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  • Post Date: April 29, 2022
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Job Overview
  • Seeking two experienced infrastructure Project Managers with Pacific experience
  • Long-term senior positions based in Honiara

Overview of the Roles
SIIP are seeking two experienced Infrastructure Project Managers who will be responsible for managing the delivery of infrastructure projects in Solomon Islands. The Project Managers will each manage relevant sub-contractors and inputs from other SIIP technical team members.

The Project Managers will report to and assist the Infrastructure Management Lead (IML) to provide advice to Government of Australia (GoA), Solomon Islands Government (SIG) and stakeholders regarding all aspects of infrastructure delivery.

About SIIP
The Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program (SIIP) is a flagship 10-year infrastructure program funded by the Australian Government. The program intends to improve the quality and accessibility of economic infrastructure across the provinces, delivering outcomes that contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It will focus on areas such as transport (land, sea and air), communication, electricity, water and sanitation, and infrastructure that supports rural development, such as markets. At the conclusion of SIIP it is expected that:

  • Solomon Islands will have enhanced capacity to plan, manage, finance, construct and maintain critical economic infrastructure
  • the program will have left a legacy of high profile, resilient and accessible infrastructure assets in a range of sectors across the country that support inclusive economic growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate delivery of major SIIP infrastructure projects from inception to completion. This will include management and coordination of; project scoping and feasibility, oversight and coordination of technical consultants, construction supervision, contract administration, project financial management, and project risk management. The initial projects under the responsibility of the Project Managers are in the health sector and provincial markets.
  • Provide effective leadership and management of subordinates within the SIIP infrastructure delivery team.
  • Perform the role of client’s representative or superintendent on infrastructure design and construction contracts.
  • Ensure robust monitoring and performance management of sub-contractors.
  • Proactively mitigate and/or manage emergent issues and risks as they arise, in close consultation with the IML.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with the client, team members, contractors, consultants and other stakeholders through regular and effective communication.
  • Oversee and manage safety and safeguard processes, including ensuring Contractor adherence to WHS and EHS plans and requirements.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience in infrastructure project delivery/management including construction supervision (refer to TORs for years of experience)
  • Tertiary and/or trade qualifications in a relevant area such as: Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Project Management or a related discipline.
  • Experience successfully delivering projects in Pacific Island Countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and support subcontractors and design consultants.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement experience, with proven ability to maintain effective relationships with key senior government and private sector stakeholders.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, capacity development and skills transfer activities including demonstrated experience mentoring and modelling.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, gender equality, social inclusion and safeguards management.
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to manage complex issues and risks, anticipate barriers and create practical solutions.

To access the full Terms of Reference detailing the role, responsibilities and selection criteria for this position, please copy and paste the relevant link into your web browser:
Project Manager – markets:
Project Manager – health:  

How to Apply?
We welcome your interest in joining the SIIP team. Please click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application online, your application must include:

  1. A cover letter outlining your suitability for the position.
  2. A copy of your up to date resume.
  • This contract roles are unaccompanied until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. Once Cardno determine that it is safe, accompanied deployments will be considered on a case by case basis post full vaccination.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, LGBTQ+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities.
  • Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm AEST on Monday 23 May 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] quoting Project Manager – markets or Project Manager – health in the subject line.
About Cardno International Development
We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Cardno International Development has extensive experience managing a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Collaborating with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact.

Cardno International Development is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection, fraud and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach, you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno International Development staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to safer working culture.

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