Senior Project Manager (VPSG6)

Job posted: 15/06/2022
Applications close: 29/06/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 30 June 2025

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DH/HI/1638129

Reference: VG/DH/HI/1638129

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

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.


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. 

Our work includes planning and building new hospitals and ambulance stations, aged care and mental health facilities, early parenting centres, redeveloping existing hospital facilities as well as replacing and upgrading engineering infrastructure.

The VHBA is expanding our teams to help deliver a large pipeline of health capital projects across Victoria.

This opportunity will be suited to candidates that thrive in a challenging, collaborative, delivery focussed environment who enjoy making a difference in local communities.

The primary purpose of the Senior Project Manager role is the management and implementation of a range of Capital Projects. The role will be responsible for leading and developing a multi-disciplinary team, focussed on high performance, accountability and project excellence. This role will also lead the integration of project requirements including; engineering, cost, constructability, land planning and environment, communications and stakeholder relations.

The Senior Project Manager would confidently represent the Department negotiating with contractors as well as resolving complex issues through a process of consultation and negotiation with key stakeholders. The role would also focus on stakeholder issues and influence their views.

Are you:

  • Are you passionate about social infrastructure and delivering benefits to the community?
  • Want to be part of the largest health infrastructure team?
  • Committed to delivery of sustainable services to Victorian communities?
  • A person with excellent communication and relationship building skills?
  • A strong team player with the ability to work autonomously to deliver outcomes?

Key accountabilities

The purpose of these roles is to plan and manage capital projects which include managing client relationships, consultant and contractor procurement, project budget and delivery, project cashflow and forecasting, monitoring and performance reporting. The key stakeholders are capital health project clients, such as hospitals and health services, consultants and contractor as well as the health community at large.

Operating at Value Range 1, you will:

  • Project manage the delivery of significant capital projects, so as to meet Government project objectives, budget and community expectations.
  • Develop quality feasibility studies and master plan for identified client requests for capital projects.
  • Manage the tendering process to engage consultants and builders required for project delivery and effective ongoing management of resulting contracts.
  • Monitor and report on project progress and expenditure, project cashflow and forecasting and report to key stakeholders and project management offices on overall program and budget performance.
  • Actively identify emerging pressures and possible issues and develop risk management strategies to address them.
  • Effectively manage and provide leadership to a team of employees by:
    • leading and supporting individuals to achieve their potential and contribution to organisational goals and outcomes
    • modelling behaviours integral to good people management and departmental values
    • where relevant, managing and monitoring specific improvement objectives in annual improvement plans relating to the area of responsibility
  • Provide timely expert advice and develop open and effective communication strategies including collection of highly complex, contentious or sensitive information on matters of staff or business.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external project stakeholders including DoH health divisions, project managers and agencies.
  • Proactively resolve problems and facilitate positive outcomes.
  • Identify and provide timely expert quality advice on issues affecting projects.
  • Conduct post occupancy reviews and project reviews and advise on improvements.
  • Display a willingness to work cooperatively with peers and senior management in an operating environment with conflicting and changing priorities.
  • Cooperate with managers in consultative processes that improve health and safety by using the relevant tools and systems, such as procedures, guidelines and policies.
  • Observe the safe working practices you have been trained in, and as far as you are able, protect your own and others' health and safety.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

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 fully vaccinated 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.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

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.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Project Manager  (VPSG6)

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Full time / 30 June 2025

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Terry Hannaford | terry.hannaford@health.vic.gov.au

Senior Project Manager  (VPSG6)