Project Manager (Multiple positions available)

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: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/1664878
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 30 September 2025
Attachments: PD - VPS-5 Project Manager VHBA.docx (Word, 269KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Matthew Behn

Position Details


7 Positions available 

Fixed term to various dates.

491608, 559813 (Ambulance Victoria), 636272, 636271 (Community Hospitals) to 30 September 2025

679491 (Public Sector Residential Aged Care Service), 598556 (Paediatric Emergency Department) to 30 June 2025

679495 to 30 June 2024 (Youth Prevention and Recovery Care Service)

679495 to 30 June 2024 (Youth Prevention and Recovery Care Service)

This opportunity will be suited to candidates that thrive in a challenging, collaborative, delivery focussed environment who enjoy making a difference in local communities.

The primary purpose of the Project Manager role is the management and implementation of a range of Capital Projects. The role will be responsible for supporting the Principal Project Manager and the project team to deliver the project planning, managing client relationships, engagement and management of consultants and contractors, project budget & delivery and performance reporting.

Key stakeholders also include the project client, the policy and program areas of Department of Health relevant to the projects, the project design teams, consultants and other relevant sections of VHBA such as PMO, Finance, Human Resources etc.

Are you:

  • Are you passionate about social infrastructure and delivering benefits to the community?A person with excellent communication and relationship building skills?
  • A person who can effectively work within a team environment?
  • A person with experience in providing authoritative quality advice?


  • Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:

(a)    Undertaking research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.

(b)    Managing projects or sub-projects and being accountable for the successful delivery and completion of the projects/sub-projects within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters. 

(c)    Monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure departmental objectives are met.

  • Provide authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare and present detailed reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.
  • Monitor and report on project progress and expenditure, project cashflow and forecasting and report to key stakeholders and project management offices on overall program and budget performance
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines. 
  • Manage the delivery of capital projects to meet Government project objectives, budget and community expectations

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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