Project Lead, City Campus - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 01/10/2023
REF: ECUplc0923
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Project Lead, City Campus

Fixed Term
Close Date: 01/10/2023
REF: ECUplc0923
  • Exciting ECU City project
  • Lead the people and workplace workstream
  • Leverage your project management and people change expertise at an enterprise level


Edith Cowan University (ECU) seeks a dynamic and experienced project manager to lead the people and culture stream of the exciting new ECU City project.  This stunning venture is a visionary initiative, that will expand ECU’s presence in the heart of Perth, fostering innovation and enriching the educational experience.  The state-of-the-art facility, due to open in February 2026, will enhance student life, research and community engagement.

Reporting to the Director, People and Culture, the Project Lead, City Campus will play a pivotal role in leading the end-to-end planning and delivery of a range of projects, acting as liaison between project sponsors and functional support areas to gather high-level business requirements and support project delivery.

As a core member of the University’s project management team, the Project Lead will work closely with the Project Management Office and leverage expertise of the People and Culture team, to ensure successful planning and delivery of the people and workplace workstream.  This includes planning of project outcomes, benefits, deliverables, resources, budget, communications and risk management.

With relevant qualifications and demonstrated experience in the end-to-end management of significant projects, including relevant planning, monitoring and reporting activities, the ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader with a track record of leading change at an enterprise level.  A skilled communicator, you will have strong influencing ability and be able to establish and maintain strong relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be personally aligned with the University’s core values of integrity; respect; rational inquiry; personal excellence; and courage.

This position is offered on a fixed term contract to August 2026, with attractive benefits and flexible work arrangements.

The Organisation

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus university offering industry-relevant teaching and research, a supportive study environment and award-winning facilities that enable its students to thrive.  Construction is underway on ECU City, a world-class and immersive campus that will reshape the Perth CBD and redefine higher education in Western Australia.  ECU City will be a place where technology, industry and creativity meet to deliver the creative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

The multi-disciplinary campus will be home to ECU’s renowned Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), School of Business and Law, School of Arts and Humanities with the WA Screen Academy and Broadcasting, emerging technology programs from the School of Science and Kurongkurl Katitjin – the University’s Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research.

For more information about ECU City, visit:


To apply: Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference ECUplc0923, addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharyn Gowans, or call 1300 347 437 (Australia) or +61 3 9016 6000 (international) for further information.

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