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Senior Project Officer
• Full-time, fixed-term opportunity until 30 June 2020
• Culture underpinned by ‘Building Confidence’
• Newly created role within a dynamic team.

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CLAD/6041
Closing Date: 17-Feb-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $117,293
Job Duration: 30 June 2020
File Attachment: pd - cladding - senior project officer- grade 5.docx
Contact: Michelle Beresford, Project Manager
Contact Details: 03 9618 9081

Position Details

The primary purpose of the Senior Project Officer (Cladding) will be to provide coordinated project management to the Statewide Cladding Audit (SCA) unit, ensuring all project management policies and procedures are met. This person will also support the Project Management Office (PMO), the SCA and the Executive Leadership Team, to deliver on a range of key business objectives through liaison with key stakeholders, and will involve generating a range of project documentation, correspondence, briefings, reports and presentations.

Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in this position, you will need:

  • project management experience, preferably in the Government sector or a similarly regulated industry, with experience delivering complex projects within tight timeframes and budgets;
  • ability to prepare project plans that are aligned with the organisation's strategic vision;
  • proven experience in project procurement activities;
  • proven experience in risk management, including the development of a risk register;
  • excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate written documents, reports and correspondence;
  • strong organisational skills, with the ability to self-manage and prioritise competing deadlines; and  
  • high-level proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite (including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, graphics, databases, etc), TRIM (or similar electronic records system).
  • proven ability to coach and mentor colleagues to support the organisation's plans and objectives;
  • proven ability to work effectively within  a team;  
  • demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and tact; and
  • demonstrated ability to be decisive and flexible, and make rational and sound decisions based on considered and objective reason, whilst also maintaining impartiality and professionalism.

Why work for the VBA? 

The VBA is a values-based organisation that invests in its employees. Our values are: We Problem Solve, We Work as One and We Deliver.

Benefits of working for the VBA include:

  • flexible working arrangements;
  • employee health and wellbeing initiatives;
  • an amazing workplace in our award-winning, heritage-listed, 5-Star Green Star, Docklands office; and
  • employee learning and development opportunities.

Salary Details

A base salary in the Grade 5 range of $96,942 to $117,293 per annum (plus 9.5% super) will be negotiated with the successful candidate, depending on their skills and experience.

Application Process

To view the full position description and start your application, click 'Apply Now'.

The VBA's job application process requires you to upload:

  • your current resume;
  • a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria for the position;
  • proof of your right to work in Australia (e.g. citizenship or residency documents, or a valid Australian working visa); and
  • proof of any qualifications relevant to the role.

Please note:

  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.
  • Standard recruitment practices apply, which may include interviewing, skills and competency testing, reference checking and other selection processes.

Applications are due by midnight on Sunday, 17 February 2019. 

No agencies, please.

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