Are you qualified in quantity surveying or cost engineering? Do you have industry experience within health and human services or social infrastructure? This is an opportunity to further expand on your experience and continue your career working on some of Victoria Health's largest projects. The RoleAs the Principal Estimator and Cost Planner, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of project cost estimating, planning, and reporting practice across a diverse asset base and project portfolio. A key initiative will be the establishment of the VHBA costing database. As a subject matter expert, you will advise and support project teams in the following areasEstablish benchmarking, cost plans, and estimating practicePeer review of cost plans, bills of quantities, and tendersPrepare estimates for funding applicationsParticipate and support value management Contract administration and quality assurance adviceAssess commercial and contractual risksYour success will be measured by the implementation of processes to improve accuracy and efficiency resulting in a capability uplift and PMF adoption/compliance across all projects. What you will need to be successfulAs the Principal Estimator and Cost Planner, you will have experience across the whole project lifecycle, supporting infrastructure projects, ideally within a PMO environment. It is expected that you will have knowledge and understanding of industry best practices and be able to advise on project benchmarking, cost planning, estimation, and control to support the delivery of complex programs. You will have experience in the followingProject cost estimation and quantitationDevelopment of cost plans, cashflows Risk and contingency calculations and value managementReporting of estimates for funding applicationVarious project models (PPP, Alliance, D&C)In addition, you will require a relevant qualification in construction management or quantity surveying. Membership of the AIQS, RICS would be well regarded. What we offer Employees enjoy a wide range of benefits working for the Department of Health – from competitive salaries and flexible leave arrangements, to training and development opportunities and a holistic range of health and wellbeing support services and resources.Exposure to high value, world-leading health infrastructure projectsCompetitive salary and benefitsOngoing employmentPlay a vital role in creating and delivering exceptional health infrastructure to support the wellbeing of all Victorians About your new organisationThe Victorian Health Building Authority is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Victorian Government’s multibillion-dollar health infrastructure program including $16.6 billion in managed assets and $7.84 billion in planning and delivery.The Department of Health is committed to building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity and difference. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we actively encourage job applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander, people living with disability, LGBTI+ and people from varied cultural backgrounds. How to applyIf you are looking for a purpose in your career, do not miss this opportunity to join the Department of Health. Use the “apply” button to submit your resume with a cover letter. The cover letter should outline your skills, suitability and motivation for the role. Please use the link below to view the position description, explore employment benefits and learn more about VHBA.https://www.randstad.com.au/moving-people-forward/jobseekers/randstand-vhba/The Department of Health promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment.Applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or having a disability, and require advice, support or recruitment process modifications, please contact email@example.comIf you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 8319 1274.At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.