Title:  Senior Project Development Manager



Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full Time


Western Renewables Link Senior Project Manager

Work with the relevant project streams and Delivery Partners to manage the design and delivery input to the environmental planning approvals process to optimise outcomes within existing planning guidelines.


Your Role:


  • Interact with, and support, the Planning and Environmental team and Stakeholder teams to meet with planning, regulatory and industry bodies and other key stakeholders to obtain and maintain support for the project.
  • Work with internal and external technical teams, and AEMO, to oversee design scope change requests and stage gating also Identify, document and mitigate risks and issues.
  • Consult and inform key internal stakeholders including all project streams, Commercial, Project Finance and Legal to ensure that project priorities are achieved and deadlines are met.
  • Report to project stakeholders and management by providing regular progress reports on timelines, cost, risk assessments and project finance, tracking against project plans.
  • Development of required input to management papers, Board papers and commercial negotiations as required; this includes regular liaison with internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure all commercial, regulatory and contractual obligations are met, including, but not limited to: Health, Safety & Environment; landowner agreements; planning consents; and insurance.
  • Influence continuous improvement through methods such as post-implementation evaluation and assessment of results against project plans; actively collaborate to share insights and wins with others. 


Skills and Experience:


You ask smart questions, are curious and improve at pace. Working with others to build on ideas, you can simplify complexity and continuously test and learn. You consistently deliver great results, for our customers and stakeholders, with care and pride.


  • 10+ years' experience in Project Management in Infrastructure or Energy (Planning and Approval experience a bonus).
  • A tertiary qualification in Engineering is preferred.
  • A high level of organizational skills and demonstrated effectiveness handling multiple tasks, setting priorities, managing timeframes and meeting deadlines under pressure
  • A strong motivated communicator with a strong degree of EQ to liaise with diverse stakeholder groups to think and act quickly.
  • Strong writing and editing skills and comfort working across different media inclusive of presentations, correspondence and email.
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen with high attention to detail and a focus on compliance.
  • Proven track record of managing multidisciplinary internal and external resources.


We think outside the box: 

At AusNet you don’t need to check every box. Sure, we have key requirements and they’re important, but we also know that the best candidate for the job may not have all the experience and expertise that we’ve listed for the role yet. So, if you’ve looked at our job ad and ruled it out because you didn’t check every box, but you have the experience and capabilities for a portion of the role maybe it’s time to reconsider. Tell us why you’re interested in working for AusNet, your career aspirations and what your diverse perspective, capability and experience will bring to our team.  


If you have queries about the role before you apply, please reach out to jobs@ausnetservices.com.au  stating the role title you are enquiring about and our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch. 


Apply now to join our energised team - click ‘apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter.  


Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, one that fosters belonging, where everyone brings their unique strengths and innovative ideas.


As a company that provides energy services, AusNet and its employees need to comply with government health directions relating to the utility industry and its workers. If your application progresses and you have any questions relating to this please feel free to discuss with the Hiring Manager or TA Consultant.