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Project Coordinator

Date: 30-May-2019

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity

  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on Data Innovation Outcomes!
  • Join CSIRO’s Data61, the Digital Innovation Arm of Australia’s Largest Science Agency, the CSIRO


The Project Coordinator will be an essential member of the Engineering & Design team, providing excellent organisational skills, handling external stakeholders, working closely with finance & legal, and helping to foster a positive team environment. Strong communication skills will also be highly regarded, as you will often be the link between Data61 teams working on a project and the client. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Group Leader, members of the Engineering and Design team, Business Teams and Project and Operations groups within Data61 to achieve effective delivery of Data61’s overall objectives of research excellence and wealth creation. This position offers flexible working hours, working on exciting new technologies, and the ability to grow to your full potential.

Your duties will include

  • Managing collaborative relationships with leaders and project teams, internal stakeholders (e.g. finance, legal and senior management), clients and alliance partners.
  • Helping to maintain and foster a positive team environment through confident and friendly interactions, a high degree of empathy and ability to listen insightfully to others.
  • Organising internal and external meetings and travel including scheduling, the preparation of agendas and following up on action points.
  • Collaborating with the finance department to coordinate the budget of allocated projects including purchase orders, invoicing and financial tracking and reporting.
  • Providing insightful advice and support to the Program by guiding low to high value allocated projects through the project lifecycle using project management processes and methodologies.
  • Driving the organisation of team events, expos and activities in coordination with other Data61 teams and external parties.
  • Identifying and verifying resource availability for projects by preparing and analysing resource allocation and effort reports.


Location: Eveleigh, NSW

Salary: AU$83k - AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified Term of 4 years

Reference: 61792


To be successful you will need

  • Demonstrated/proven knowledge and experience in working on and supporting project management to deliver business outcomes.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills along with a confident and friendly disposition with the ability to manage upwards.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide insight, empathy and influence working across a wide array of government and/or industry stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage project risks and resolve problems where there is ambiguity; applying innovative solutions and informing others.
  • Excellent organisational skills and capacity to successfully manage competing priorities and to deliver project deliverables within agreed timeframes.
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal direction with the capacity to take on additional responsibility and step up as the project progresses.


For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description



CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements


We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

About CSIRO's Data61

CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s digital powerhouse, formed by the recent integration of NICTA and CSIRO’s Digital Productivity business unit. We bring a multidisciplinary approach with design thinking, creativity, and behavioural economics to solve complex business problems, digital transformation and early stage commercialisation of data-centric solutions.

Data61 is a CSIRO entity, Australia’s preeminent scientific organisation. Being part of CSIRO gives us access to deep domain expertise across all of the industry sectors most likely to be disrupted over next 5-20 years.

Data61 focuses on every aspect of data research and development, from data capture [via sensor technology and robotics] to data consumption; communications and networking; infrastructure; hardware and software; cybersecurity; data statistics, modeling and analytics; decision sciences; behavioural economics and cognitive sciences—across every major industry sector.

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Applications Close

23:00 AEST 29th June 2019

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