Being part of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia means setting the pace, leading the debate, guiding planning and developing policy for the priorities and direction for infrastructure development throughout Australia.




Policy Manager (Transport)

Reporting to the Director of Economics and Policy and working closely with the CEO, you will take a central role in identifying, developing and delivering high quality infrastructure policy and research. Specifically, you will take responsibility for IPA’s transport policy function across the four core sectors (airports, road, rail and ports). You will also be required to work on cross sector issues such as funding and budget analysis, economic regulation and technology.

You will have unrivalled opportunities to develop and maintain effective relationships with senior business and public sector leaders, as well as key policymakers across Australia.


Key responsibilities:

  • conduct detailed and well-evidenced research and analysis on a broad range of policy issues across transport infrastructure;
  • write policy documents, including major reports, briefing notes, submissions;
  • engage with senior executives from the public and private sectors on policy and regulatory matters
    – including through the oversight of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s policy taskforces;
  • Manage and approve project additions and updates in a timely and accurate manner to;
  • build and maintain strong relationships across Federal and state governments, regulatory agencies and the private sector; and
  • think strategically about the role Infrastructure Partnerships Australia can play in the infrastructure policy debate.


Desired attributes:

  • an outcome orientated approach to work, and determination to drive projects forward
  • experience in infrastructure gained through government, a regulator or private sector;
  • tertiary qualifications in a relevant field (economics, public policy, law, commerce, engineering);
  • high level written and oral communication skills, with the ability to develop a range of policy documents, including speeches, briefing notes, submissions and major policy reports;
  • highly developed research, analytical and problem-solving skills, with a capacity to undertake complex quantitative and qualitative research;
  • a deep understanding of public policy development and regulatory affairs at the state and Federal level of government;
  • a demonstrated capacity to engage collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including at senior executive levels;
  • an ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, with a particular capacity to differentiate between the immediate and the important;
  • experience compiling, analysing and interpreting economic and statistical data; and
  • a proven understanding of economic and financial principles.


Full description


To apply:

Applicants please send a covering letter and resume to:

Human Resources Manager
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
E: [email protected]

For further information please contact: Nick Hudson, Director of Economics and Policy on 02 9152 6018.



Helen Cameron 
General Manager, Finance and Company Secretary

E: [email protected]