2x Principal Project Manager, Homes Victoria

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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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Job Details
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Department: Homes Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/600465
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: until 30/06/2024
Attachments: HV PD VPS 6 Principal Project Managers 600465 590444.pdf (PDF, 323KB)
Job Specification

HV PD VPS 6 Principal Project Managers 600465 590444.docx (Word, 619KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nathan Kosiak
03 9500 5335

Position Details


Are you a:

  • 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?
  • Efficient in providing leadership, guidance and authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders?
  • A proven project management professional with exceptional interpersonal, written communication, consultation and negotiation skills?

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, construction contract administration, stakeholder management, reporting and risk and issues management.


  1. Lead the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including project development and delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
  2. Lead the preparation and presentation of reports, internal and ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions.
  3. Be accountable for budget management and financial reporting, including the preparation of project cashflows and forecasts.

Please open the position description to read more.


The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19). The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy(Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees. Please read in full prior to applying.


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) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> 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. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

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