Senior Project Manager, Contract Administration

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: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/1749411
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 688644 Position Description Senior Project Manager Contract Administration.pdf (PDF, 216KB)
Job Specification

688644 Position Description Senior Project Manager Contract Administration.docx (Word, 250KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kenny Choon

Position Details


  • Calling all Project Managers looking for their next challenge! Join VHBA!
  • Be a part of the Barwon Hospital Project - 3 years FT fixed term contract!
  • 35 Collins St Office + Flexible Working + VPS 6 Salary + more VPS Benefits!

Victoria Health Building Authority (VHBA) is now looking for a highly-motivated Senior Project Manager to join the Barwon Women's & Children's (BWC) Project team! 

This position will report to the BWC Senior Project Specialist and otherwise be accountable to the BWC Project Director.

Key responsibilities of this role include but not limited to:

  • Overall responsibility for management of the Managing Contractor contract and consultant agreemetns (including monthly claim assessment and reviewing potential variations with integrity and fairness)
  • Oversee the tracking of all other obligations and rights of the Department of Health under the contracts.
  • Assist the BWC Finance Officer and VHBA Finance team with tracking and managing project budget. This includes monitoring of current expenditures/forecases and cash flow projections and liaising with the Project Quantity Surveyor in its reporting obligations on project costs.
  • Managing commercial and financial issues arising from consultancy agreements
  • Assisting the Project team in issue resolution, government process (e.g. gateways) and periodic reporting.

This position will be expected to work with autonomy and accountability whilst ensuring they remain consistent with High Value High Risk practices and policies implemented by the Department of Treasury and Finance. 

This position is expected to always model and uphold the Department's values and behaviours

About You:

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • Demonstrated ability in managing large complex contracts with ability to provide high-level, strategic contract administration advice, including recent experience in construction contracts
  • Exceptional commercial acumen, project management, advisory, negotiation, communicationand relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively within a politically sensitive context
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills

Whilst not  essential, experience in working in a large social infrastructure project and experience in delivery of health project will be highly regarded. A tertiary qualification or experience in project management, construction, or engineering are not essential, but would also be well regarded.

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

If you are a Project Manager with Contract Administration pasisonate about improving the delivery of public sector capital projects, we invite you to apply today

 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. 

For further information about VHBA, please click here.

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