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Client Side Project Manager

Client Side Project Manager

Work closely with clients to deliver their project needs.

What's it like to be a Client Side Project Manager?

There are several different types of Project Managers; they all share core skills, but different positions emphasise different aspects of those roles. Client Side Project Managers work to ensure the delivery organisation and project are aligned to the needs of the client. They are the link between the project and the strategy of the client.

Tasks and duties

  • Represent the client organisation. This may mean making decisions on behalf of the client, liaising with the client when necessary and always acting in the best interests of the client.
  • Maintain the commercial contract with the delivery organisation and monitor performance.
  • Manage the way the client organisation interfaces with the delivery organisation and project.

What can I earn as a Client Side Project Manager?

The most common salary  for a Client Side Project Manager is between $120k and $140k
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How to become a Client Side Project Manager

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There are many different pathways to becoming a Client Side Project Manager. A Bachelor of Project Management will prepare you to oversee entire projects, while an undergraduate degree in management will provide you with a well rounded introduction to business management.
  1. Complete the undergraduate degree you think is best suited to your aspirations, such as a project management or business degree. These are normally three or four year courses.
  2. Additional training might be required depending on the industry you want to work in. For example, if you want to work in the construction industry you will likely need to complete a degree in construction or engineering. If you want to work in the tech industry, for example, you might need to pursue further certification or work experience in the information technology space.

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Duration 3 yrs
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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Communication skills
  • People management
  • Self motivation
  • Strategic thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
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How do Client Side Project Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 2 Client Side Project Managers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
BSc Architecture
10+ years
Government, Education
The good things
To be able to use my experience, skills set & industry knowledge to set-up project teams, head contractors and see it through to hand-over to a happy Client, satisfying the Stakeholders and feeling go...
The challenges
People not being willing to "go with the rest of the team" towards the common goal, completion.
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Nursing
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Health care
The good things
Opportunity to shape project outcomes is very rewarding. You kind of need to jump in with both feet and be ready to work on a steep learning curve. Got to have some fun.
The challenges
Don’t always know what’s coming next. People just love to keep moving the goal posts.
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What are the job opportunities for Client Side Project Managers?

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Job opportunities

Client Side Project Manager jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
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Latest Client Side Project Manager jobs on SEEK
Ranbury Management Group
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Client-side Project Manager (planner & scheduler) Brisbane CBD based
CGC Recruitment
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Progress your project management career, move from small project delivery to larger more complex projects within this inclusive team.
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Established highly reputable multi-sector client side consultancy working on prestigious building jobs from smaller up to $400m.
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Construction People Pty Ltd
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Associate Director opportunity, to join a leading, progressive and growing Consultancy in Brisbane.
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