Current vacancies

Below you will find the full list of jobs open for application. 

 

Associate Director – Media Engagement

  • Full time, permanent role responsible for the development and execution of Infrastructure Australia’s media strategy
  • Hybrid flexible working arrangements, attractive paid leave provisions and professional development support offered
  • Applications closing: 11:59pm Sunday 5th February 2023

Agency overview

Infrastructure Australia is an independent statutory body with a mandate to prioritise and advise on nationally significant infrastructure. Infrastructure Australia provides independent research and high-quality advice to all levels of government, as well as investors and owners of infrastructure, on Australia's requirements for nationally significant infrastructure.

Primary purpose of the role

The Associate Director Media Engagement plays a key role in enabling Infrastructure Australia's proactive and effective engagement with its diverse suite of stakeholders including media, Government, private sector entities and the public. Working closely with the Director – Communications & Engagement, the position is responsible for promoting and influencing public debate on infrastructure in Australia through the media and other channels in support of the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Director – Communications & Engagement by managing communications and engagement plans for each of Infrastructure Australia's key stakeholder groups
  • Develop strong working relationships across a range of stakeholders both internally and externally to enhance IA’s reputation
  • Research and develop proactive story pitches to achieve Infrastructure Australia's media objectives and enhance reputation.
  • Lead the development, execution and evaluation of communication and media campaigns for public launches, including the development of key messages and products, and managing emerging media and communications issues, including dealing tactically with day-to-day issues and media inquiries as well as effectively identifying and managing risks
  • Provide briefings and advice to the CEO and executive about media issues, strategies and media engagements
  • Develop a variety of compelling communications and stakeholder engagement content to inform and support effective engagement with the media and stakeholders (e.g. speeches, web content, policy documents, fact sheets, op-eds, newsletters, press releases, presentations, briefing documents and reports)
  • Prepare engaging, high quality and strategically aligned messaging and content across traditional and digital media channels, within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Essential Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or significant experience in senior media, Public Relations or Communications roles
  • Must be an Australian Citizen
  • Strong media-savvy, political acumen and demonstrated experience successfully engaging political and senior government stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, engage and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders across a range of industries with diverse and potentially competing interests
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders using a range of channels and media
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across functions to achieve shared goals and to translate organizational goals into stakeholder engagement strategies and communications plans
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute effective communication and engagement strategies

Benefits of working at Infrastructure Australia:

  • We are committed to supporting employee health and wellbeing and offer a range of initiatives including genuine hybrid and flexible working arrangements to help you balance your professional and personal life
  • Attractive leave provisions including 15 days of paid Personal Leave, 18 weeks of Parental Leave for parents at full pay or 36 weeks at half pay (for eligible employees) and up to 3 additional days of paid leave when our offices close over the Christmas period
  • Professional Development support offered through extensive in-house training and external training/education support
  • We have a positive, collaborative, respectful, innovative and inclusive culture evidenced by staff surveys which show that our employees feel empowered, autonomous and proud to work here.

How to apply

We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQI+, people with disability, people with caring responsibilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To find out more about our current and upcoming Job opportunities follow us on LinkedIn #InfrastructureAustralia

Director – Industry Policy and Advocacy

  • Full time, permanent role accountable for the development and delivery of the policy and research agenda of Infrastructure Australia
  • Hybrid flexible working arrangements, attractive paid leave provisions and professional development support offered
  • Applications closing: 11:59pm 12th February 2023

Agency overview

Infrastructure Australia is an independent statutory body with a mandate to prioritise and advise on nationally significant infrastructure. Infrastructure Australia provides independent research and high-quality advice to all levels of government, as well as investors and owners of infrastructure, on Australia's requirements for nationally significant infrastructure.

Primary purpose of the role

The Director – Industry Policy and Advocacy is accountable for the development and delivery of the policy and research agenda of Infrastructure Australia as it relates primarily to industry innovation and productivity and in particular in response to the request from Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) to monitor the economic conditions and constraints of Australia’s construction market for the purpose of understanding capacity to deliver. The role leads a small team and manages consultants, and reports to the Chief – Policy and Research as a senior member of the Policy & Research team. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of the timely development, delivery and promotion of the Infrastructure Australia Policy and Research Agenda, based on the policy focus areas approved by the Infrastructure Australia executive and Board. 
  • Work closely with the Chief of Policy and Research to identify relevant and contemporary policy and research opportunities, for research, policy development or advocacy 
  • Shape Infrastructure Australia’s strategic direction through the identification, development and delivery of policy reform priorities with members of the executive leadership team. 
  • Lead the assessment of reform proposals to ensure their quantifiable and measureable impact, including the prioritisation of options based on their efficacy. 
  • Represent Infrastructure Australia’s policy views, strategy and priorities in written and broadcast media, to various public inquiries and panels, and in a range of public settings
  • Advance Infrastructure Australia’s strategic objectives by fostering and developing working relationships with stakeholders across governments, industry bodies, infrastructure operators and investors, and community groups. 
  • Manage a small team of policy specialists including direct report employees, team members operating in a matrix environment, secondees and consultants. 

Essential Requirements:

  • 10 years or more experience in policy development gained through similar roles, preferably within infrastructure policy (e.g. in consulting, government, academia or industry bodies) or operating environment (e.g. (infrastructure procurement, industry policy, resilience, urban policy and planning, or a specific infrastructure sector) 
  • Extensive understanding of the policy development process in relevant areas, such as infrastructure, transport, urban or regional development. 
  • Demonstrated ability to balance the strategic implications of policy development with the detailed analysis required to develop thorough, evidence-based policy deliverables. 
  • A deep understanding of techniques and methodologies for the assessment and prioritisation of policy proposals. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams under project conditions, including the ability to collaborate across functions to achieve shared strategic goals. 
  • Proven project management skills, including procurement and effective budget management. 
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills and a flexible interpersonal style, including an ability to communicate concisely and persuasively with diverse stakeholders using a range of channels and media. 
  • Must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident

Benefits of working at Infrastructure Australia:

  • Attractive leave provisions including 15 days of paid Personal Leave, 18 weeks of Parental Leave for parents at full pay or 36 weeks at half pay (for eligible employees) and up to 3 additional days of paid leave when our offices close over the Christmas period
  • We are committed to supporting employee health and wellbeing and offer a range of initiatives including genuine hybrid and flexible working arrangements to help you balance your professional and personal life
  • Professional Development support offered through extensive in-house training and external training/education support
  • We have a positive, collaborative, respectful, innovative and inclusive culture evidenced by staff surveys which show that our employees feel empowered, autonomous and proud to work here.

How to apply

We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQI+, people with disability, people with caring responsibilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To find out more about our current and upcoming Job opportunities follow us on LinkedIn #InfrastructureAustralia