Project Scheduler

$100,000 - $112,000 yearly
  • 12 Apr, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

  • Fixed Term – 2 years | Full Time | $100k - $112k +15.4% super
  • Australian Synchrotron – Clayton | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs
  • Apply your expertise and be part of the team that delivers world class technology  


ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

The Australian Synchrotron (AS) is a division within ANSTO and one of the nation's premier science research facilities. It provides a vibrant focal point for researchers and industry from Australia, NZ and further afield. Employing more than 180 staff in diverse areas of synchrotron science, engineering and corporate support, the facility provides world-leading technical capability that delivers better and faster experimental techniques that enhance fundamental and applied research.

About the position

The Project Scheduler performs program and project planning and scheduling activities for science, engineering and instrumentation projects at the Australian Synchrotron, ANSTO.  The Project Scheduler will liaise with multiple project teams to ensure ongoing management of the Program schedule.  This includes understanding resource requirements across groups and ongoing monitoring and reporting on project delivery progress.  The Project Scheduler will engage a variety of stakeholders in order to  support the achievement of program and project outcomes and will contribute to the preparation of project documentation.  The Project Scheduler will collect, consolidate, analyse and report project information, and proactively identify associated risks and issues to assist with the delivery of capital projects at the Australian Synchrotron.

Duties and responsibilities

Develop, maintain and manage a Master Schedule for the Capital Portfolio, including the aggregate projects for two major programs of work: Australian Synchrotron Capital Program and BRIGHT new beamlines; using relevant project planning software packages;
Manage and maintain selected key project schedules with input from Project Managers to monitor schedule baselines, including milestones, critical path, resource requirements, work breakdown structures, earned value, and interdependency management;
Perform critical path analysis, schedule and resource risk assessment, and provide results and recommendations to maximise the efficiency of project delivery;
Report on key data and offer proactive insights in relation to overall project performance and delivery;
Consult and share information with teams to achieve program, project and business outcomes;
Actively manage the implementation of continuous improvement activities relating to planning and scheduling processes and other relevant areas

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in tracking, planning and scheduling multiple complex projects in accordance with relevant project frameworks and standards.
  • Significant ability to analyse and interpret project data and proactively identify issues.
  • Highly effective organisation and planning skills including high attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive relationships including experience in successful customer management.
  • Strong computer skills including an extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Project and other similar planning/scheduling tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Degree qualification in relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Strong team leadership Skills.

 “I am looking for a great communicator who enjoys being part of a team”  Dr Michelle Jones-Lennon, Senior Manager-Capital Portfolio

Why join ANSTO?

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities
  • Performance based salary increases
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions

Located in the Clayton, we have free onsite parking, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite café.

If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

TO APPLY and view the Position Information Package please visit and follow the links to the Current Vacancies page.

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact Michelle Jones-Lennon on (03) 8540 5352.  For all other queries please contact the Recruitment Team on +61 (02) 9717 9715

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.

All applicants must be Australian citizens.

Applications must be submitted on-line via our website.

In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes – and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.