Project Support Officer

at University of Melbourne

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University's budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital. It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University's business.

About the role

The Project Support Officer is responsible for providing project administration and support to Program Directors and Project Managers towards the delivery of projects within the Project Services portfolio. Project support activities range from providing support services on a range of projects such as documentation, reporting, administering purchase orders, supporting development of contractual agreements and assisting with the update of information in the Enterprise Project Management System (EPMS).

About you

  • The appointee will have: Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience in a construction project delivery environment

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organise self and others to ensure timely completion of tasks and management of competing priorities in a busy environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and also independently with limited supervision, and communicate effectively

  • Proven ability to prepare reports that are fit for purpose, and accurate project meeting minutes

  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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