Data Manager - Defence - Canberra Sydney Brisbane

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Location: Canberra Sydney Brisbane, Australia

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Position summary

Downer Professional Services provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.

Downer Professional Services, combining the footprint and capability of Downer and Spotless, is one of the only integrated services companies that has a whole of Defence Capability Life Cycle offering and mindset. Our Sovereign Industry Capability delivers to the needs of Defence, National Security organisations, the major Primes and other government agencies.

As an ADM Top 10 Defence Contractor, we are a proven and trusted long-term partner, committed to diversity and inclusiveness and to growing Australia’s Defence industry with the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises.

Position summary:

Downer Professional Services is currently seeking Data Manager(s) for roles within the CASG environment

The Project Data Manager is responsible for performing complex project work under board direction and work with reasonable autonomy to achieve business outcomes. Working with stakeholders they are actively involved in the resolution of issues and relationship development.

Key Responsibilities

Single point accountability for the systems interface of the PMO and the Navy
Manage various data platforms (Sharepoint and Objective)
Use business systems to extrapolate and prepare data for reports, submissions and meetings
Support the leadership team in the development of data strategies
Identify and develop improvement opportunities for data management
Perform independent research work and analysis including the preparation of draft reports on relevant program activities and/or project milestones
Manage and deliver projects. Develop and manage project plans, including evaluation reporting. Manage financial reporting and analysis activities
Develop, implement and monitor budget controls and strategies
Manage program/project through to implementation
under direction of the team leader
Anticipate and respond to stakeholder needs and expectations
Coach or lead a team, establishing and monitoring work priorities and workflow
Interpret policies and apply procedures within the project

Key Selection Criteria

Monitor project performance against agreed plans. Develop strategies to achieve project outcomes.
Ability to actively maintain stakeholder relationships, communicating with influence
Takes responsibility for managing project activities including support to strategic planning, governance functions and human resource management.
Demonstrated ability to build professional expertise and share learning to support team members.
Experience in supervising and motivating a high performing team

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering
Technical writing skills with the ability to adapt communications to suit the target audience
Several years’ experience in a Data Management environment
Defence Force experience highly regarded
Sound communication skills with the demonstrated ability to work with internal and external stakeholders

About you:

Significant experience in data management roles, including quality assurance, risk management, and document control.
Experience working in a high performing project team.
Experience and understanding of the Defence Capability Life Cycle.
Experience in building trusted & valued relationships with project team members, customers & partners.

What we offer:

A diverse and challenging work environment.
A growing business where opportunities are great.
A great team where you are empowered to lead.
Paid Defence Reservist leave.
Referral bonuses.
Access to monthly Professional Development Sessions (including specialist forums).


Candidates must be Australian citizens with a minimum NV1 security clearance. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

Work Day: Full Time
Employment type: Permanent Job
Salary: Negotiable

Minimal experience: No experience

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