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Infrastructure Project Manager

Infrastructure Project Manager

Oversee and manage the execution of key infrastructure projects including timelines, cost, quality and risk.

What's it like to be an Infrastructure Project Manager?

Infrastructure Project Managers are Project Managers who specialise in the planning, management and execution of Infrastructure projects. They have strong communication and organisational skills, and lead projects in their various stages from conception through to completion.

Tasks and duties

  • Leading project planning sessions.
  • Coordinating staff and internal resources.
  • Managing project progress and adapting work as required.
  • Ensuring projects meet deadlines.
  • Managing relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Designing, reviewing and submitting contracts.
  • Participating in tender processes; design, submission and review.
  • Designing risk mitigation plans.
  • Conducting project review and collating detailed reports for executive staff.
  • Optimising and improving processes.
  • Securing growth opportunities and initiating new projects.
  • Managing large and diverse teams.
Infrastructure Project Managers oversee factors like integration, scope, timelines, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement for each project.
Infrastructure Project Managers specialise in key sectors including energy, water (including waste-water) and waste, transport (including public transport, freight, ports and airports, cycling and walking, roads), education and training, health and human services (including social housing), justice (including courts, police, corrections, emergency services), cultural, civic, sporting, recreational and tourism, science, agriculture and environment, and information and communications technology (ICT).

What can I earn as an Infrastructure Project Manager?

The most common salary  for an Infrastructure Project Manager is between $110k and $130k
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How to become an Infrastructure Project Manager

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In order to operate as an Infrastructure Project Manager in Australia, you need to register with the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS). Registration must be renewed annually, and eligibility requires a mixture of practical industry experience and the completion of accredited qualifications. You must also be the holder of a White Card.
  1. Obtain a White Card. You can apply for a White Card online, and it is mandatory to hold one in order to work on a construction site in Australia.
  2. Complete a qualification in Construction Project Management from an accredited provider. This could be an Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (CPC60212), Graduate Diploma of Construction (Management), or a Bachelor degree majoring in Construction Management.
  3. Attain licence from the ABLIS by having the specified educational qualifications plus 2 years of practical experience, complete the application with details of your training, professional memberships, business operations and samples of work, and insurance.
  4. Renew ABLIS licencing every 12 months.

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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Infrastructure projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Change management
  • Adaptability
  • Vendor management

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Stakeholder management
  • People management
  • Persuasion & influence
  • Relationship management
  • Innovation
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How do Infrastructure Project Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 1 Infrastructure Project Managers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Project Management
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Data Centers and ICT network communications
The good things
Senior Infrastructure Project Manager – “A passion for change” The Information Communications Technology (ICT) world is constantly shifting making your work endlessly interesting and challenging. Mak...
The challenges
Senior Infrastructure Project Manager – “A passion for change” A good understanding of people and personal communications is critical to doing well in this type of role. Often deadlines can be stress...
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What are the job opportunities for Infrastructure Project Managers?

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Job opportunities

Infrastructure Project Manager jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
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Latest Infrastructure Project Manager jobs on SEEK
Balance Recruitment
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Infrastructure Project Manager with Service Desk Background to work in Government organisation. ITIL Must
The purpose of this role is to manage a medium scale Information Management (IM) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) project/s
Talent – Winner ‘Seek Large Recruitment Agency of the Year’ 3 consecutive years!
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
The function of role is to represent the organisations in the Data Centre migration process
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The Network
Our client is looking for an experienced Project Manager to rollout new or refreshed Enterprise IT infrastructure and medical hardware solutions.
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