Project Manager – Water Infrastructure

Melbourne Permanent / Full Time

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Recruiter :
Marc Hughes

Marc Hughes
  • Growing Project Management company, Docklands based, great perks!
  • Manage water projects in gov't sectors, client / contractor-side, end to end
  • Base + Super + Phone + Flexible + CBD Location
The Company

This award-winning project management consultancy are experts in managing detailed medium and large sized construction projects that take place in challenging live and public environments specialising in local government, education, aged care, social housing, sport & recreation, and significant public transport infrastructure sectors.

They help clients to define their objectives, develop the project brief, and support the entire project lifecycle from inception, feasibility & business case development, to design, procurement, construction & project delivery in a collaborative approach.

The commitment to their clients is to deliver projects on time, on budget with a high attention to quality and safety and to ensure the identification of best practice methodology which underlines their determination to deliver innovative and sustainable design outcomes for clients and the intended end users.
The Role

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Project Manager to lead projects in the areas of Water-Wastewater, Drainage, Waterways and Wetlands, and Utilities.

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in managing the development and delivery lifecycle of government sector projects, preferably on the client side but contractor-side experience will also be considered.

This role requires strong project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to coordinate effectively with various stakeholders to ensure successful project completion.
Key Responsibilities:

Project Planning and Initiation:
  • Develop detailed project plans, including scope, objectives, timelines, budget, resources, and risks.
  • Work with stakeholders to gather project requirements and prepare proposals and business cases.
Project Execution and Management:
  • Manage project execution from initiation to completion, ensuring alignment with plans and schedules.
  • Monitor project progress, budget, and quality, collaborating with internal teams and external stakeholders.
Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, government authorities, utilities, and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct regular meetings and provide updates on project status, issues, and changes.
Risk Management:
  • Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor and manage risks, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
Quality and Health & Safety Management:
  • Conduct regular quality and safety audits to ensure standards are met and address potential hazards.
  • Promote a culture of quality and safety, addressing any issues promptly and effectively.
Financial Management:
  • Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring adherence to financial constraints.
  • Track expenditures, implement cost-control measures, and present financial reports to senior management.
Team Coordination:
  • Coordinate project teams, fostering a collaborative work environment and allocating resources effectively.
  • Provide guidance and support to team members to ensure project objectives are met.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Project Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management within the Water-Wastewater, Drainage, Waterways and Wetlands, and Utilities sectors.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, standards, and best practices in the water and utilities sectors.
  • Experience in managing government sector projects, preferably on the client side.
  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver results within scope, time, and budget.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations and compliance.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Remuneration and Benefits
  • You can expect a collaborative and professional work environment with the opportunity for flexible work.
  • You will be supported in your ongoing professional development.
  • You will work alongside a growing team of highly skilled professionals who love what they do.
You will be rewarded with an attractive, competitive remuneration package commensurate with your experience, on the job mentoring and training, health and wellness initiatives and a career path progression plan.
The client office is based in the Melbourne CBD, with excellent amenities, easy vehicle and public transport access, with a hybrid work arrangement of office, client office and home.
This client is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
All applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.
If this sparks your interest, and aligns to your skills, we would like to know more about you, please apply via the link.
For further information about this exciting opportunity, please confidentially apply below on the link or directly on our website at

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