Project Director Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $170,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $195,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $220,000 AUD


  • Project Leadership: Oversees large-scale projects from inception to completion, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and successful delivery.
  • Team Management and Development: Leads and mentors project managers and teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Manages relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring clear communication and alignment on project goals and progress.
  • Budget and Resource Optimisation: Manages project budgets and resources, ensuring efficient use and maximisation of available assets.
  • Risk Management and Quality Assurance: Identifies and mitigates project risks, ensuring quality standards are maintained throughout the project lifecycle.

Key Skills

  • Project Management Expertise: Extensive experience in managing large-scale IT projects, with a strong understanding of project management methodologies.
  • Leadership and Team Building: Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and develop high-performing teams.
  • Strategic Thinking: Strong strategic thinking and planning abilities, with a focus on aligning IT initiatives with business objectives.
  • Financial Acumen: Proficient in financial management, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost control.
  • Communication and Negotiation: Excellent communication and negotiation skills, capable of effectively managing stakeholder expectations and resolving conflicts.

Standard Industry Training

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD)

Interview Questions for IT Project Director Candidates

  1. Can you describe your approach to managing large-scale IT projects and how you align them with business goals?
  2. How do you handle conflicting priorities and stakeholder expectations in complex projects?
  3. Describe a challenging IT project you managed. What were the obstacles, and how did you overcome them?
  4. How do you ensure your project teams remain motivated and productive throughout the project lifecycle?
  5. What strategies do you use for budget management and cost optimisation in IT projects?
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