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Portfolio Planning, Prioritisation and Governance Lead


Location: 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 fantastic opportunity at nbn, Australia’s largest infrastructure project, as the Portfolio Planning, Prioritisation and Governance Lead, reporting to the Senior Manager- Portfolio Planning, Prioritisation and Governance.

This team will provide leadership, support, and governance for new and existing programs of work within the Operations business unit.

A bit about your role

This role will facilitate and coordinate the prioritisation of new initiatives and track the delivery of the outcomes considering both resource and Tech Capex utilization. This will see you collaborating with teams across the Operations business unit and other business units at nbn.

This will be an opportunity for you to lead and facilitate governance forums to ensure strong interlock with business pillars. Moreover, you will provide insights to key stakeholders on resourcing capacity, risk exposure, and interdependencies, and support teams with decision-making.

This role will be critical to support the development and governance of project management framework, processes, and templates to ensure consistency and quality across the teams.

A bit about you

The successful candidate will bring experience in portfolio/ program management. This can include a background in PMO, governance, change management, and/or operational implementation with strong knowledge of the project delivery framework. Experience in change management, risk management, and project scheduling would be essential.

You are proactive, and highly organised with strong communication skills and influencing skills. You are collaborative and can build strong relationships with several stakeholder groups.

Advanced expertise in Excel and PowerPoint are essential. Confluence and Jira would be valuable.

Life at nbn

Please note that this role will be a permanent position and applications for this role will close at midnight Sunday, 4th 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 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