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.

Job Details
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Department: Victorian Health Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/1695390
Closing Date: 08-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 30-Sep-25
Attachments: 25.01.23 - 631205 - Project Manager - PD.docx (Word, 221KB)
Job Specification

25.01.23 - 631205 - Project Manager - PD.pdf (PDF, 149KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kristi Lewis

Position Details


The Project Manager will play a key role in supporting the design and delivery of over $1.5 billion in sustaining and enhancing capital programs.

With multiple positions available, you will have the opportunity to work on key programs such as; the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund, Mental Health, Age Care and Equipment Replacement programs.This role requires strong relationship building and collaboration skills, you will establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate delivery of critical infrastructure initiatives in partnership with others.You will have the ability to manage complexity, apply analytical skills to a variety of information and data, scope opportunities and issues, and synthesise complex information into legible, tangible products to improve the safety and quality of services, service capacity, models of care, patient and staff amenity and service efficiency of Victoria's health asset portfolio.

Are you:

  • Outcomes focused with an ability to motivate and deliver results?
  • Thrive in a dynamic environment that requires a capacity to exercise judgement and knowledge to effectively evaluate and report on complex issues?
  • Flexible, agile and superior time management and organisational skills to deliver?


  • Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:
    • (a)    Reviewing and preparing project feasibility information, including establishing budgets and key milestones.
    • (b)    Undertaking research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.
    • (c)     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. 
    • (d)    Monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure departmental objectives are met.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams and resources on a range of matter, such as planning, design, procurement, legal and communications.
  • Oversee, monitoring and delivery of projects, to ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines. 
  • Identify and actively manage emerging issues and areas of risk for government, department and the community and analyse data from multiple sources to provide authoritative advice on trends, risks and issues to support accountability monitoring and contribute to policy reform initiatives.
  • Provide clear authoritative advice and reporting on project planning, project delivery status, benefits and outcomes for a range of stakeholders including Ministers, Secretary, senior officers and project teams.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • 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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