Project Director, Commercial (New Melton Hospital Project)

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: SES1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/689610
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $207,116 - $267,445
Job Duration: Fixed term contract until 30 June 2027
Attachments: 2022-11-18 PD Project Director, Commercial, New Melton Hospital.docx (Word, 277KB)
Job Specification

2022-11-18 PD Project Director, Commercial, New Melton Hospital.pdf (PDF, 215KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tina Skliros, Director, Public Private Partnership
0413 745 777

Position Details


The Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA) is responsible for the delivery of an ongoing capital investment program. The program includes responsibility for the development of asset strategies as well as the planning, development and delivery of new build and redevelopment infrastructure projects.   

Responsible to the Project Director, New Melton Hospital (NMH) Project, the Project Director, Commercial will be a highly focused and driven professional who is passionate about contributing to the delivery of public health infrastructure, working within a high-performing project team to drive exceptional outcomes.

While the primary focus of the role is to lead the New Melton Hospital (NMH) Project's Commercial and Legal workstreams and teams to ensure the successful delivery of the Project, the role will also provide authoritative specialist input into the development and delivery of all commercial/financial, legal, insurance, government policy and other procurement requirements for VHBA's High Value High Risk (HVHR) capital projects in particular those projects delivered as Public Private Partnerships.

The Project Director, Commercial will have relevant and extensive experience in managing all procurement, commercial/financial, legal, government policy and insurance components 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.

The Project Director, Commercial will also have well established people and stakeholder management skills, with the role required to manage a multi-disciplinary team of project managers and external consultants and be a key interface with the health service provider as well as the private sector counterparty on all commercial, financial, legal and procurement issues arising on the NMH Project.

The Project Director, Commercial will have a deep appreciation for best practice when it comes to the management of all commercial, financial and legal workstreams of a High Value High Risk infrastructure project, the Victorian Government's key infrastructure policy frameworks including all PPP policy frameworks (such as the Department of Treasury and Finance Partnerships Victoria Requirements and its broader High Value High Risk framework) and working collaboratively with and managing teams of dedicated commercial/financial and legal resources to ensure successful project delivery. 

The successful applicant must also be capable of translating the Department's strategic objectives of ensuring all Victorians are able to access good health and wellbeing into the tendering, commercial and contractual requirements of VHBA's PPP and other High Value High Risk projects throughout all key phases of project development (including, the planning, procurement and delivery).

Are you:

A PPP practitioner with proven experience in successfully leading and managing commercial/financial and legal workstreams across project phases of major infrastructure projects and in particular, health PPPs (with government and/or private sector experience).

  • A person with exceptional experience in providing authoritative quality and strategic procurement and commercial advice
  • A person who has successfully led specialised, high performing project teams
  • A highly motivated individual, with strong interpersonal and communications 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.

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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