Project Officer, Industry Upskilling - Defence Trailblazer

Job no: 512639
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Project Management and Project Support, HEO7, Trailblazer

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(HEO7) $95,017 - $106,207 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Full Time, Fixed term position to July 2025.

This is a fantastic opportunity be part of the Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability - a collaborative partnership between the University of Adelaide and UNSW.

Reporting to the Academic Lead – Industry Curriculum, the Project Officer – Industry Upskilling will bring their extensive internal and external stakeholder relationship management skills to this unique role to efficiently manage concurrent projects and implement effective processes to ensure success.

The incumbent will enjoy working in an agile environment, supported by the Academic Lead - Industry Curriculum, and the PACE Associate Director, Education Solutions to establish, plan, manage and execute the development of educational products aligned to defence industry priorities.

The Project Officer will also be required to ensure new products are expertly designed, learner-centred and aligned to relevant University policy and procedures related to product design, development and delivery.

To be successful you will need:

  • Extensive experience in application of project management principles, techniques and common project management methodologies.
  • Demonstrated high level communication, negotiation, stakeholder engagement skills and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated track record in working collaboratively with and managing a diverse range of stakeholders including experience working in industry and/or with industry partners.
  • Strong commercial acumen with demonstrated ability to lead by influence, to drive positive outcomes and ensure contractual obligations are met.
  • Demonstrated ability to mitigate risks and issues that impact project timelines and budgets.

Experience working across complex organisations and/or within the Australian Department of Defence or an Australian defence industry organisation is desired but not essential.


  • A degree (preferably in an area relevant to project management) and extensive relevant experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, Wednesday, 4 October 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Lori Hocking
Executive Director – Educational Transformation
Division of Academic and Student Engagement
P: +61 (8) 8313 1391

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.


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