Project Managers

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: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/1749274
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: Project Manager - Position Description.docx (Word, 246KB)
Job Specification

Project Manager - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 174KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Terry Hannaford

Position Details


  • Calling all Project Managers looking to be a part of meaningful health infrastructure project!
  • Join VHBA! Flexibility & Career Pathway to being a Senior Project Manager!
  • 2x New Fixed-Term 3 yrs positions + 35 Collins St Office + Hybrid Working!

The Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) are now seeking for two Project Managers to join their team to help deliver a large pipleine of health capital projects across Victoria!

This role is best suited to candidates that thrive in challenging, collaborative, delivery-focussed environment, who enjoy making a difference to local communities. The primary purpose of the role is the management & 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, client relationships management, engagement & management of consultants and contractors, project budget & delivery, and performance reporting. 

The key stakeholders include capital health project clients, such as hospitals and health services, consultants, contractors, as well as the health community at large across one or more projects, with key projects being the Northern Hospital Redevelopment and Monash Medical Centre Tower Expansion.

Your key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:
    • Undertaking research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Review 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.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external project stakeholders including internal divisions, regions, agencies, consultants and contractors.

Our Next Project Managers:

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • Proven Project Management Skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong problem-solving skills with creativity to innovate for continuous improvement
  • Strong relationship-building and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Teamwork ability

Whilst not essential, tertiary qualificaton in construction, architecture, building, engineering or equivalent experience are highly regarded. 

To learn more about the role and its requirements, please refer to the attached position description.

If you are passionate about social infrastructure and delivering benefits to the community and wants to be a part of the largest health infrastructure team, please apply now.

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. 

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