Preventative Project Lead

For nearly 50 years, EPA Victoria (EPA) has helped make our state a healthier, more liveable place.

As Victoria’s environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we’re increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we’re now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

Job Details
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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/701560A
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: 13 months
Attachments: PD_PN701560_Preventative Project Lead_Regulatory Services_VPS5.docx (Word, 217KB)

PC-FM-Application Form.doc.docx (Word, 106KB)

Contact: Marissa Katsis

Position Details

Preventative Project Lead.

  • Deliver projects that protect environment and human health
  • Lead a diverse outcome focused team
  • Create positive state-wide impact

About the organisation

As the environmental regulator, EPA Victoria works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the health and wellbeing of Victoria's communities and environment from the harmful effects of pollution and waste. We are a values and purpose driven organisation, that works with the community, governments and industry to achieve our objectives and deliver for all Victorians.

We're an independent statutory authority, established in 1971 and have undergone the biggest transformation in our history with the Environment Protection Act 2017 coming into effect on 1 July 2021. The new Act requires us to change our approach to become a world class regulator, using new powers and tools to prevents risk to the environment and human health.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Preventative Projects, the Preventative Project Lead leads and manages a small team responsible for partnering across the organisation teams to deliver temporal projects across the state. You will design, commission, manage and oversee the delivery of projects aligned to EPA's strategic priorities to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste.

This is a senior role for an experienced project manager and people leader that wants to contribute to the success of the EPA as it enters a new era of environmental protection in Victoria. You lead and manage a team through change to ensure a positive organisational culture and ensure the highest standards of performance and integrity are achieved; and foster genuine partnerships   across   all   levels of government, industry, and community to deliver organisational outcomes.

About you

With a strong background in project management, you have a proven record in unpacking the behavioural element of complex problems and using theory of change to design outcomes-based interventions to drive positive change. You are experienced in stakeholder management, facilitation and can translate complex or large volumes of information into clear and succinct written or verbal communications. Known for your ability to inspire high performance and integrity, you are an effective team member and foster genuine partnerships across all levels of government, industry, and community. As a senior member of a multidisciplinary team, you empower people to ensure accountability and deliver during periods of change.

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services. Please click the apply button at the bottom of the page. Attachments can be uploaded in doc. Docx. Pdf, txt or rtf. Forms.

Applicants should submit:

 Cover letter addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role;

  • Resume including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight on 8 December 2021. For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

Please contact Marissa Katsis by email to further information

EPA Victoria requires all prospective employees to complete a pre-screening employment assessment including a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued, and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, which drive innovation and success in everything we do.

At EPA Victoria, the safety of our people, stakeholders and community is our first priority, which is why all applicants are required to be fully COVID vaccinated with both doses or (approved exemption), in accordance with the Chief Health Officer directions. We are committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force.

If you require advice and support with the application process, please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842.

EPA Victoria utilises an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to this role within a 3-month period.

Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.

For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit



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