Project and Change Manager
Fixed Full-Time two-year contract with ongoing options
  • Newly created role based in Adelaide CBD
  • Drive and lead transformational change
  • Manage the implementation of the KI Ferry project


About SeaLink Marine and Tourism


SeaLink Marine and Tourism is part of ASX200 listed Kelsian Group.

Kelsian is Australia’s largest land and marine, tourism, and public transport service provider with established international operations in Singapore and the UK.


With around 9000 employees, we are one of Australia’s most experienced and diverse multi-modal transport businesses operating around 4000 buses, 120 ferries, and 24 light rail vehicles, carrying over 207 million customers per year.


In 2021, SeaLink was re-awarded a 25-year contract for the Kangaroo Island Ferry Service in SA. The scope of the project includes overseeing the planning and management of 2 new purpose-built ferries, the renewal of the port infrastructure, remodelling of the port terminals, re-design of the road and traffic management plans at the ports and upgrades to the IT reservations and ticketing systems to support the service.

This is an exciting and opportunistic time to join SeaLink as the business prepares to undergo a transformational journey to support the new contract and future growth for South Australia.


About the role


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), you will have a thorough understanding of project management principles and methodologies to undertake this project. This role would suit a professional with a skillset blend of Project Management with proven business transformation experience from an operational perspective.

This role is critical to the effective implementation of the KI Ferry Service Plan and the adoption and utilisation of the systems and processes to ensure that change across the business is successful and KPI’s are met.

Key relationships to support the implementation of this project include stakeholders, KI Project Working Group team members and the General Managers of Marine, and the South Australian business unit.  


About you


An experienced Project Manager you will be required to demonstrate your previous experience with developing and implementing business change on large scale projects.

You will have strong leadership and influencing skills to implement the requirements of the project and drive change management initiatives with all stakeholders.

Coordinating people and processes to ensure that SeaLink's KI Ferry project is delivered on time, on budget is critical to this role. You will direct and work closely with the owners of each part of the technical aspects of the project to identify requirements to implement the change.


Key Deliverables and role requirements:

  • Experience in complex environments i.e. transport, logistics or similar
  • A confident communicator with proven leadership skills
  • Reporting on and managing risks, safety concerns, and environmental sustainability
  • Identifying solutions and measuring project performance
  • Financial budgeting and cost management
  • KPI’s and milestones are met, on time, and on budget
  • Proven capability to influence key decision makers and executives


To be successful in this role you will need to have led a large transformation project that delivered a major business change. The ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders by developing trust and reliability will be critical to your success. If you are driven by deadlines, have a strategic mindset and excited about change, we invite you to apply and join our expanding and growing successful business.


Applications will close by 5.00 PM on Monday 23 May 2022.


Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and the position may close earlier than stated if a suitable candidate is sourced.


Please provide your resume and a cover letter addressing the key requirements for this position with as much information as possible supporting your application.


Kelsian Group Limited is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To find out more about the Kelsian Group visit

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