Project Support Officer at Downer EDI Services Pty Ltd

  • Administrative Jobs, Project Manager Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Canberra, Australia
  • Shift Full-Time

Job Description

Project Support Officer at Downer EDI Services Pty Ltd

  • Work on leading edge projects for Defence and non-Defence engagements

  • Work with purpose delivering critical Defence projects and programs for Australia

  • Investment in you – L&D, experienced mentors, and accessible leadership


A real endeavour, achieved with you


As Australia’s multi-disciplinary advisory and business partner of choice for clients in Defence, Government and infrastructure, we deliver complex things that matter. It’s not always an easy task, but anything worthwhile seldom is. Great things are rarely accomplished alone. We’re building something remarkable. Now we just need you. 


A real endeavour, shaped by you


As our Project Support Officer, you’ll be the driving force behind multidisciplinary teams providing administrative support and enabling our teams to do their best, delivering exceptional results to the Commonwealth and Defence industry.


To succeed in this endeavour, you will: 

  • Support the Project Manager across administration duties, ensuring the projects adheres to relevant policies and procedures

  • Coordinate minor financial tasks and support the development of reporting and analysis

  • Assist with interpretation of policies and investigations

  • Collaborate with stakeholders and offer support for contract management, development of project assets, and secretariat support

  • Monitor the project mailbox to triage, escalate, and action tasks


A real endeavor, driven by you


Our work is highly complex and confidential, so there are some things you must have to fulfil this role 

  • You must hold a current NV1 security clearance or higher.

  • If you do not currently hold any clearance level, but are willing to attain one, DPS will support you in this process.


We’re also looking for: 

  • Relevant qualifications or professional development within the Project Management discipline.

  • Previous experience in a similar role, ideally within the defence or professional services industries.

  • A natural ability to build trusted relationships with team members, customers, and partners.

  • Previous experience supporting projects in a Government or Defence organisation. You’ll love process, coordination, and being in an environment that encourages collaboration and teamwork.

  • A strong track record in liaising with resources to ensure services are delivered for current and future demand.

  • Strong communication skills, and you’ll also be an analytical thinker who loves solving complex problems.


More than anything, you’ll bring a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and a drive to manage critical projects and programs that build sovereign capability and deliver complex things that matter.


Why Downer Professional Services?


At DPS, you’ll find the opportunity to build something remarkable. Here are some of the reasons why our people love working here:


Work with purpose. You’ll deliver or enable critical Defence projects and programs in Australia, for Australia. Your expertise will help build sovereign capability.


Great projects, influence and impact. You might join us for the projects, but we think you’ll stay for the impact you can have.  With high project ownership, agile problem solving and accessible leaders, you can go further at DPS.


Your opportunity to build something remarkable. We’re proud of all we’ve achieved. But there’s much more to do. Together, we’re building a better, stronger, more agile DPS. From process and systems to culture and communications, we’re working hard to enable our teams to do their best work, whoever and wherever they are.


We encourage you to join us on our greatest endeavour. We’ll support and recognise your contribution, and you’ll also enjoy a range of benefits including: 

  • Veteran support initiatives and policies, including up to 20 days of Reservist Leave for veterans to remain connected as they transition out of active service

  • An Employee Assistance Program providing access to professionals to support you (and your family) to achieve your personal or professional goals through wellbeing coaching, counselling, financial advice, legal advice and more.

  • Affordable healthcare covers, discounted car purchase and rental (with selected brands), and other retail discounts.


Ready to join us on our biggest endeavour?


Take your career to the next level. Apply for this position by: 

  • Clicking ‘Apply’ to complete a short form and attach your CV.

To find out more about this role, please contact

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