Project Officer, Energy Programs (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Identified Position)

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.

Job Details
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Department: Victorian Health Building Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/694961
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 31 December 2025
Attachments: PD - VPS-4 Project Officer Energy Programs.docx (Word, 1.83MB)
Job Specification

PD - VPS-4 Project Officer Energy Programs.pdf (PDF, 331KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tiernan Humphrys

Position Details

The Project Officer, Energy Programs will be an integral part of the Sustainability Unit and support delivery of the state-wide $40 million energy efficiency and solar program in public hospitals. The role plays a key part in maximising the public health system's contribution to the Government's commitment to be net zero carbon by 2050 through ensuring the energy efficiency of existing health infrastructure. The role will be exposed to a wide range of sustainability issues and provide the practical building blocks to a career in sustainability.

Are you:

  • A person with excellent project management skills?
  • Passionate about improving the environmental sustainability of the health system?
  • A highly organised individual, looking to work across a breadth of activities?
  • Committed to working collaboratively to achieve project deliverable


  1. Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including; assisting in research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs, supporting the development and delivery of projects or sub-projects and their successful delivery and completion within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters, contributing to the monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure departmental objectives are met, utilising data to target investment in energy efficiency and solar, and supporting the procurement of private sector suppliers to assist with delivery of the energy efficiency and solar program.
  2. Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring, or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines. 
  3. Build and maintain positive relationships across the department and the wider sector to build a partnership approach, including preparation of communication materials and agendas, organise meetings, drafting meeting summaries and facilitating follow-up action.
  4. Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  5. Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  6. Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

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.


Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the SPECIAL MEASURES PROVISION of S12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act (VIC).



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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