Manager, Asset Projects Assurance

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: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/1749271
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2026
Attachments: 2023-09-14 615944 - VPS6 Manager Asset Projects Assurance - PD.docx (Word, 167KB)

2023-09-14 615944 - VPS6 Manager Asset Projects Assurance - PD.pdf (PDF, 184KB)

Contact: Daniel Modra

Position Details

Role purpose

The Manager, Asset Projects Assurance will be responsible for delivering multiple asset management projects including the development of asset management plans and data collection programs across the sector. The role will also be responsible for managing the assurance function in asset related projects across the health portfolio, with an oversight for embedding whole of life principles in planning and delivering infrastructure. Additionally, the role will play a key part in implementing the asset management improvement plan across the health system as per the Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF) requirements.

The successful candidate will need to have a strong background in project management with demonstrated experience delivering large-scale projects in infrastructure and based industries. The successful candidate will also need to have strong commercial acumen with solid experience in managing external contractors, and internal resources.

The role requires people management experience and excellent stakeholder engagement skills with capability to build a network of collaborators across multiple organisations and program areas; and the capacity to work flexibly as a member of a broader team and operate in a complex and sensitive government environment.

Technical expertise

  • Familiarity with asset management principles and Asset Management Accountability Framework (AMAF) or ISO55000 standards.
  • Experience in managing infrastructure projects.
  • Commercial skills and experience in managing multiple resources including external consultants.
  • Experience in health infrastructure is desirable.
  • People management experience

Knowledge and skills

  1. Project management: consults, liaises with, and influences key stakeholders; produces detailed project plans where objectives are clearly defined and action steps for achieving them are clearly specified; monitors performance against objectives and manages project risks and issues; ensures project objectives are met.
  2. Financial management: demonstrated understanding of projects financial management within a construction, building services or asset management projects environment.
  3. Problem solving: seeks all relevant information for problem solving; liaises with stakeholders; analyses issues from different perspectives and draws sound inferences from information available; identifies and proposes workable solutions to problems; implements solutions, evaluates effectiveness, and adjusts actions as required.
  4. Written communication: prepares complex briefs, letters, emails, and reports using clear, concise, and grammatically correct language; edits written communications to ensure they contain the information necessary to achieve their purpose and meet audience needs; ensures appropriate style and formats are used.
  5. Self-management: invites feedback on own behaviour and impact; uses new knowledge or information about self to build a broader understanding of own behaviour and the impact it has on others; understands strong emotional reactions and seeks ways to more effectively manage them.

Personal qualities

  1. Conceptual and analytical ability: deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; uses analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems; has creative ideas and can project how these can link to innovations.
  2. Relationship building: establishes and maintains relationships with people at all levels; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements; forges useful partnerships with people across business areas, functions and organisations; builds trust through consistent actions, values and communication; minimises surprises.
  3. Teamwork: cooperates and works well with others in pursuit of team goals, collaborates and shares information, shows consideration, concern and respect for others feelings and ideas, accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others, encourages resolution of conflict within the group.
  4. Creativity and innovation: generates new ideas; draws on a range of information sources to identify new ways of doing things; actively influences events and promotes ideas; translates creative ideas into workplace improvements; reflects on experience and is open to new ways to improve practice.


A tertiary qualification related to project management, asset management, business management or equivalent experience would be required.

Specialist expertise

  • Prior professional project / program management experience is required.
  • Previous experience in asset management or infrastructure based industries is required.
  • Previous experience working in Health projects would be highly regarded.
  • Excellent organisational, time and self-management skills.

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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