Principal Project Managers

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Job Details
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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/600461X9
Closing Date: 29-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: Until 30.Jun.2024
Attachments: 2022-06-15 PD 600461 600463 600466 667573 667574 667575 667576 667577 667578 VPS6 PPM.docx (Word, 323KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kristie Bouquet
0403 735 409

Position Details


Are you:

  • Experienced in delivering and programming multifaceted fast-track social infrastructure projects?
  • Experienced in delivering highly complex, large scale developments with multiple consultancies and stakeholders?
  • Experienced in managing and overseeing the full life cycle of projects (including feasibility, construction and design management, government procurement processes, town planning, tendering and contract administration) with a focus of identifying risks and establishing risk mitigation processes?

An exciting opportunity exists for a Principal Project Managers on a Fixed term-Full-time basis in Housing Development unit.

The Housing Development Branch is responsible for delivering end-to-end project and construction management for housing development projects originated by Homes Victoria. The Housing Development Branch turns the organisation's strategic directions into successful project outcomes, bringing commercial professionalism to the delivery of major housing projects for Homes Victoria.

Key accountabilities of the office include:

  • Management and oversight of a large portfolio of housing construction and development projects that are originated by Homes Victoria.
  • Project and construction management from design, project planning and financing, stakeholder management through to successful delivery of construction contracts on-time and within budget, including meeting relevant design and quality standards and government requirements.
  • Motivating, inspiring and empowering the development of a positive and engaged team with a clear focus on the delivery of outcomes and continued development of capability across the team.


The Principal Project Managers will work in a collaborative and innovative team focused on delivering the Government's Big Housing Build agenda of increasing social and affordable housing in Victoria.The Principal Project Managers will provide pro-active and authoritative project management leadership and oversee and manage a range of multi-disciplinary consultancies involved in design, documentation and project delivery. This includes coordinating procurement processes, budget and cash flow management, stakeholder management, reporting and risk and issues management.

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Problem solving: seeks all relevant information for problem solving; investigates and probes for the facts; liaises with stakeholders; analyses issues from different perspectives and draws sound inferences from information available; identifies and proposes workable solutions to problems.
  2. Written Communication: Identifies key messages and information required for decision making. Provides authoritative advice on influencing and the needs of target audiences. Provides advice on the content and style appropriate for audience.
  3. Self-management: plans and prioritises work to ensure outcomes are achieved, resists the temptation to react immediately without taking time to think things through, uses strengths to contribute constructively and consciously manages the impact of own weaknesses, anticipates own reactions to situations and prepares accordingly.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022 (No. 8) directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

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