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Australian Hearing Hub


Australian Hearing Hub

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/12/2017

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Research & Development

Job description:



We have a newly created opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our friendly team to support research into hearing.


• A career with purpose and a positive impact on people's lives
• Macquarie University location (onsite parking will be provided, close to public transport)
• Attractive base salary plus 15.4% super


For over 50 years, the National Acoustic Laboratories (the research division of Australian Hearing) has conducted and published world-renowned research into hearing, hearing loss prevention, and hearing rehabilitation (


We have a newly created opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL).  This role will manage innovation projects stemming from research within NAL, ensuring they run on time and on budget.


Reporting to the Operations and Finance Manager this is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for someone seeking to enhance their Project Management career. The successful candidate will have a minimum 5 years of Project Management experience managing projects in the science/research space.


The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Delivery of research related projects, including the execution of activities such as project planning, scheduling, cost and benefit estimation, cost tracking and risk management
  • Ensuring that all projects are planned appropriately and follow prescribed processes
  • Providing visibility of the project status to senior executives and key stakeholders
  • Working with customers (internal and external) and technical resources to develop project schedule
  • Performing risk management planning, risk identification and mitigation planning
  • Measure and report on the agreed Business Case benefits on completion of the project


Essential Capabilities:

  • Tertiary qualification in a research, scientific or an engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in project delivery (>5 years)
  • Demonstrated, hands-on experience in research and/or science related project management
  • Demonstrated experience in project management methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing project plans, project financial management and business cases
  • Sound understanding of project management principles
  • Experience in a highly business-engaged environment and matrix organisation
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, the Health sector


To be successful in this role you must also have the following:

  • • A strong work ethic, positive attitude and excellent communication skills
  • • Effective and productive engagement with technical and non-technical internal/external stakeholders
  • • Courteous in all interactions
  • • Experience working in dynamic teams


Australian Hearing is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating under Department of Human Services. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.


**This position is being re-advertised - previous applicants need not apply**

Why work for Australian Hearing?


At Australian Hearing, our essence and purpose is to be caring and to have a positive impact on people’s lives. Everything we do reflects these values – out in the community and with our hearing centres across the country.


We are proud to be a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace, a member of the Diversity Council of Australia and also support Reconciliation Australia. Our staff rank us in the top quarter of employers in Australia (as per the independent employee engagement survey conducted by Aon Hewitt in 2016). A career with us is rewarding because you are helping others. In return for your hard work we offer a competitive salary and a range of great benefits.


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