Title:  Project Manager, Construction Services


Victoria, Australia

Employment Type:  Permanent Full Time


  • Make a real difference and help shape our customers’ Energy Future
  • Hybrid working > 2 days WFH > Choose your office days
  • Careers with Purpose > Collaborative > Inclusive > Flexible Work Environment 

When you choose AusNet, you’ll join genuine people working together, making Real. Progress

At AusNet, we’re the link between renewable energy sources and local communities, playing a key role in the clean energy transition and providing essential energy to every Victorian family.

Help us lead the way, while enriching your career with real people who encourage you to bring your best and make real impact – for your career, our communities, and Australia’s cleaner energy future.


Purposeful work with genuinely good people. That’s refreshing.

Coordinate the seamless execution of a portfolio of large-scale, intricate projects encompassing various work streams, typically exceeding $50 million in value. Ensure strict adherence to design specifications, timelines, budgetary constraints, and overarching objectives including commercial viability, human resources management, safety protocols, quality standards, and environmental and community welfare targets.


Drive the attainment or surpassing of financial goals by proactively identifying and addressing challenges while leveraging potential opportunities.


This pivotal role is specifically tailored to oversee the comprehensive delivery and logistical aspects pertaining to critical components of the Western Renewable Link (WRL) Project, including the management of over 140 kilometers of access roads, 80+ utility diversions, campsite operations, and other essential enabling works.


With a 3/2 Hybrid (Office/WFH) split this role is based in Melbourne, Victoria with regular travel to our sites from Ballarat to Ararat and is part of the Western Renewables Link (WRL) Team


This role will deliver real outcomes, including but not limited to:

  • Manage project delivery, meeting client expectations on time.
  • Allocate resources within budget and quality standards, setting goals.
  • Coordinate specialist functions and manage interdisciplinary interactions.
  • Collaborate with EPC contractor and AusNet teams for positive outcomes.
  • Review progress against plans, ensuring quality, schedule, and costs align.
  • Ensure strong financial management, maximizing profit margins.
  • Demonstrate leadership in health, safety, environment, risk, compliance, and stakeholder management.
  • Monitor and coordinate staff resources, fostering high performance.
  • Contribute to new business and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with AusNet policies and procedures.
  • Scope includes coordinating construction and commissioning of Terminal Stations and ensuring seamless integration into operations.

You don’t need to check every box; however, we are looking for a good combination of:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or equivalent.
  • Diploma or Masters in Project Management, Certificate IV in Safety.
  • Extensive project management experience.
  • Proficiency in managing multidisciplinary projects and teams.
  • Skilled in coordinating complex construction logistics and stakeholder interactions.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of contemporary design and construction practices.
  • Strong understanding of contractual, legal, and commercial compliance.
  • Advanced expertise in financial management, including cost reduction and budget adherence.
  • Proven track record in people and performance management, including subcontractors.
  • Experienced in complex client and stakeholder relationship management.
  • Competent in safety, environmental, and quality risk assessment.
  • Proficient in analyzing and reporting on project performance and compliance.
  • Managed capital projects/programs exceeding $50 million.
  • Familiarity with various contract types, including Managing Contractor and Design & Construct.
  • Previous experience in pre-contract roles such as Project Bid/Development Manager or Engineer.


A real place to belong 

We celebrate unique voices, refreshing perspectives and diversity in our team. Engage and connect through our social club, family day, wide range of events or by joining one of our Employee Network Groups.  

We believe in more than just competitive pay. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Flexibility: whether this is hybrid work, flexible hours, or part time arrangements, we’ll work with you to help balance work and life.
  • Leave: more than typical personal leave and a generous 14 weeks of paid parental leave, with no minimum service.
  • Community giving: a paid day to volunteer with our social impact partner, Foodbank, or for a cause that matters to you.
  • Perks: we offer all the other perks you’ve come to expect like purchased leave, income protection insurance, novated leasing, corporate discounts, private health cover discounts and more.

As an industry in transformation, we’re excited by the possibilities ahead.

So, if you’re passionate about our purpose and committed to making real progress, bring your energy and join AusNet. Together, we can shape a new way forward.