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Infrastructure & Capital Projects - Manager and Associate Director

Date:  25-Nov-2021

Canberra, ACT, AU

  • Do you want to influence the outcome of social and economic infrastructure and service delivery projects for government?
  • Do you have what it takes to inform decisions on Nation-defining projects and life-changing services, then help to deliver them?
  • Do you want to make a lifetime of impact on everyday lives?


Then a role in our Canberra-based Infrastructure & Capital Projects team could be for you…

Deloitte’s Infrastructure & Capital Projects team is a national team of over 130 professionals focused on advising on some of the largest and most high-profile infrastructure projects and programs, as well as complex government services contracts. Our work spans the infrastructure lifecycle from policy development, preparation of business cases, designing and running procurement processes, to undertaking benefits realisation and contract management. We work across a range of sectors including public transport, health & human services, justice & security, defence, education, sports & recreation, ports & economic infrastructure and precincts & urban renewal. Our Infrastructure & Capital Projects team work closely with Deloitte Access Economics and other teams to bring integrated thinking and solutions to some of our clients most complex projects, programs and challenges.  

Government infrastructure forms the backbone of our economy. Government services in many ways represent its lifeblood. Deloitte’s ICP team work holistically with government to generate a lifetime of value from investments in infrastructure – infrastructure to sustain and build our lucky country and serve our citizens in these interesting times. Data, technology, disruption, micro-economy, citizen voice, environmental sustainability, new security threats, impact our lives each and every day, positive and negative - our ICP team will provide you with the opportunity to work with government in delivering the investments and services which nourish, protect and sustain our nation.


What will your typical day look like?

Expect to work closely as a trusted advisor to Australian and Territory Government departments, including the Department of Defence, and help address ‘front-page’ and ‘big-ticket’ issues related to social and economic infrastructure and complex government services.


You will also be making a meaningful impact on the economy. Your work could cover the whole of a project’s lifecycle to inform major decisions and implement complex projects, from policy development and business cases, through to procurement, implementation, and delivery.


You might find yourself:


  • collaborating with Government and its stakeholders to inform investments in the Government’s next generation of defence infrastructure, delivering world-leading technological advantages to Australia’s national security capability
  • analysing an infrastructure network’s performance and future requirements using the latest tools and technologies, such as a ‘digital twins’ or enabling machine learning to identify opportunities and risk
  • undertaking analysis to consider where the next rail line should go, working with government and community stakeholders, considering the social, economic and environmental impact of different options to determine an optimal outcome  
  • working with a team, including architects, engineers, lawyers and people across multiple areas of government, to run an international tender process involving major global companies at the forefront in their fields and negotiate great public outcomes and value for money from complex service contracts such as for transport operations, airports, healthcare or defence; and/or
  • undertaking commercial and financial analysis, designing commercial frameworks such as performance and payment arrangements, and developing and delivering procurement strategies to optimise competitive processes



Enough about us, let’s talk about you.

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in similar capacity with Government clients, or in the public sector.
  • An understanding of the workings of the Australian and/or Australian Capital Territory Government or Defence.
  • An Australian Government National Security Clearance, or the capacity to apply for and maintain an Australian Government National Security Clearance.
  • Experience in either investment appraisal and business case development, or in the procurement of infrastructure or complex services arrangements for Government or Defence.
  • Strong analytical skills and comfort using qualitative and quantitative information to support public sector decision-making.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and an ability to lead teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage and support junior team members’ development.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. Economics, Econometrics, Public Policy, Commerce, Law, Finance or Engineering).


You will also have some, but necessarily all of the following skills and experiences:

  • Financial modelling and/or economic modelling.
  • Contract design and development.
  • An understanding of the economic, financial and social drivers of government investment, decision-making and policy.
  • Experience in consulting.


You may even be an engineer or a lawyer looking for a change in direction, we have lots of those.


Don’t currently live in Canberra? No problem! Let’s chat about how we can support you in making the transition to Australia’s Capital.


Why Deloitte?  

At Deloitte you will work alongside market leading experts in their fields, who will inspire, listen and value your contribution. We will help you grow as you help us grow. Our global infrastructure leadership is based in Australia, and through that you will be able to leverage world leading expertise wherever that is located. You will work alongside Australia’s pre-eminent economic advisors, Deloitte Access Economics, as we consider the market and economic implications of the investments that build our lucky country. Whether there is a wicked problem to solve or an innovative solution waiting to be found, we will work together internally, with our valued clients and with our business partners to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.


You will be joining our recently formed Canberra ICP team where you will be, and will be working with, the best and brightest in growing our business. With the full backing of our Partners and staff you will be part of our ICP start up – involved in every aspect of our client work and business growth, from strategic planning, to training new team members, thought leadership and business development, this is a unique opportunity to build new skills, take more responsibility and share in the benefits of success we create.


We will thrive together, have fun along the way and succeed together.


Next Steps  

Sound exactly like the sort of role for you? Apply now! 





By applying to this job, you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte employee experience globally.


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