Senior Project Officer

Senior Project Officer (7 positions - 3 year fixed term positions) Project Delivery Branch Victorian School Building Authority
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/VSBA/20011431X7
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 3 years from appointment
Attachments: 61129 - Senior Project Officer 19-09-22.doc (Word, 228KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Daniel Murambadoro
7008 8390

Position Details

Senior Project Officer (3 years fixed term)

Reporting to a Manager in the Delivery Division, this position will lead and ‘own' a number of capital delivery projects of school infrastructure ranging in scale from approximately $2 million to $25 million by:

  • Assisting in the coordination of all aspects of project execution across the project lifecycle from feasibility through to project close to ensure expectations are understood and agreed, the program is maintained, key milestones are met, and that delivery, performance and financial targets are achieved.
  • Assisting in preparing project feasibility information, including establishing budgets and developing business cases.
  • Working with the Delivery Division Managers and Director, to collaborate with internal and external teams and resources on a range of matters, such as planning, design, legal and communications.
  • Assisting in the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships with diverse stakeholders in order to manage risks and resolve issues impacting project delivery. This is likely to include managing sensitive negotiations with stakeholders with competing priorities.
  • Assisting the Delivery Division Managers and Director by providing clear advice and reporting on project planning, project delivery status, benefits and outcomes for a range of stakeholders, including Ministers, the Secretary, senior officers and project teams.
  • Connecting insights from analysis into strategy development, investment advice and investment prioritisation processes.

The ideal candidate will have a background across the full development construction project lifecycle, including coordinating and directing consultants, contractors and external stakeholders, in both greenfield and brownfield infrastructure projects. Your proven project management skills, together with your qualifications in a relevant discipline will be highly regarded in securing this opportunity. Knowledge of public sector infrastructure funding and delivery systems will also be looked upon favourably.

To be considered for this role, candidates must submit the following:

  1. A covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description (maximum 3 pages).
  2. Resume

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and

Applications close 3/10/2022

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