Project Planning and Governance Lead


Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Job Expectations

Build your career and Australia’s future.

Not many people can say they are working on building Australia’s future. With us you’ll be doing just that, leaving a legacy for all Australians. Plus, there’s equal employment, great training, and true flexible working arrangements.

A bit about your role

As the Planning & Governance Lead, you will actively manage the Program risks through close engagement with each of the core projects to capture and define all risks being accountable for the ongoing tracking and mitigation planning. Your position will see you performing end-to-end program planning, alignment and management across projects, while developing and maintaining project plans and schedules.

Establish and manage appropriate governance forums to align, monitor and control all projects within allocated Program, to where you will be accountable for project updates to SteerCo and ExCo, ensuring that all stakeholders are effectively engaged and clearly briefed on the status and relative priorities of all projects within the program.

Lastly, the Planning and Governance Lead will develop appropriate risk management frameworks to manage all program related risks, ensure mitigation plans are in place and manage the cross-Program communication of risks.

A bit about you

The right candidate will be someone who enjoys a fluid team, who likes to be proactive, with a eagerness to learn and grow. You will the opportunity to solve complex problems, conceptually and analytically describing different points of views from stakeholders, nbn staff, external suppliers and contractors perspectives.

We are looking for the type of candidate that naturally considers a creative approach to solutions, and can demonstrate polished inter-personal, influencing, and communications skills.

Life at nbn

Please note that this role is Permanent Opportunity and applications for this role will close at midnight on Thursday 1st of December.

At nbn our people have a clear and shared purpose - empowering Australians to redefine the way they live, work and play into the future. As one of the Australia’s largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australian history, you’ll be part of a team building a brighter future for the country.

In your personal career, you’ll benefit from technical training for professional development, leadership programs and access to the latest technology, as well as being led by a diverse executive team.

nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected and have equal opportunity to thrive and succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTI+ community and people living with disability. We're happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – we encourage you to advise us at the time of the application via

We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility and market leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.

Continue the conversation

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.

At nbn, health, safety and wellbeing will always be our highest priority and we are committed to protecting our employees, families, partner workforces, and the customers and communities we serve. nbn recognises that vaccinations against COVID-19 are critical and necessary for our future. As such certain workers are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid medical exemption is provided. For further information please refer to our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

At nbn our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn™ network. nbn also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.

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Full time
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