Senior Project Officer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JE20010512Z
Closing Date: 08-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description.docx (Word, 575KB)

Contact: Neil Rickard
0438 049 680 or

Position Details

About the role:

This Senior Project Officer role delivers better facility for Victoria Police. Based in Melbourne and working across the state. This role offers a wide range of activities, stakeholders, and challenges relating to police facilities.

The role begins in establishing the Maintenance Contracts. The process, practices, and specification across all the maintenance of Victoria Polices facilities. To manage change and delivered an improved service.

To be a successful candidate, you will need relevant tertiary education, experience in project management, specifications, and contracts. Along with the ability to works with and lead people.

This role reports to the Manager of Maintenance, within the Properties Division.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Coordinate people, resource, partners, suppliers, and stakeholders for the great execution of multiple projects
  • Deliver projects on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Defining project scope and objectives, involving all relevant internal stakeholders, and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure performance using appropriate project management tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with relevant stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize potential risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties and stakeholders
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyse the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  • Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams, and process maps to document needs
  • identifying opportunities to improve maintenance and Projects and Programs service delivery
  • Working with senior managers and executive level stakeholders
  • Liaising across government, building-sector including architects, quantity surveyors, developers, planners.
  • Use and continually develop people and technical skills
  • Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in engineering, or related discipline is highly desirable.
  • Project management experience.
  • Contract management experience.
  • Delivery and manage of change experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Ability to identify, assess and effectively manage key risks.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full time ongoing position available.
  • The position is located at the Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.


Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria – found in the position description attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, 15 February, 2023

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information on this role please contact: Neil Rickard on 0438 049 680 or via email

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8335 6004.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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