Project Officer - MRC & Marngoneet (VPSG4)

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 05/07/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: VG/DJ3524B

Reference: VG/DJ3524B

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

About the Community Safety Building Authority

The Community Safety Building Authority (CSBA) within the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) has been established to design, procure, build and upgrade the infrastructure needed to keep communities safe. Currently going through an exciting period of growth. CSBA are looking for a multitude of positions to be filled to support both new and existing projects.

The CSBA provides end-to-end project development, management and delivery of Victoria's new prisons, youth justice centres, court and custody facilities, emergency services facilities and public safety features such as pedestrian walkway bollards and CCTV networks. As well as delivering new infrastructure CSBA modernises, expands and upgrades existing facilities.

The CSBA has a highly skilled workforce of experienced professionals from across the public and private sectors that support the development, procurement and delivery oversight of major capital projects. The CSBA team includes specialists in community safety infrastructure, project management, engineering, cost management, commercial management, planning and design.

The CSBA has three business units - the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Major Projects and Program Delivery.  The Office of the CEO incorporates Safety, Commercial & Legal, Reporting & Administration, and Governance & Assurance functions.  The Major Projects unit is responsible for the delivery of major, high-value and/or high-risk infrastructure projects across the Justice and Community Safety Sector. It is predominantly responsible for new build projects across the Corrections & Justice Services and Youth Justice portfolios. The Program Delivery unit is responsible for the development and delivery of a range of new build, expansion and upgrade projects for groups across DJCS including Corrections & Justice Services, Youth Justice and Justice Health, as well as external entities such as Court Services Victoria.  Project Development and Advice sits within the Program Delivery unit and develops new capital projects and provides advice across the whole of the CSBA.

Why work for us?

Employees at CSBA have access to a wide variety of opportunities, with an extensive range of career and capability development programs designed to develop our teams.  We want you to grow and develop with us. We want your work to provide you with a strong sense of purpose and achievement.

We are committed to providing you with a supportive and inclusive culture and to supporting your work-life balance.  Our people can take advantage of flexible working arrangements such as flexible hours, compressed working hours, working from home and additional purchased leave, leave at half-pay or leave without pay.

As part of the DJCS, CSBA has one of the most progressive health and wellbeing programs in the industry. We recognise that our people are critical to our ability to successfully deliver our projects and we take a holistic approach to engaging and retaining our people.  You can access free professional advice and support to empower you to deal with a wide range of professional and personal issues.  This includes career and personal development, legal issues, nutrition and lifestyle, mental health issues and relationship issues.  You can also access discounted private health insurance, fitness classes and gym memberships, and excellent bicycle facilities.

About the Role

The role will contribute to a variety of complex construction projects, including major business initiatives, the procurement of contracted services and products, investment proposals, and infrastructure projects.

There are currently two roles which have a combination of work from home and site based at Marngoneet and Metropolitan Remand Centre projects. Duties include preparation of project plans, monitoring and reporting on project status, contributing to risk and issue management, effective stakeholder liaison, engagement of consultants and contractors, site attendance pre/during construction, contract administration, financial reporting, and project governance. The role may involve working on more than one project concurrently.

You will also:

  • Prepare daily construction surveillance report including monitoring of construction program and 2 week lookahead program.
  • Liaise and collate OHS metrics to update governance reports. Manage safety incident investigations, reporting and closeout safety incidents with Principal Contractor and CSBA Safety Manager.
  • Review and manage revisions to Principal Constructor's management plans in consultation with the Senior Project Manager.
  • Manager and build strong relationships with Operations Manager, Facility management team members and CV escort staff. Work closely with the Facility Management team to close out and handover As Builts and OM Manuals.
  • Manage correspondence and site access to site to State Locksmith, State technical advisors, CSBA I.T. teams and except deliveries. Manage correspondence and site access for decanting of CV staff and equipment. Manager prison access requests
  • Manage defect process on Aconex for allocated Separable Portions.
  • Prepare and review project documentation including reports, plans, budgets and briefing materials for senior management and stakeholders.
  • Manage the procurement activities and engagements, ensuring they are completed on time and to the satisfaction of stakeholders.
  • Organise, participate in and facilitate project meetings, provide secretariat support for complex/contractual meetings and follow up of action items.
  • Undertake research and analysis and prepare advice to the Senior Project Manager/Project Manager and other staff on project related matters including operational communications and consultation strategies.
  • Establish and maintain the project schedules and work breakdown structure including monitoring work against the baseline and reporting on status.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders to create mutually beneficial partnerships essential to the success of the project
  • Contribute to proactive risk and issue management, recommend options and solutions, maintain the risk and issue register and produce reports as required.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new and improved processes to support the delivery of project objectives.
  • Manage the procurement and payment of goods and services related to projects and maintain invoice payment records and other financial data.
  • Control and store documentation relating to contracts, tenders, project documentation and operating and maintenance manuals.
  • Perform other project site and administration tasks as required.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated expertise or knowledge of the principles and processes of project and site management, quality control, and project lifecycle stages.
  • Demonstrated expertise or knowledge of procurement and contract management.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office and use of other project management software.
  • Experience in site management of trades on commercial/ infrastructure projects with a Tier 1 or 2 builder an advantage.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

The Department has legislated duties to provide and maintain a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and other workplace participants. Consistent with these duties the Department has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all employees who are, or may be, required to work for the Department outside their ordinary place of residence to be COVID-19 vaccinated within the timeframes specified by the Department and/or any timeframe set by any Chief Health Officer direction. The policy applies to all new and current employees. 

Project Officer - MRC & Marngoneet (VPSG4)

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Bob Baldassa | bob.baldassa@justice.vic.gov.au

Project Officer - MRC & Marngoneet (VPSG4)