Deputy Project Director, Project Delivery

Be at the heart of Victoria’s energy transition

Plan and develop key future transmission infrastructure projects

Remuneration – VPS7 $173,134 - $235,465

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: VPS STS
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50946187
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $173,134 - $235,465
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50946187 - Deputy Project Director Project Delivery - PD (3).docx (Word, 818KB)


Contact: Natasha Diamond
0412 822 348

Position Details

The Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) employs more than 4,800 staff in 91 locations across the state and brings together Victoria's climate change, biodiversity protection, resources, water, energy, land management, agriculture and forest and fire management functions. DEECA is dedicated to improving Victoria's liveability while protecting the state's natural environment, infrastructure, and heritage for future generations.

VicGrid is a division in DEECA's Energy Group that co-ordinates the planning and development of Victoria's Renewable Energy Zones (REZs), including overseeing investments to strengthen the transmission grid and unlock the potential of REZs. VicGrid is facilitating major transmission network upgrades in Victoria and implementing transmission planning reforms through the Victorian Transmission Investment Framework, which includes the development and delivery of transmission infrastructure projects.

Reporting to the Director, Project Delivery, the Deputy Project Director, Project Delivery is responsible for assisting the Director in planning and developing key future transmission infrastructure projects in Victoria. This will include being actively involved in assembling and managing a growing team as it develops and delivers significant energy transmission network augmentations in Victoria. Among the initiatives, the position supports the Director in offshore wind transmission project development and delivery, as well as early works support for the KerangLink interconnector between Victoria and New South Wales.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience managing interface relationships and multiple stakeholders for major complex infrastructure projects or works programs within the energy sector, along with experience in program planning, scheduling, workplace health and safety or risk management with regards to major infrastructure projects. An understanding of the government authorising environment and decision making in relation to major infrastructure projects is desirable, along with tertiary qualification(s) in project management, engineering, or a related field.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘apply now' button and upload your resume. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Natasha Diamond on 0412 822 348.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close 11pm Sunday 29th January 2023, early applications are welcome directly through this advertisement.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


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