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Associate Consultants

Job Title: Associate Consultants
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Australia
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: TR/004403_1620006121
Contact Name: Peter Lipscombe
Contact Email: peterl@finxl.com.au
Job Published: May 03, 2021 13:42

Job Description

About the Program:
Our Associate Program offers 12-24 month opportunities that are targeted to the team you join. You will have opportunities to work across the entire technical, consulting and digital space within specialized business units, where you will have the opportunity to be a team member that is delivering solutions within transformation engagements. Companies like Telstra, Westpac, NAB, NBN and Optus are just some of the clients you can choose to work for
You will be trained and mentored by top FINXL experts and be exposed to the latest in methodologies and technologies in various segments in the IT Industry
Right now, we have several opportunities for Junior Project Delivery Specialists, all of these will be pathways to more senior positions

About the projects:

Some of the key projects you may be working on will include;

  • Remediating infrastructure that has is Out of Support (OoS) or End of Life (EoL)
  • Core Network transformation
  • Branch network upgrades
  • Cloud edge solutioning

About the Role:

We currently have several available Associate roles with a household name Banking & Finance Client, your role will be to help define the scope of the project to ensure outcomes and expected benefits are clearly articulated and that agreed work is aligned to the strategy, including:

  • Assist in translating business needs into a clear and measurable program of work which is aligned to the broader strategy
  • Assist in influencing and gaining agreement of scope from stakeholders
  • Support the review and revision of scope in light of any new information and/or changes to initial assumptions, including implications for project time, cost, quality and risk
  • Support a program of work to deliver solutions/capabilities that meet business requirements and realise benefits within agreed scope, time, cost and quality
  • Monitor and report to the Project Manager on status of financials, risks, issues and progress towards milestones and deliverables
  • Support and assist in the preparation of cost estimates
  • Support the identification, monitoring, reporting and escalation of risks and issues and/or problems associated with services and/or delivery in the project
  • Support the engagement and informing of stakeholders, particularly the service delivery teams who will be responsible for the technology services after project completion
  • Assist with ensuring adherence to enterprise methodologies and processes, such as the Project Execution Framework methodology (PEFm) and Solution Engineering Lifecycle (SELC)
  • Assist and support the day to day contact with partners and/or vendors required to deliver solutions for the project
  • Assist in basic monitoring and assist with reporting on the progress and performance against agreed deliverables and quality and performance standards to ensure quality of outcomes, cost effectiveness, appropriate risk management and seamless integration with other project delivery streams.

Benefits:

  • A comprehensive induction program
  • A supportive, innovative team including mentor and support personnel
  • A fun, fast paced dynamic environment
  • Multiple Certifications to be obtained during your tenure
  • Ongoing structured personal and professional development, support and training, (ABA Award 2019 Innovation in Training (Graduate Program))
  • Opportunities, career growth and Interstate & overseas postings available

Necessary Skills and Experience:
Specific:

Either from previous Internship experience or University Project theory

  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of key project management practices such as resource allocation, risk and issue management, scope control, change control, cost control, scheduling, and forecasting; support activities under direction
  • Demonstrate a knowledge or experience in supporting planning activities to define, sequence and schedule activities and tasks for small sized projects; and/or assist a Project Manager on medium size projects
  • Must have studied Project Management in one form or another and understand the fundamentals of Change Management
  • Exceptional presentation
  • Demonstrate a knowledge or experience in supporting planning activities to define, sequence and schedule activities and tasks for small sized projects; and/or assist a Project Manager on medium size projects
  • Demonstrate a knowledge or experience in contribute to developing, maintaining and controlling schedules, for small projects, demonstrating an understanding of enterprise scheduling standards; and/or assist a Project Manager on medium size projects
  • An understanding of Agile fundamentals preferable
  • Exposure and basic understanding of the concepts/methodologies/systems associated with project management through having worked in a project delivery environment in some capacity
  • 1+ years working in a large and complex organisation preferred but not essential
  • 1+ years' experience in the financial services industry preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge / experience in Jira, Confluence, Visio preferred
  • Strong capability with MS Office Suite

General:

  • Determined, proactive, self-driven and looking to build a long-term career plan
  • Confident and capable communicator (verbal and written) and happy working as part of a team
  • Can use initiative, asks questions and wants to learn
  • Want to be part of a team which never accepts being second
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty and work hard for the good of your team and the business

Education:

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience desirable
  • Additional Project Management qualification of any sort preferred but not essential

FinXL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all individuals

Residency Requirements:
All candidates considered including international students

Application procedures:

To apply, please provide an up to date CV along with an application letter outlining your reason(s) for applying