Program Scheduler

Job Title: Program Scheduler
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane CBD, Queensland
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-1808-90824_1535602753
Contact Name: Nicholas Leong
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 30, 2018 14:19

Job Description

Your opportunity
The client is currently implementing a major business transformation agenda and, under the direction of the Program Manager, a Program Management Office (PMO) has been established to successfully execute the transformation program. PMO responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for the delivery of the approved transformation program
  • Manage the requisite program planning, scheduling, resourcing, monitoring/reporting and delivery elements of the program
  • Define and monitor specific projects that comprise the program
  • Establish appropriate governance mechanisms to effectively manage program risks and issues to ensure timely and fully-informed decision-making
  • Ensure appropriate communication and change strategies are in place to ensure that the business, its staff and external stakeholders are informed and aware of any program/project deliverable requirements
  • Ensure that the articulated benefits of implementing the new system are actually realised.

In this role you will lead the schedule management function for the transformation program to implement a new service delivery model and system to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency.

Reporting/work relationships
This position reports to the Program Manager, and will work closely with project managers and the new system service provider.

Your responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining an integrated program master schedule which incorporates all projects and initiatives being delivered by the program
  • Sequencing the program activities and estimating the activity durations and costs in consultation with stakeholders
  • Proactively identifying risks and issues that will have impact on the delivery of the program, and liaising with relevant program and project stakeholders to inform decision making
  • Regular engagement with vendor teams and other key program stakeholders to manage and track cross-project interdependencies and resource capacity
  • Reconciling the program master schedule with project time, and resource constraints
  • Reporting on the progress of the master program schedule

Your core capabilities

  • Microsoft Project and SharePoint skills
  • Demonstrated skills in project scheduling including the ability to maintain and monitor complex, multi stream schedules, including multiple vendor schedules
  • Ability to manage work packages and activities
  • Ability to gather information to understand, identify, evaluate and recommend options, and provide accurate and clear advice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to develop and maintain project communication channels and facilitate collaboration and open communication amongst project teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills to build and maintain positive relationships with team members and a wide range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Well developed organisational and planning skills and the ability to prioritise work to meet project deadlines and agreed commitments within a time critical development environment.

Your professional expertise
The following qualifications/certifications/skills are highly desirable for this role:

  • Prince2® Project Management training or equivalent experience in a project environment.
  • Experience in ITIL frameworks.
  • Experience working in large corporate or government environments and/or on ICT projects.

To apply, click the link and upload your current resume in Microsoft Word format only (.doc or .docx). If you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Nicholas Leong on 07 3023 1069, quoting ref no. JO-1808-90824. Want to know more about Davidson? Visit us at