Project Scheduler

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  • Contract up to 30 June 2025
  • Have and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 (NV1) security clearance before commencement of work with the ability to upgrade to a NV2 as required.

Company overview:
Emanate Technology is partnering with a Defence Industry client who is delivering a large project for Defence and we are in search of an experienced Project Scheduler to help coordinate and roll up task-based workflows and Scaled Agile frameworks to support centralised, high-level project management toolsets, introducing automation where applicable to minimise data re-entry and reducing total manual effort for regular reporting.  
The Role:
The Scheduler will be required to perform and/or have responsibility for duties including, but not limited to:

  • Implement and use mechanisms to measure, record, and report progress of activities to the agreed schedule and plans.
  • Review progress throughout the project lifecycle and maintain schedule ensuring consistency with changing scope, objectives, and constraints related to time and resource availability.
  • Regularly analyse options to identify variances and forecast impacts on the schedule.
  • Develop responses to perceived, potential or actual risk and schedule changes and obtaining approvals where necessary to implement them to meet project objectives.
  • Communicate effectively and collaboratively with all relevant stakeholders regarding schedule status, risks, and trends.
  • Coordinating project timelines with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitor project timelines and deadlines.
  • Identify potential project schedule delays, reporting, escalating and facilitating intervention in a time-frame expected within the project thresholds and tolerances.

This role is based in Canberra, ACT.
Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working on a large ICT project within a National Defence and Security context.
  • Experience in project support, scheduling, project administration and team management/support.
  • Advanced proficiency in project scheduling software, such as MS Project and Jira.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with demonstrable experience of presentation and engagement with stakeholders, projects and business areas.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to adapt to changing project priorities.
  • Strong understanding of the One Defence Capability System and project lifecycle.


  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, or in a related field
  • Experience in Project Management methodologies (Agile, Prince2, PMBOK).
  • Experience using Atlassian (Jira & Confluence) in a large project environment.

Key Benefits:

  • Contribute to a large ICT project within the National Defence and Security portfolio.
  • Access to Emanate’s Reward Program at no cost, offering discounts of between 3-15% at more than 500 retailers within Australia.
  • Access to 700+ discounted tech training courses to keep your skills up to date.
  • Other salary packaging options including superannuation, portable electronic devices, computer software, financial adviser fees, income protection insurance, professional association membership, professional development travel expenses and airport lounge membership.
  • Attractive hourly rate.

If this is a role of interest to you and you are an Australian Citizen and maintain or hold a NV1 or NV2 security clearance, apply today by submitting your application through the provided link with a copy of your latest CV / resume.
If your profile aligns to these requirements, you will be contacted for an initial screening.