Project Officer, Technical Engineering

Delivering modern, fit-for-purpose health infrastructure draws on the best thinking and the most innovative solutions across design, engineering, sustainability and asset management disciplines. Working at the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) is a chance to build a career in meaningful, life changing work that will make a difference to communities right across Victoria. You’ll thrive in a work culture where we’re committed to bring the best out of each other, while delivering world class health and wellbeing facilities.

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Department: Victorian Health Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/1749115
Closing Date: 28-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725
Job Duration: 31 December 2025
Attachments: PD - 694963 VPS4 Project Officer Engineering.pdf (PDF, 147KB)
Job Specification

PD - 694963 VPS4 Project Officer Engineering.docx (Word, 246KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rahoul Pankhania

Position Details


The Project Officer, Technical Engineering will be an integral part of the Technical Engineering Unit and support technical engineering support across VHBA and public hospitals. The role will be exposed to a wide range of technical engineering issues and provide the practical building blocks to a career in engineering.

Are you:

  • A person with excellent project management skills?
  • Passionate about improving engineering infrastructure capabilities across the health system?
  • A highly organised individual, looking to work across a breadth of activities?
  • Committed to working collaboratively to achieve project deliverables?


The Project Officer, Technical Engineering will support internal and external stakeholders during the planning, procurement and delivery phases of health capital projects ensuring that engineering practices are implemented consistently and in accordance with Australian Standards and the relevant guidelines and latest and emerging trends.

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

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

(b)    Support the development and delivery of projects or sub-projects and their successful delivery and completion within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.

(c)    Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure departmental objectives are met, and

(d)    utilising data to target investment in engineering infrastructure.

  • Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring, or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines. 
  • Build and maintain positive relationships across the department and the wider sector to build a partnership approach, including preparation of communication materials and agendas, organise meetings, drafting meeting summaries and facilitating follow-up action.
  • 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. 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.

Victorian Public Sector employees and other JSE-eligible applicants will receive priority consideration for this role and are encouraged to apply directly via the Jobs & Skills Exchange (JSE).

For further information please visit the Department of Health. Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.


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