First listed on: 12 January 2023

Project Manager

  • Starting salary $152,019 + 15% superannuation
  • Be part of a dynamic and professional project delivery team
  • Work for a business that supports the local Canberra community
  • Full-time ongoing position

The opportunity

Icon Water’s Project Delivery team are responsible for the planning and execution of a significant capital works program. They are looking for a motivated and passionate Project Manager to lead a team of professionals who manage the delivery of multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects to meet the objectives of the broader Infrastructure Services Group.

As the Project Manager you will lead, motivate and mentor your team to deliver projects on schedule, within budget and to required safety, environmental and quality standards while minimising disruption to services provided to our customers. Some of our major projects include upgrades to our water and sewerage treatment plants, renewing our biggest reservoirs and supply network, developing renewable energy systems and increasing the capacity of our infrastructure to make way for our growing city.

We are looking for someone with leadership capability that can promote a sense of strong team spirit in the workplace and foster the development of project management skills and discipline within their team.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in project management or engineering
  • Previous involvement in construction or infrastructure projects
  • Experience in managing projects or a program of works
  • Project Management qualification or knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience in procurement and contract management 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including the ability to network and influence a variety of stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge and experience of construction safety management

About Icon Water:

Icon Water is responsible for owning and operating Canberra’s network of water and wastewater infrastructure and assets to ensure the delivery of safe drinking water and reliable sewerage services. Icon Water has been part of the Canberra community for 100 years. We take pride in what we do and we do it well. We are a people focused organisation, acknowledging our people are our greatest asset.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer which values diversity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and all ages. We also have a strong focus on gender balance within the organisation and encourage women to apply.

We want our people to be empowered to work in a collaborative and productive way and that your work and personal lives are in harmony. The Careers tab on the Icon Water website will show you our great employee benefits, along with hearing from team members about our flexible working arrangements.

Here’s a little more about Canberra if you’re not a local!

Canberra was recently rated Australia’s most liveable city, and for good reason. It offers easy access to the great outdoors, quiet residential areas, the country’s shortest median travel time to work (17.4 minutes!) and an inner city (and surrounds) dining scene that is always developing. Many Canberrans relish our four seasons and two hour trip to snow or surf. Canberra boasts a great food and wine culture and is very family-friendly with progressive education, health care, clean environment, and is home to some of Australia’s best roads and bike paths. It’s a safe, relaxed place to live.

Apply now:

If you possess the skills and experience above, then we want to hear from you! Please submit a (i) brief cover letter to explain why this opportunity is for you, (ii) your resume, and (iii) submit concise responses to the selection criteria questionnaire via our online portal.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Blair, Manager Project Delivery on 0408 980 370. If you would like assistance with the recruitment process, please email

Applications will close on Sunday 29th January 2023.

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