Senior Project Manager – Baroona Redevelopment

  • Base/Location:Baroona Youth Healing Centre - Murray Valley Hwy, ECHUCA
  • Reports To:Chief Operations Officer
  • Hours:Full-time (37.5 hours week), 12 Month Fixed Term
  • Award:VPS Level 5
  • Position Scope:

    The Baroona Redevelopment Senior Project Manager will work with the Baroona Redevelopment Steering Committee to define the project’s strategic direction and plans, and effectively manage and lead the project team, resources, stakeholders and suppliers to deliver the purpose built Baroona Youth Healing Service in Echuca within the constraints of quality, time and cost.
    The project will require:

    • Development of a detailed project management plan.
    • Development of functional brief and site master plan.
    • Manage the procurement, evaluation and selection, and delivery of contracts for technical advisers, construction contractors and other consultants associated with the project.
    • Manage and oversee land zoning, planning, design, permit approval, early works, pre-construction and construction works.
    • Ensure effective management of stakeholders onsite throughout project delivery, including appropriate consultation on design functionality, facility operation and transition issues.
    • Manage the project budget and provide necessary evidence of milestone achievement to release progress payments from Escrow.
    • Regular reporting on project status and facilitate timely informed decision making on key project issues by the Baroona Redevelopment Steering Committee.
    • Effective and timely communication with key stakeholders including the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation, Aboriginal Justice Caucus and Aboriginal Justice Forum.
    • Ensure compliance with the funding agreement between Njernda Aboriginal Corporation and the Department of Justice and Community Development.
    • Deliver the project on time and within budget.

Organisational Values

A goal of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation is to be a leader in the care and protection of children and young people and in working with families and communities to build capacity, resilience and independence.

Case Managers will embrace Njernda’s vision for empowering our Aboriginal community and the organisations values:

  • Professional Integrity – We treat all our people with dignity and respect.
  • Quality – We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
  • Responsibility – We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Client Focus – We work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.


Key Responsibilities & Selection Criteria

Applicants will be required to demonstrate previous experience including:

  • Effective stakeholder liaison
  • Engagement of consultants and contractors
  • Use of appropriate project management controls
  • Identification and management of project risks and issues
  • Delivery of construction and associated civil works projects to programme
  • Construction site management and liaison between the project team, site management, contractors and State consultants
  • Clear communication throughout project delivery, including appropriate consultation on design functionality, facility operation and transition issues
  • Effective management of stakeholders and responsibility to resolve complex and sensitive issues and problems
  • Maintain a quality management regime as well as continuous improvement
  • Negotiating and procuring the best outcomes (in terms of value for money) from new infrastructure development, through competitive processes
  • Management of procurement activities and administration of contracts
  • Management of financial tracking and reporting


All applications close: 8th Jul 2020

Other relevant information

  • This is a full-time, fixed-term position comprising 37.5 hours per week. In order to perform the duties of this position effectively you may be required to work additional hours or vary your working times, on any day of the week, as appropriate and necessary from time to time. There is no paid over-time, however, time in lieu arrangements will be negotiated as required
  • The position is currently based at Murray Valley Highway, ECHUCA, Victoria, subject to change based on strategic and operational needs of the organisation and program
  • Terms and conditions of employment will be included in an Employment Contract upon commencement
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.


To be eligible for an interview all applications MUST:

  • include a current resume;
  • include a covering letter;
  • address the Key Selection Criteria;
  • and include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.


Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To: HR Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
84 Hare Street,
(PO Box 201)
Echuca Vic 3564


Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day). 

Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).


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