Senior Project Manager

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

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Department: Victorian Health Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/1663839
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: 31 December 2025
Attachments: Senior Project Manager HVHR - PD.docx (Word, 264KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tony Michele

Position Details


The Senior Project Manager, Project Initiation High Value High Risk (HVHR), will be a highly focused and driven professional who is passionate about contributing to the delivery of public infrastructure to drive exceptional outcomes.  You must have experience in health or social infrastructure delivery, preferably within a government environment, working effectively within a complex multi-disciplinary environment, communicating with a range of stakeholders and delivering high quality public infrastructure on time and budget.

Reporting to the Director, Project Initiation High Value High Risk Projects, the Senior Project Manager will support the initiation phase from planning to delivery of key high value high risk projects, working to ensure projects best place to meet quality, program and budget requirements consistent with the VHBA Project Management Framework.

You will operate in a fast paced, performance focused workplace with a high level of autonomy.

Are you:

Someone who is highly motivated, looking to expand your leadership and management skills and dedicated to achieving excellence in developing Victoria's health infrastructure pipeline?

In addition, you will demonstrate skills and experience in:

  • Project management, with proven skills in delivering project outcomes within specific timelines;
  • A variety of procurement models;
  • High level interpersonal and written communication, consultation and negotiation skills, a proven ability to cut across traditional demarcations, as well as make considered judgements about and articulate complex issues at senior levels within the public and private sectors in a timely manner.


Mandatory Vaccination Policy

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. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including 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 further information please visit the Department of Health <>

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