Technical Project Specialist

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Job Description

Role Specific Accountabilities:

1. Drive the achievement of strict financial controls in the program/project using best practise techniques and company processes and procedures
2. Provide cost control guidance and insight to project/program manager, which includes the production and interpretation of timely and accurate financial results, budgets, forecasts and Estimates To Complete (ETC)
3. Provide cost control guidance and insights to internal suppliers which includes the production and interpretation of timely and accurate financial results, budgets, forecasts and ETC’s
4. Preparation and review of monthly reports, monthly forecasts and annual budgets following close liaison with all stakeholders
5. Facilitate and participate in financial reviews and health checks as required.
6. Assist the LOB Finance Manager and Commercial Engineering Investment Lead in the overall financial management and accounting tasks conducted within the program.
7. Assist and provide quality assurance on financial information within business case submissions
8. Ensure there is a clear cost baseline established for all projects within scope.
9. Work in collaboration with Project/Program Managers to drive consistency of the project cost control approach to facilitate accuracy in project execution and reporting.

Generic Role Purpose

As a Technical Project Specialist, you play an integral role in achieving remarkable results on technical integration projects, delivered on time, to budget and that achieve the project objectives and business outcomes. You apply your technical expertise in ICT infrastructure, integration and company products with your exceptional project delivery skills to drive projects to their success.

You have mastered the art of synthesising complex specifications and technical requirements into project plans and outcomes, and in doing so you directly shape the success of company projects and therefore our business.

Generic Responsibilities

As a Technical Project Specialist, you draw on your breath of knowledge and expertise in delivering technical projects and knowledge in company infrastructure, networks and products to deliver the following responsibilities:

Recognized as a technical project delivery professional in the areas of ICT infrastructure, networks and products
Apply skill in technology integrations and products delivery to impressively lead components of technical projects delivering on time, to budget, achieving the intended outcomes whilst visualising the benefits and risks of a range of potential solutions.
Provide input into project delivery requirements (e.g. timeframes, milestones, resources required), using terrific analytical thinking to anticipate, uncover and resolve issues, to directly contribute to the management of their delivery workstream. This includes reporting on deliverables against the project plan and escalating unanticipated variations for approval
Use a range of techniques and channels of communication and authentically engage with external partners and project team members to meet technical specifications and services, to ensure the execution of project requirements.
Synthesise technical products, architectures and challenges into language that non-technical team members and stakeholders understand, in order to drive project outcomes and communicate energetically and effectively across a diverse range of stakeholders
Synthesises industry knowledge and trends into thought-provoking insights and solutions to deliver improve business and customer outcomes.
Significantly contribute to identify innovative opportunities for continuous improvement within the project team to generate and support initiatives to improve operational effectiveness, customer experience and/or Telstra’s profitability

Key Skills

Analytical Mindset with 5-10 years of experience
Should have a background in telecommunications or network engineering.
Should possess knowledge of how telecom/network projects operate,
along with a fair understanding of telecommunications and network
engineering concepts.
Agile Practices
Problem Solving
Change Management
Stakeholder Management
Risk Management
Budget Management
Communicating with Influence
Business Partnering
Project Management
Decision Making
Customer Centricity
Influencing Change
MS Project
Commercial Acumen