PMO Director

About ARTC

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) plays a critical role in the national transport supply chain and in the overall economic development of Australia. Managing and operating more than 8,500 km of track in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, makes ARTC one of Australia's largest rail network owners.

The Australian Government is delivering Inland Rail through the Inland Rail Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of ARTC in partnership with the private sector.

The Inland Rail Program is a 1600km rail infrastructure project stretching from Brisbane to Melbourne incorporating new and existing rail track. The program includes the upgrading of existing standard gauge track, the enhancement of existing standard gauge track to cater for double stacking and the construction of new standard gauge links comprising of viaducts, tunnels, rail track, crossings and bridges. More information relating to the project can be found here: Inland Rail

About the opportunity

As the PMO Director you will oversee Program Management Office activities across all of Inland Rail, collaborating across all  projects to ensure effective project management practices. Additionally, you will need to hold Executive and Teams to account for commitments made and provide strategic and tactical support as appropriate while working with collaboratively with key stakeholders, including contract partners, regulators, auditors, and shareholder ministers. The PMO Director will lead the project management capability (including the Project Management Framework), planning, services, reporting and governance of Inland Rail, ensuring alignment to Program strategy and priorities within agreed resourcing and financial constraints. This role closely works with the Head of PMO embedded in project teams.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and Implement PMO Framework: Lead the development and implementation of the PMO operating model framework, ensuring alignment with Inland Rail’s strategic objectives
  • Lead Program and Project Management Framework: Develop and establish the Inland Rail Program and Project Management Framework based on international standards to ensure best practices are followed.
  • Execute PMO Governance: Implement a robust governance, reporting, and review framework to provide a holistic view of all program and project activities.
  • Risk Management and Policy Development: Identify and mitigate project management issues and risks, and support policy development and strategic initiatives to enhance project outcomes.
  • Strategic and Tactical Support: Provide high-quality, responsive, and timely advice to executive leadership on the management of the project, spanning multiple contracts and reconciling competing priorities.
  • Project Management Plan and Resources: Oversee the Project Management Plan, determine resource needs, and manage PMO supply contracts for personnel and systems.

About you

This role is a great opportunity for an experienced  PMO professional with a track record of excellence in major projects and program management to set up Inland Rail’s PMO functionality. It is key for the incumbent to develop strong relationship with their leadership peers and to ensure consistency across the entire program. Working collaboratively will be key to the success in the role. The successful candidate will demonstrate high levels of both oral and written communication which will allow them to lead, direct and hold accountable the project delivery teams.

Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience leading PMOs in Major Projects/Programs of comparable scale/complexity to Inland Rail
  • Degree qualifications ideally in an engineering or construction are preferred but not essential
  • Proven experience in major project and program management, with a deep understanding of industry standards and best practices
  • Strong people leadership experience and a proven track record in developing and leading high performing teams
  • Strong knowledge of program management practices, processes and governance
  • Strong knowledge of the financial aspects of project and program management

What you’ll be joining

  • You will join one of the largest infrastructure programs in Australia.
  • This project will generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in local investment, boosting regional economies and communities right along the alignment.
  • Inland Rail is proud to have over 40% female representation and we would like to see these numbers grow.
  • Inland Rail is an Agile working environment in our State-of-the Art office embracing flexible working conditions.
  • Inland Rail adopted a collaborative approach to the delivery of the project, leading all parties involved to work toward the same goal. This fosters the displayed behaviours of Respect, Honesty, Integrity and Reliability.

Our Organisation and Culture

Inland Rail is an equal opportunity employer. Inland Rail will transform how we move goods around Australia – better connecting producers to markets and creating new opportunities for businesses, industries and regional community. The values that drive us and the work we deliver in the program incorporate Future Thinking, Active Engagement, No Harm and Results. We welcome like-minded individuals who value our culture.

At Inland Rail, we celebrate, support, and thrive on attracting people from all horizons and walks of life for the benefit of our employees, our program, and our community. ARTC is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to submit their details to us.

All employment is decided based on suitability to the role, cultural fit, merit, and business needs.

Apply Now

If this opportunity sounds like the challenge you have been looking for please apply online today.

As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment criminal history, reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing. ARTC is a drug and alcohol-free working environment.

Please note that applications are reviewed from point of advertising so don’t delay your application.

Date posted: May 24, 2024
Closing date: June 24, 2024

Carrington Street Sydney Permanent - Full-time
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