First listed on: 15 February 2024

Senior IT Project Manager 

About us

Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) is an integrated transport infrastructure and precincts planning project that will deliver a 90km rail line linking every major train service from the Frankston Line to the Werribee Line via Melbourne Airport, as well as investment in the suburbs, better connecting Victorians to jobs, retail, education, health services and each other. Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) is the statutory body established to plan all elements of the project, procure builders, develop structure planning for SRL Precincts and oversee construction and the other changes that will help transform Melbourne and Victoria.

SRL is more than a rail project. It's a once-in-a-generation opportunity to plan for and prepare our city and state to meet the needs of future Victorians, and we can't do it alone. We are on the lookout for people with drive, expertise, fresh ideas and new perspectives to deliver Victoria's biggest ever infrastructure project. You will be part of history in the making, and while we're at it, we will be shaping your future too.

About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Senior IT Project Manager to manage projects from inception to implementation and smoothly transition them into the support phase. The projects will be broad and varied, and will include projects that involve software selection, software implementation, cloud migration and managing the technical aspects of moving into new premises. You will work as part of a dynamic team, as well as lead a small team of Business Analysts, Technical Lead and key project stakeholders.

Reporting to the IT Program Manager, you will play a pivotal role in:

  • Taking ownership of specific projects, with primary responsibility for achieving expected outcomes according to agreed deliverables, scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
  • Providing overall guidance for the project team comprising architecture and engineering subject matter experts and business and third-party representatives
  • Planning, scheduling and executing projects, ensuring project plans, schedules and reporting are aligned with project management office framework and governance
  • Engaging with multiple stakeholders across the internal business groups to deliver strategic projects and business solutions to proactively improve the maturity, capability and resilience of the IT Program function
  • Ensuring plans, schedules and tasks are continually reviewed and improved throughout the project lifecycle to production transition
  • Identifying issues, risks and benefits of existing and proposed solutions maintaining effective stakeholder communications and engagement
  • Developing and overseeing change and communications artifacts and plan for seamless delivery and execution of project on impacted users

This is a permanent, full-time role. You will work in a hybrid work model with access to a range of flexible working arrangements.

For more information, please refer to the position description.

About you

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to enthusiastically lead, coach, guide and motivate the project team
  • Extensive experience working in agile and advance projects delivery methodologies with a thorough understanding of information and communications technology and its application to business
  • Experience developing formal documentation associated with project management including business cases
  • Experience managing similar transition and transformation projects 
  • Industry project management methodology experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding customer relationship and influencing skills
  • Exceptional project management and continuous improvement skills

Why join us

  • Generous leave entitlements
  • An emphasis on work-life balance
  • High-performing team environment
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Committed to safety and wellbeing
  • Training and development opportunities

At SRLA, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment where every employee is valued and respected. We actively encourage and seek applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and welcome candidates from all gender identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to join our organisation. Our people strategy and gender equality action plan are designed to enhance diversity in our workplace through targeted attraction strategies. Please reach out to for a confidential discussion.

How to apply

Please click Apply Now to submit your application online. Please include a resume and a one-page cover letter. We want to know why you want to work for the Suburban Rail Loop Authority, why you are interested in the role, and taking into account the key selection criteria as a whole, how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.

For individuals with disability requiring adjustments during the recruitment process, we are here to provide support. Please contact and we will ensure your needs are met during the application and recruitment process.

Please note that appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment screening check.

Applications close Australian Eastern Daylight Time 11:59pm Wednesday 28 February 2024



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