Senior Project Manager, Access and Connections

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPS STS
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50946192A
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $177,488 - $241,387
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50946192 - Senior Project Manager, Access and Connections (STS) PD.docx (Word, 409KB)


Contact: Adrian Furner
0418 152 607

Position Details

VicGrid is where you want to be

If you want to do work that matters, then this is the place to be. VicGrid has been established to ensure Victoria has the infrastructure in place to transition to renewable energy.

Elevate your career in renewable energy and help preserve the world around us for future generations.

VicGrid is leading the charge in delivering ground-breaking projects across Victoria. We are an energised team and passionate about the innovative work we deliver. We trust, support, value and nurture our people, as we strive to create a sustainable future for Victorian communities.

We need people with passion, excitement, and capability to work in a fast-paced delivery environment. If you want to be a part of shaping Victoria's renewable energy transition, we want you to work with us. 

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced project delivery professional, with experience across both the commercial and technical aspects of project delivery. The Senior Project Manager will join a growing team of highly motivated engineers and technical specialists to develop and deliver major complex transmission infrastructure projects across the entire project lifecycle from procurement to practical completion.

Leading a multi-disciplinary team, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of existing and new transmission projects that form part of VicGrid's broader program of works. You will also have a unique opportunity to shape the development and implementation of the project management framework within VicGrid.

If this sounds like a program you want to be a part of, keep reading to find out some the things you will be responsible for delivering and some of the skills and experience you will bring with you. You can also refer to the Position Description for more information.

What you will deliver

  • Provide your technical expertise and lead in the development and delivery of large linear complex transmission infrastructure projects to time, cost, scope and quality.
  • Build collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders, including influencing and negotiating with contractors to resolve complex commercial matters.
  • Active and collaborative management of contracts, monitoring contractor progress and negotiating variations, claims and other matters.
  • Thoughtful and active leadership, guidance and development of a multidisciplinary team, fostering a culture of high performance, safety first, inclusiveness to meet project objectives.

What you will bring

  • A degree qualification and a significant track record successfully delivering large complex infrastructure projects with a broad range of contracting models and diverse stakeholders, preferably within the energy sector;
  • Specific energy sector experience involving coordination of access and substation hubs will be desirable;
  • Demonstratable delivery experience on large scale civil or electrical infrastructure in coordinating complex multiple stakeholder environments will be beneficial;
  • Proven experience managing diverse internal and external stakeholders, building collaborative relationships to achieve buy-in on complex strategies;
  • Proactive proven experience managing project risk and developing risk mitigation strategies;
  • Well developed people management and leadership skills, leading multidisciplinary teams through cultural and organisational growth is being sought.

If you think you have transferable skills, an appetite to learn and would be a great fit, we'd love to hear from you.

What we offer you

We are committed to creating a workplace that inspires and engages you.  Joining our new organisation as it establishes its footprint empowers and provides you with the opportunity to influence and shape our culture as well as providing:

  • Career advancement and professional development opportunities
  • Mental health and wellbeing offerings through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which is extended to team members and their families for work and personal issues
  • Annual salary increases and incremental performance-based payments over the course of your employment
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% payment on top of your base salary when you take annual leave and ability to purchase additional leave

Other relevant information:

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 and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Should there be an opportunity for an ongoing appointment, these will only be available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

How to Apply

This is a fixed term position available on a two year fixed term contract. The work location for this position is 2 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, with some overnight travel. Hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, 25 June 2024.

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

VicGrid is an Administrative Office established in relation to the Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate (DEECA). VicGrid welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.


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