Principal Scheduler, Project Management Office and Governance

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: Victorian Health Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: VPS STS
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/637895
Closing Date: 12-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $173,134 - $235,465
Job Duration: Fixed term contract until 30 June 2028
Attachments: PD Principal Scheduler.docx (Word, 240KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sri Kumarasamy

Position Details


The Principal Scheduler is a key technical role within VHBA's Project Management Office (PMO) and will have overall responsibility for planning, development, implementation, continuous improvement, project scheduling and control practices and reporting functions & processes across VHBA's project portfolio.

The Principal Scheduler will provide leadership of VHBA's scheduling program, this includes; developing, implementing and supporting adoption of effective project planning/scheduling standards, practices and processes, in alignment with leading practice across VHBA's diverse project portfolio; supporting project teams with subject matter expertise, advice and mentoring to drive capability uplift and compliance with scheduling requirements defined in VHBA's Project Management Framework (PMF); leading continuous improvement of scheduling practices within the Authority; critically evaluating milestone forecasting/reporting as required and providing input into internal and external reports; escalating scheduling risks, issues and non-compliances to the Project Standards, Capability and Continuous Improvement Manager; and, lead the development of VHBA master portfolio schedule and related independent analysis report back to VHBA's Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

Playing a leading role in the creation and maintenance of VHBA's scheduling and reporting processes, the Principal Scheduler will leverage business intelligence and project insights to support evidence-based decision-making within the business. The role will interface directly with VHBA's Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and help shape and deliver VHBA's portfolio strategy through the effective management of the PMO and its functions.

The role is accountable for the successful development, delivery and maintenance of schedule/program required for VHBA's capital projects and reporting.

Are you

  • A Principal Project Planner/Scheduler with in-depth experience in project control and scheduling methodologies including experience of their application during all phases of project delivery?
  • Driven, agile and diligent with high-level of attention to detail and experience managing multiple projects with conflicting priorities?
  • Able to provide authoritative, strategic advice to senior stakeholders in government at an executive and Ministerial level?


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.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through rather than via external advertisement.

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.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <>

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