As a Project Manager you plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate construction of civil engineering and building projects, as well as ICT and other projects.
You’re accountable for the day-to-day operations of resourcing, scheduling, prioritisation and task coordination, and meeting project milestones, objectives and deliverables within agreed timeframes and budgets.
CONTRIBUTION TO NET ZERO
Project Managers are essential to overseeing the development and delivery of clean economy projects. They ensure that these projects are delivered on time, which is essential to meeting our interim emissions reduction targets.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
- Business operations and financial activities
- Cleaning and maintenance
- Communication and collaboration
- Customer service
- Data, analytics, and databases
- Digital technologies and electronics
- Environmental management
- Human resources
- Operating procedures and processes
- Records, documentation, reports and research
- Safety and hazard management
- Security and emergency services
- Work activities preparation (construction and project administration only)
More information can be found in the Australian Skills Classification’s occupational profiles for:
COMMON CAREER CHARACTERISTICS
A formal qualification can be required for some Project Managers. For example, Construction Project Managers require a Certificate IV in Building and Construction or a Diploma in Building and Construction Management. Construction Project Managers are also required to maintain appropriate licenses and registrations in the state or territory in which they operate.
For those working on ICT and other projects, individuals often hold a bachelor’s degree, alongside a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, Diploma of Project Management or another project management course offered by a university or other provider.
RELEVANT TRAINING & EDUCATION RESOURCES
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) highlights five different career levels, from a Practising Project Practitioner through to a Practising Portfolio Executive, with associated RegPM™ certifications. AIPM offers a project professional assessment quiz to determine your career level.
Project Managers working across the clean economy have varying educational and professional backgrounds, with individuals developing experience on the job and in formal educational settings, including those explored above.
Your current skills could be transferable for this role. Further information on what Project Managers do can be found at yourcareer.gov.au.
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“I love what I do. I’m a born organiser,” says Sarah Hill. “I’ve always been the go-to person to organise parties and events, so it was a natural progression to move into project management.”
“Thinking around problems, logistics, different ways to get to an outcome – the fact there’s always different challenges – these things really excite me. Being able to get all the right information and contain it, control it and get the right result is really exciting.” …