Senior Project Officer x 5 (VPSG5)

Job posted: 20/05/2020
Applications close: 03/06/2020 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Department of Education and Training

Salary: $98,396 - $119,052

Occupation: Construction

Reference: VG/DET/VSBA/1463435

Reference: VG/DET/VSBA/1463435

Occupation: Construction

Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Victorian School Building Authority The Victorian School Building Authority was created in 2016 to manage the State Government’s record investment in building new schools and early learning centres, and modernising existing ones. We are delivering the schools needed for Victoria’s rapidly-growing population, and equipping them to prepare students for the new demands of the 21st century.

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER (multiple positions X 5) - Fixed Term

Reporting to a Manager in the Delivery Division, this position will lead and ‘own' a number of capital delivery projects of school infrastructure ranging in scale from approximately $0.2 million to $25 million by:

  • Assisting in the coordination of all aspects of project execution across the project lifecycle from feasibility through to project close to ensure expectations are understood and agreed, the program is maintained, key milestones are met, and that delivery, performance and financial targets are achieved.
  • Assisting in preparing project feasibility information, including establishing budgets and developing business cases.
  • Working with the Delivery Division Managers and Director, to collaborate with internal and external teams and resources on a range of matters, such as planning, design, legal and communications.
  • Assisting in the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships with diverse stakeholders in order to manage risks and resolve issues impacting project delivery. This is likely to include managing sensitive negotiations with stakeholders with competing priorities.
  • Assisting  the Delivery Division Managers and Director by providing clear advice and reporting on project planning, project delivery status, benefits and outcomes for a range of stakeholders, including Ministers, the Secretary, senior officers and project teams.
  • Connecting insights from analysis into strategy development, investment advice and investment prioritisation processes.

The ideal candidate will have a background across the full development construction project lifecycle, including coordinating and directing consultants, contractors and external stakeholders, in both greenfield and brownfield infrastructure projects. Your proven project management skills, together with your qualifications in a relevant discipline will be highly regarded in securing this opportunity. Knowledge of public sector infrastructure funding and delivery systems will also be looked upon favourably.

To be considered for this role, candidates must submit the following:

  1. A brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position
  2. CV
  3. Response to the Key Selection Criteria contained within the attached Position description

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email: vps.hr.services@edumail.vic.gov.au

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 3 June 2020

Senior Project Officer x 5 (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 3 years

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Kat Belcher | 03 7022 1672

Senior Project Officer x 5 (VPSG5)