Principal Project Manager (VPSG6)

Job posted: 14/09/2023
Applications close: 01/10/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 Years

Organisation: Victorian Health Building Authority

Salary: $129,379 - $173,138

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DH/HI/1749293

Reference: VG/DH/HI/1749293

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Role purpose

Multiple Positions available!

The Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Victorian Government's multibillion-dollar health infrastructure program including $16.6 billion in managed assets and $8.8 billion in planning and delivery.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Program Delivery the primary purpose of the Principal Project Manager role is the management and implementation of a range of Capital Projects and leading/developing internal project management teams and external multi-disciplinary consultant teams, focussed on high performance, accountability and project excellence. The role also leads the integration of project requirements including; engineering, cost, constructability, land planning and environment, communications and stakeholder relations.

The role would confidently represent the Department with contractors and negotiate with them as well as resolve complex issues through a process of consultation and negotiation with key stakeholders. Authoritative expert advice and technical report are likely to be required. The role also has a focus on stakeholder issues and influencing their views.

Are you:

  • Passionate about improving the delivery of public sector capital projects?
  • Committed to delivery of sustainable services to Victorian communities?
  • A strong people leader and team player with the ability to work autonomously to deliver outcomes?

Knowledge and skills

  1. People Management: Aligns team with the organisational values and goals through effective people management and modelling; maximises effectiveness by selecting, developing, managing and motivating a high performing team; clearly defines roles and expectations; monitors performance, provides timely and constructive feedback and facilitates employee development; ensures staff are effectively deployed through effective workforce planning practices.
  2. Written Communication: Prepares complex briefs, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language; edits written communications to ensure they contain the information necessary to achieve their purpose and meet audience needs; ensures appropriate style and formats are used.
  3. Project Management: assist with project plans where objectives are clearly defined and action steps for achieving them are clearly specified; regularly communicates with and supports project team members; ensures project objectives are met by anticipating and managing potential and emerging issues.
  4. Stakeholder Management: Identifies issues in common for one or more stakeholders and uses to build mutually beneficial partnerships; identifies and responds to stakeholder's underlying needs; uses understanding of the stakeholders' organisational context to ensure outcomes are achieved; find innovative solutions to resolve stakeholder issues.
  5. Self-management: invites feedback on own behaviour and impact; uses new knowledge or information about self to build a broader understanding of own behaviour and the impact it has on others; understands strong emotional reactions and seeks ways to more effectively manage them.

Personal qualities

  1. Developing others:Actively seeks to improve others' skills and talents by providing constructive feedback, coaching and training opportunities; empowers others by investing them with the authority and latitude to accomplish tasks; appropriately delegates' responsibilities to further development of others.
  2. Conceptual and Analytical Ability: Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; uses analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems; has creative ideas and can project how these can link to innovation.
  3. Detail Focus: Observes fine details; identifies gaps in information; looks for logical sequences of information; highlights practical considerations of plans and activities.
  4. Relationship Building: Establishes and maintains relationships with people at all levels; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements; forges useful partnerships with people across business areas, functions and organisations; builds trust through consistent actions, values and communications; minimises surprises.
  5. Teamwork: Cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; collaborates and shares information; shows consideration, concern and respect for others' feelings and ideas; accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others; encourages resolution of conflict within group.


  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in architecture, building, engineering or equivalent experience.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

Victorian Public Sector employees and other JSE-eligible applicants will receive priority consideration for this role and are encouraged to apply directly via the Jobs & Skills Exchange (JSE).

For further information please visit the Department of Health. Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Principal Project Manager (VPSG6)

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Full time / 3 Years

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Samantha Morgan | samantha.morgan@health.vic.gov.au

Principal Project Manager (VPSG6)