

  • Analyse current state and contribute to establishing repeatable and scalable processes that support the project lifecycle, aligning with the virtual portfolio requirements, and UQ Strategic Goals.

  • Support the IT Portfolio Management Office by contributing to the function's services, while continually identifying enhancements for maturity uplift and quality assurance.

  • Provide consultative support to project managers from concept to delivery, operational handover and post implementation analysis through advice, workshops, and preparation of project documentation.

  • Adopt and promote sound cyber security practices in compliance with UQ's Cyber Security Policy and according to cyber security procedures and standards developed by the University or Division.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as directed by the Senior Manager, IT Portfolio Management Office

  • This is a full-time, fixed term position through to December 202.

    At HEW level 8 , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $105,338.31 to $118,280.70, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $123,245.82 to $138,388.42 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases.

    About You

    The successful candidate will be a motivated and experienced Project Manager, ideally with a background in business process redesign or embedding strategy in large, complex organisation. Further criteria include:


  • Postgraduate qualifications in IT, project management or related field, or significant progress towards such qualifications, and extensive relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and experience.

  • Significant experience in coordinating process redesign or change management projects preferably with experience implementing strategies.

  • Significant experience in defining, managing, and leading complex projects in a waterfall project management environment, including, but not limited to:

  • leading project status and working meetings.

  • coordinating stakeholder input.

  • providing appropriate project reporting.

  • managing risks and issues.

  • correcting deviations from plans.

  • performing delivery planning for assigned projects.

  • Significant experience in stakeholder management including holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work, and leveraging organisational resources to improve capacity for project work.

  • Experience managing stakeholder expectations for project deliverables, managing communications, while ensuring effective project governance.

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to collaborate extensively with stakeholders and internal teams.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to present concepts credibly, thoughtfully and persuasively and an ability to consider and reconcile diverse ideas and views through negotiation.

  • Demonstrated ability and motivation to engage others and generate enthusiasm around new ideas and new ways of working.

  • Ability to take responsibility, work well under pressure and to manage conflicting demands.

  • Experience in the effective use of a wide range of computer applications in a network environment (particularly Microsoft Office, O365, MS Project, Adobe products, collaboration tools including Teams, Zoom and Confluence) or the demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.

  • Desirable

  • Experience working in a higher education environment.

  • Experience in successfully managing the delivery of business process change within a large IT organisation, demonstrating a solid understanding of people and process issues in implementing new business processes to support strategic intent.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Carissa Reck at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section.

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday, 3 December 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-31850). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 11 December 2023.

    Job details


    Project Manager - Technology Master Plan Implementation


    University of Queensland




    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 03, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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