Principal Project Officer (VPSG6)

Job posted: 18/12/2020
Applications close: 17/01/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Up to 31/12/2021

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DHHS/I/551440A

Reference: VG/DHHS/I/551440A

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.


The Principal Project Officer within the Planning and Development branch of the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority, (VHHSBA) will manage all origination activities up to and including the preparation of capital businesses cases pursuant to Department of Treasury and Finance guidelines for Victorian health infrastructure projects.

Therefore, the Principal Project Officer must have: extensive knowledge of the Victorian healthcare system, proven stakeholder engagement and management skills and an extensive track record managing the identification, definition and development of health infrastructure projects.

The Principal Project Officer will work to deliver high quality projects, on time and on budget consistent with the VHHSBA Project Management Framework. They must demonstrate an extensive background in health infrastructure project management or front-end engineering and design and will have the capacity to think laterally, methodically and be capable of forming an excellent network of internal and external collaborators.

Are you 

  • Dedicated to achieving excellence in defining and developing Victoria's health infrastructure pipeline
  • Rigorous in the pursuit of informing robust and sound capital investment decisions for Government
  • A highly motivated individual, looking to expand your leadership and management skills.

The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (the Authority) is a recognised leader in the origination, planning and delivery of social infrastructure projects for Victoria; and is responsible for the Victorian Government's multi-billion-dollar health and human services infrastructure program comprising $23 billion in managed assets and $6 billion of funded infrastructure committed and/or being delivered.    

With this significant financial responsibility, the Authority has a keen focus on boosting efficiency and innovation in the planning, management and delivery of infrastructure to meet the needs of our growing population; whether it be public housing, so our most vulnerable Victorians have a safe and modern place to call home, or sophisticated health infrastructure and equipment to provide Victorians access to the highest quality healthcare.  

The Authority's track record, recent implementation of both a best-practice Program Management Office and an integrated Communications unit, together with national recognition for our High Value High Risk / Public Private Partnership projects, establishes the Authority as a centre of infrastructure project management expertise.  

Our aim is to deliver world-class services and facilities to ensure Victoria continues to be one of the most liveable places in the world, now and for generations to come.


The Authority is located within the Department of Health and Human Services.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Principal Project Officer (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / Up to 31/12/2021

Job classification:



Nick Arvanitis | 0408 613 136

Principal Project Officer (VPSG6)