25 Oct 2017

2017 National PMAA winners announced

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2017 National PMAA winners announced

The National Library of Australia (NLA) has been awarded the top project management industry award for 2017, winning the Australian Institute of Project Management’s Project of the Year award at the Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAAs) in Melbourne this week.

The award-winning entry was their outstanding Digital Library Infrastructure Replacement Program, which now enables the National Library to manage the vast amount of existing and future copyrighted digital material and has transformed the library’s future operating practices.

AIPM CEO, Ms Yvonne Butler, congratulated all of the winners on the night when she said “We are so incredibly proud of the world-leading projects and project managers coming out of Australia at the moment. AIPM members are involved in some of the most exciting and cutting-edge projects globally, so these winners should be applauded for what they have achieved”.

Director-General of the NLA, Marie-Louise Ayres said the completion of the successful program had transformed the library’s future operating capability by providing systems capable of managing and delivering ever-increasing digital collections at scale. This remarkable achievement has been made possible with input and cooperation across the entire institution and with strong guidance from the library’s council,” Dr Ayres said. “The program was the library’s highest strategic priority over the past five years.”

The new wave of Australian project managers were recognised in the individual categories, with winners coming from the Northern Territory (Han Lian, Project Team Member of the Year), South Australia (Shan Bala; Project Manager of the Year) and Queensland (Jessica Hoddinott; Young Project Manager of the Year and Robert Scodellaro; Program/Project Director of the Year).

Other winners on the night included Mott MacDonald and the University of Adelaide winning the Construction/Engineering category for the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building. The $246-million, 13-level, 32,000m2, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building officially opened in February 2017, marking the end of an incredible four year journey for the University of Adelaide and Mott MacDonald PM Team.

Some of the winners from the National PMAAs went on to represent Australia at the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management PM Achievement Awards, with the winners being announced the next morning. The AIPM would like to congratulate the National Library of Australia (Telecommunications/IT), Mott MacDonald and the University of Adelaide (Construction/Engineering), Shape Consulting (Organisation/Change Management), Toowoomba Regional Council (Community Service and/or Development), Jessica Hoddinott (Young Project Manager of the Year) and Shan Bala (Project Manager of the Year) who won their categories. Some of these winners will now go on to be nominated for the International Project Management Association (IPMA)’s Project Excellence awards.

The AIPM would like to congratulate the award winners and encourages submissions for the 2018 Project Management Achievement Awards.

2017 National Project Management Achievement Awards Category winners included:

Project Category Awards

NATIONAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Organisation: National Library of Australia
Project: Digital Library Infrastructure Replacement

CONSTRUCTION / ENGINEERING
Organisation: Mott MacDonald and the University of Adelaide
Project: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building

DEFENCE / AEROSPACE
Organisation: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Department of Defence
Project: Defence Industry & Innovation

ICT / TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Organisation: National Library of Australia
Project: Digital Library Infrastructure Replacement

ORGANISATIONAL / CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Organisation: Shape Consulting
Project: 1 William Street Change Program

SMALL PROJECTS
Organisation: Sydney Trains - Major Works Division
Project: Waterfall Culvert Upgrade

REGIONAL PROJECTS
Organisation: Toowoomba Regional Council
Project: Toowoomba Flood Recovery Program (2011 to 2016)

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND/OR DEVELOPMENT
Organisation: Aurecon
Project: Ronald McDonald House South Brisbane

SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS
Organisation: Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd
Project: Cox Peninsula Remediation Project

Individual Category Awards

PROGRAM / PROJECT DIRECTOR
Winner: Robert Scodellaro (QLD)
Organisation: Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Limited

PROJECT MANAGER
Winner: Shan Bala (SA)
Organisation: Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR)

YOUNG PROJECT MANAGER
Winner: Jessica Hoddinott (QLD)
Organisation: Aurecon

PROJECT TEAM MEMBER
Winner: Han Lian (NT)
Organisation: RPS Project Management