Manager Project and Planning, Melbourne Zoo

Job Title: Manager Project and Planning, Melbourne Zoo
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-08-20
Reference: JO-1906-96050-4
Contact Name: Olivia O’Shea
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2019 11:38

Job Description

  • Lead the coordination of projects across Melbourne Zoo
  • Oversee diverse projects from capital works to new visitor experience programs
  • $105k + superannuation
Zoos Victoria is a world leading zoo-based conservation organisation, fighting extinction to secure a future rich in wildlife through conservation of wildlife and community. With three world class zoos (Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo) Zoos Victoria connects people with wildlife through inspirational experiences. Through these experiences Zoos Victoria looks to inspire and facilitate the community, both locally and outside of Victoria to take conservation actions that make a measurable positive difference to wildlife.
The Melbourne Zoo, the oldest Zoo in Australia, is located in the beautiful leafy Parkville area and welcomes approximately 1.3 million visitors per year.
The Manager Project and Planning will ensure Melbourne Zoo delivers all projects on time and to budget and to the required scope across all areas of the zoo. The role will include supporting the project planning, delivery and evaluation with projects ranging from minor works projects to major capital works and other projects including those related to animal welfare and visitor experience.
The role will develop dashboard reporting in line with the Zoos Victoria Project Management Framework and operational needs and ensure that staff are trained and developed to work within a project management framework that ensures outcomes are achieved.
In addition to the project specific focus, the role will also support the Senior Management team in developing, implementing and reporting of annual operational plans and 5 year master plans. The role will be responsible for both the strategic and operational planning and reporting stages.
To be successful in this role you will have strong experience working in a project management office context and have an established record of stakeholder engagement and bringing projects into a consistent approach. You will have strong systems thinking ability and be able to oversee the management of both capital projects and new and existing program development at the zoo. Capability in utilising technology to create automated and accessible reporting will be highly regarded.
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