Deputy Project Director, Frankston Hospital Redevelopment

The Victorian Health Building Authority (the Authority) is a recognised leader in the origination, planning and delivery of social infrastructure projects for Victoria. With this significant financial responsibility, the Authority has a keen focus on boosting efficiency and innovation in the planning, management and delivery of infrastructure to meet the needs of our growing population, so Victorians have access to safe and modern health infrastructure and equipment to ensure the highest quality healthcare.  The Authority’s track record, recent implementation of both a best-practice Program Management Office and an integrated Communications and Engagement unit, together with national recognition for our High Value High Risk / Public Private Partnership projects, establishes the Authority as a centre of infrastructure project management expertise. Our aim is to deliver world-class services and facilities to ensure Victoria continues to be one of the most liveable places in the world, now and for generations to come.
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Department: Victorian Health Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: SES1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/559822
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $216,376 - $279,238
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 2023-09-19 PD Deputy Project Director, Frankston Hospital Redevelopment.pdf (PDF, 164KB)
Job Specification

2023-09-19 PD Deputy Project Director, Frankston Hospital Redevelopment.docx (Word, 257KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jeff Kauffman / +61 400 057 720

Position Details


The Deputy Project Director, Frankston Hospital Redevelopment will be the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) lead in the planning and commercial delivery of high government priority hospital and health infrastructure. This will include complex budget and program commitments, and other construction procurement models in a well-defined contract relationship. 

The Deputy Project Director, Frankston Hospital Redevelopment will be a highly focused and driven professional who is passionate about contributing to the delivery of public infrastructure, working within a high-performing project team to drive exceptional outcomes, on schedule. They will have extensive health capital and commercial experience and well-developed emotional intelligence to deliver the project in a complex, multidisciplinary environment liaising with a range of senior stakeholders who may have competing priorities.

The Deputy Project Director, Frankston Hospital Redevelopment will be responsible for providing authoritative specialist input into planning, delivery and reporting on progress of the infrastructure project. 

The Deputy Project Director, Frankston Hospital Redevelopment will have relevant and extensive experience in managing technical, commercial and administrative aspects of major health infrastructure projects delivered as Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects and/or other High Value High Risk (HVHR) projects, in both procurement and delivery phases.  Strong commercial acumen and experience with PPP projects is necessary in this role.

You will operate in a fast paced, performance focused workplace where you will need to work autonomously. 

This position will report to the Executive Project Director, Frankston Hospital Redevelopment and will oversee the consultant team and manage the relevant contractors on a day-to-day basis.  The position will be responsible for the liaison between the contractors, consultants and the operational hospital and will be required to ensure that the hospital is able to continue to function throughout the construction period. 

The Deputy Project Director will work collaboratively with VHBA's broader PPP Unit as well as the Delivery Unit's executive, overseen by the Senior Executive Director, Delivery, and with all VHBA's service units.

Are you:

  • Someone with proven project leadership skills in politically sensitive environments combined with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills particularly on capital building projects?
  • An expert in project management and commercial acumen, with proven skills in delivering significant infrastructure project outcomes within specific timelines? 
  • Well known for your high level interpersonal and written communication, consultation and negotiation skills, with the ability to make sound judgements about and articulate issues at senior levels across the public and private sectors?

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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