Case Studies

Senior Project Manager-Utilities

Aurora Energy is a key Tasmanian electricity distribution and retail company, and Australia’s largest retailer of renewable energy, based in Hobart.
Core Consulting Group had completed a review of Aurora Energy’s Infrastructure Services Group (ISG) Project Management Office to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of project delivery within the Infrastructure Services Group. This included bringing the Project Managers under the PMO and Core Consulting Group was asked to fill the newly created Senior Project Management role for a 3 month period whilst the recruitment of the permanent incumbent occurred. There was a pool of 6 project managers with varying degrees of knowledge and experience.
The objectives of the engagement were to mentor, support and improve the Project Management capability of the ISG Project Management team. This was achieved through guiding and advising the PMs on the use of the enhanced Aurora Project Management Methodology (APMM), providing coaching (one on one and group) in key project planning and control activities and access to training in scheduling techniques, monitoring project delivery and performance and continuing the improvement of the APMM.
Although the permanent Senior Project Manager was still vacant at the completion of the 3 month engagement Core Consulting Group recommended the position be filled as soon as possible to ensure the benefits achieved during the 3 months continued. The benefits included regular sharing of knowledge and support between the project managers, more consistent use of the APMM and improved scope identification and planning.