Project Manager

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/8714_JAN
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS5 - Project Manager - January 2023.docx (Word, 541KB)

Contact: Paul Kanally on 0473 467 886

Position Details

  • Utilise your experience in infrastructure upgrade projects, building services, facilities, minor new builds, and or refurbishments environments.
  • Ongoing opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service.
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Project Manager to provide a critical role in the Assets and Infrastructure, Contracts and Infrastructure Branch.


About the business unit

The Custodial Operations Division manages prison system-wide issues and delivers system-wide support services.

The Contracts and Infrastructure Branch is responsible for contract management, commercial oversight and advisory services, as well as the effective management and maintenance of all Corrections and Justice Services' prisons and related infrastructure. This includes the development and implementation of all required systems and policies to sustain this diverse asset portfolio. The management of major contracts including private prisons, oversight of major contracts and contract management of a significant number of the group's contracts are a core function of the Branch. It also represents the group's interest on infrastructure and construction projects to ensure the best possible outcomes for stakeholders and commercial partners.


About the role

The role of the Project Manager is to develop business cases, feasibility and option papers, for high value and/or high-risk asset and infrastructure upgrade projects, minor new builds, and refurbishment projects in correctional facilities, in collaboration with Commercial Services internal and external stakeholders and then to deliver those projects.

On a day-to-day basis, the Project Manager will report to the Senior Project Manager Assets and Infrastructure.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.


About you

Corrections Victoria, Contracts and Infrastructure Branch are looking for an accomplished Project Manager who has:

  • Experience in prison infrastructure upgrade projects, including but not limited to building services - security, electrical, mechanical, fire and plumbing, facilities, and or refurbishments
  • Experience working in the live prison environment
  • Outstanding writing, editing, communication and presentation skills
  • Wants to work with the prisons and external consultants and contractors on capital works
  • Experience coordinating procurement activities


How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


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 Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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