Senior Project Manager – Water Infrastructure

Melbourne Permanent / Full Time

Founder of The Project Diary and Intuitivity RPO - Recruitment Leader 25 Years +Getting to a point of making your career a lifestyle you love, is everyone’s dream. You don’t work every day but simply enjoy the ride with every experience. Starting in recruitment when we had paper records and watching everything about it evolve over half my life, has given me a passion to change the industry through best practice technology advancements that make our services amazing. Our ability to streamline processes and use social media to indeed find anyone, our commitment to a beautiful experience and the way that we embrace continuous improvement in everything that we do leaves the industry behind and stuck in its ways to protect its revenue. It’s time to change for the better and that takes a bold, continuous but tenacious commitment to service that is acknowledged at the core of this business to enable that change. My passion for people is evident in everything that I do and when you get to know me and what I am trying to achieve, you will understand. Let’s talk confidentially about your business and your career future. I have worked in the staffing solutions space both in the UK and in Australia and into the APAC regions within Finance, Accounting, Industrial, Commercial, Risk Management, Project Management, Engineering, Cyber Security and IT, Construction, Mining, Oil and Gas, within all levels including Technical Senior level, and Executive roles.

Recruiter :
Marc Hughes

Marc Hughes
  • Growing Project Management company, Inner Melbourne based, great perks!
  • Lead water projects from end to end in gov't sectors, client or contract side
  • Base + Super + Phone + Flexible
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 seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Project Manager to lead and oversee projects in the areas of Water-Wastewater, Drainage, Waterways and Wetlands, and Utilities.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record 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 exceptional leadership, strategic planning, and project management skills to ensure the successful execution and completion of complex infrastructure projects.
Key Responsibilities

Project Planning and Initiation:
  • Develop comprehensive project plans outlining scope, objectives, timelines, budget, resources, and risks.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, prepare detailed project proposals and business cases.
  • Engage with stakeholders to define project requirements and expectations.
Project Execution and Management:
  • Lead the execution of projects from initiation to completion, ensuring adherence to project plans and schedules.
  • Monitor and control project progress, budget, and quality standards.
  • Coordinate with internal teams, contractors, and external stakeholders to ensure seamless project delivery.
Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients, government authorities, utilities, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate regular project meetings and communication updates to keep all parties informed of project status, issues, and changes.
  • Address and resolve stakeholder concerns promptly and effectively.
Risk Management:
  • Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor and manage risks throughout the project lifecycle to minimise impact on project delivery.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and best practices.
Quality Assurance:
  • Implement and oversee quality control processes to ensure project deliverables meet required standards and specifications.
  • Conduct regular site visits and inspections to verify project progress and quality.
  • Address any non-conformities or quality issues promptly.
Financial Management:
  • Develop and manage project budgets, ensuring projects are delivered within financial constraints.
  • Monitor project expenditures and implement cost-control measures as needed.
  • Prepare and present financial reports and forecasts to senior management and stakeholders.
Team Leadership:
  • Lead and mentor project teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
  • Allocate resources effectively to ensure project objectives are met.
  • Provide guidance, support, and professional development opportunities to team members.
Qualifications & Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field. Master's degree or professional certification (e.g., PMP) is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in project management, with a focus on water infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, standards, and best practices in the water and utilities sectors.
  • Strong technical knowledge of water supply, treatment, distribution, and wastewater management systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large-scale government sector projects, preferably on the client side.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results within scope, time, and budget.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  • 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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