Senior Project Manager

In this role you will work closely with the Director, Executive Director and across the Office of Projects Victoria to provide project assurance and oversight, focussing on scope and cost assurance of high value high risk government projects.
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Department: Department of Treasury & Finance
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DTF/OOP/1663335
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $149,024
Job Duration: 12 months from commencement
Attachments: PD_Senior Project Manager - VPSG6.1 Project Advisory OP_Sep 2022.docx (Word, 4.09MB)
Job Specification

Contact: Elizabeth Hurst
0406 082 307

Position Details

About us

The Department of Treasury and Finance provides economic, financial and resource management advice to help the Victorian Government deliver its policies. We strive for excellence in financial and economic management to improve the lives of all Victorians.

The Office of Projects Victoria (OPV) leads and influences excellence in project delivery, so that major projects are delivered on time and on budget, and the full benefits of the investment are realised for Victorians. OPV does this by providing trusted independent advice to the Victorian Government. The organisation provides project portfolio oversight and assurance, improvements to how projects are delivered, independent advice and targeted support, training and advice to project leaders.

In OPV, you will be part of a dynamic and collaborative organisation that is undertaking transformative work to deliver infrastructure for Victoria. You'll have the opportunity to contribute to cutting edge policy and be a part of a supportive and innovative culture.

OPV's five key priority areas are:

  • Data and Analytics - undertaking portfolio wide monitoring and reporting;
  • Engineering and Innovation - advancing engineering in Victoria and leading technical innovation on infrastructure projects;
  • People and Systems - developing the skills and capability that project teams and leaders need to succeed;
  • Strategy and Productivity - focusing on identifying productivity opportunities in both supply chain and labour areas; and
  • Project Advisory - undertaking project reviews to provide assurance of project delivery.


About the role

This 12-month, VPS6.1, fixed-term, Senior Project Manager position will be reporting directly to the Director, Technical Assurance.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with the Director, Executive Director and across the Office of Projects Victoria to provide project assurance and oversight, focussing on scope and cost assurance of high value high risk government projects.
  • Coordinate Project Assurance Reviews relating to infrastructure delivery and system improvement for client departments and Ministers.
  • Lead due diligence review advice on asset investment proposals and business cases for projects by assessing constructability and providing strategic input to high value high risk assessments.
  • Provide advice on improvements to the delivery of projects that are behind schedule, tracking over budget, or not delivering required outcomes during the procurement or delivery stages.
  • Provide input to procurement and tender documentation and processes.


About you

Are you detail oriented, curious about building and design, innovative and passionate about construction and projects? Can you identify opportunities to improve our delivery of major projects? If so, we're looking for you.

To be considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following:

  • Proven expertise and experience in project management of infrastructure related projects, with multiple stakeholders and risk management experience.
  • Experience working on major build infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in providing authoritative advisory services.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication /conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience working with senior stakeholders in a complex multi - stakeholder environment in the infrastructure sector.
  • Good working knowledge of technical due diligence activities.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or other relevant discipline.


In summary, if you have experience working on major project infrastructure and enjoy engaging with people and working in a complex environment, we would love to hear from you!


About our culture

We aim to be a model employer providing an inclusive workplace that is understanding and respectful of differences such as gender, identity, race, disability or age. In addition, we are committed to supporting Aboriginal pathways between education and employment. The Department strives to create an environment that supports a flexible and adaptive workforce. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.


How to apply

For more information about the position and key selection criteria, please refer to the position description. If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact To apply, select the ‘Apply Now' button and provide a copy of your resume and cover letter summarising your skills and relevant experience.  Applications close at midnight, 5 October 2022. If you require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, please email


DTF is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the DTF's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act). DTF's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all DTF employees to have an up-to-date vaccination status, or be medically exempted, as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), in order to attend a DTF work site or work for the Department in the community. DTF may request proof of vaccination or exemption during the recruitment and selection process.



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