Project Manager, VHBA (Multiple Roles)

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/1682644
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: various
Attachments: PD - VPS-5 Project Manager VHBA (1).docx (Word, 269KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sarah Skeels

Position Details


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?
  • Want to be part of the largest health infrastructure team?
  • 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?


The purpose of these roles is to plan and manage capital projects which include managing client relationships, consultant and contractor procurement, project budget and delivery, project cashflow and forecasting, monitoring and performance reporting. The key stakeholders are capital health project clients, such as hospitals and health services, consultants and contractor as well as the health community at large.

  • Provide authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare and present detailed reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.
  • 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
  • Develop and provide reports to the Project Control Group, assisting in the decision-making processes for the assigned capital projects.
  • Identify and provide timely authoritative quality advice on issues affecting projects and facilitate decisions leading to proactive project implementation.
  • Actively identify emerging pressures and possible issues and initiate risk management strategies to address them.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

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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