senior project manager - assets & infrastructure in Melbourne CBD

Melbourne CBD, Victoria
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AU$ 100 per year
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job description

The Business Services Division provides Corrections Victoria (CV) Head Office with high quality and timely business support services in the areas of Procurement, Contract and Grant management, Finance and Accounting, Asset Management services and IT support.

The Asset Management team is responsible for the effective management and maintenance of all Correction Victoria’s prisons and related infrastructure. This includes the assessment, development and implementation of all required systems, processes, policies and procedures to sustain this viable and diverse asset portfolio.


The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the successful management and delivery of outcomes from an internal review of the Assets and Infrastructure Funding Tool and related processes.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for planning, managing and delivering project outcomes in areas that may include policy, operational processes and IT systems.

The role will be responsible for managing a range of deliverables and initiatives over their full lifecycle within the Department’s Project Management Excellence (PME) framework and the Government’s procurement environment


  • Manage and lead the delivery of major projects and initiatives in relation to time, cost, scope and quality. This may include: undertaking strategic assessments, managing organisational change, and implementing solutions.
  • Establish effective stakeholder relationships and communication channels, using informal and formal methods of communication, including the preparation of complex reports, briefings and presentations to influence senior stakeholders to achieve project objectives.
  • Implement and utilise appropriate project management controls in line with the department's project management excellence (PME) framework, including:
  • project governance and reporting (including Gateway Reviews where required)
  • project planning, scheduling and development of work packages
  • project risk and issue management
  • project quality and change management
  • developing and maintaining project management and communication artefacts
  • project progress reporting
  • project information and records management
  • Work independently and provide project management leadership, expert advice and guidance to the General Manager, Assets and Infrastructure Branch, including the planning, managing and delivering outcomes related directly to some of the core functions of the Branch.


  • Demonstrated experience in the management of end-to-end project management activities and the ability to prepare comprehensive documentation and reports including commercial and contractual analysis.
  • Ability to effectively achieve outcomes, meet deadlines and produce high quality, value for money outcomes.
  • Experience in applying structured project management methods, with a preference for PRINCE2.
  • Leadership – communicates vision, sets clear strategic direction for subordinates and delivers strong management support and advice.
  • Stakeholder management – creates effective structures to manage stakeholders, and negotiates with and influences diverse stakeholder groups on highly complex issues in order to secure long-term gains for the area and/or stakeholders.
  • Influence and negotiation – moves senior stakeholders in new directions using strong negotiation techniques in contentious situations to settle differences and achieve program outcomes.
  • Verbal communication skills – negotiates firmly and tactfully in complex situations with senior stakeholders, facilitating collaboration and negotiating effectively to meet organisational objectives.
  • Presentation skills – delivers presentations to a senior audience, adapting delivery to the audience, facilitates dialogue on the important issues, and guides the group towards a shared conclusion.
  • Written communication skills – develops business plans, the policy framework, program development documents, and briefs on highly complex issues for senior management, demonstrating a high level of knowledge and expertise in the program area and providing expert analysis.
  • Organising and planning – undertakes strategic, business, major project and complex service delivery planning, determining approaches to be taken and delegating effectively to ensure the achievement of business objectives.


Senior Project Manager
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