Senior Project Manager At Theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatrics and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards.

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.

About the Role:

This is a Full Time-Fixed term position within the Corporate Services department for up to a 14 month period to cover a period of Parental Leave. As the Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for the management and implementation of a range of Capital Projects with the Emergency Department Extension project being the key focus area. The role will be leading and developing a multi-disciplinary team, focussed on high performance, accountability and project excellence. The role will organise and manage allocated projects including day-to-day operational aspects. This includes managing project teams and resource needs based on project requirements and the allocation of internal and external resources.

This role represents the Infrastructure team in negotiating with contractors as well as resolving complex issues through a process of consultation and negotiation with key stakeholders including campus partners. The role would also focus on stakeholder issues and influence their views. In the next few months, the position is primarily focused on representing the hospital and collaborating with our partners on delivering the RCH Emergency Department expansion project.

You will manage and control the development of technical briefs, ensuring quality standards and targets, quality assurance and quality control processes have been met and that appropriate management plans are established, including the coordination of user group processes. Lead stakeholder liaison and engagement with external agencies successfully advances the implementation of RCH’s capital plan and maximise outcomes. You will define project scope and deliverables that support RCH goals in collaboration with project sponsors across the campus. You will also communicate and report project activities, timelines, impacts and implications to project team members, stakeholders and staff through appropriate governance forums.

What you’ll achieve:

  • Lead stakeholder liaison and engagement with external agencies successfully advances the implementation of RCH’s capital plan and maximise outcomes
  • Represent RCH at all project meetings to ensure that RCH operational requirements are well understood by the contracting parties
  • Report immediately to the responsible RCH Executive if project activities are likely to have a major and unexpected impact on hospital operations
  • Manage in a timely manner to Requests For Information and provide accurate information that is consistent with the Functional Brief and contemporary RCH practice
  • Develop and manage an effective structure of RCH users who can provide in a timely manner accurate responses to’ Requests For Information’ on project related matters
  • Manage all project related risks systematically to ensure project risks and issues affecting the hospital are correctly identified and proactively resolved
  • Collaborate with the RCH Infection Prevention and Control and Workplace Health and Safety Departments to ensure that any changes meet requirements
  • Collaborate with the Director of the Emergency Department and actively manage all clinical and operational risks impacting the function of that department as a result of the project
  • Lead meetings with relevant stakeholders to enhance the working relationships with those under the PPP (Public Private Partnership) contract

Your skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in architecture, building, engineering or extensive (seven years plus) experience as infrastructure project manager,
  • Project Management experience with complex building projects and operating environments,
  • Excellent  verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with and influence a variety of stakeholders to achieve mutual understanding and agreed outcomes,
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or similar
  • Project management experience in a hospital setting

If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Parkville location and close to public transport
  • ADO’s
  • Employee Assistance Program

Other requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation – Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure

Application process:

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description. Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly! For more information about this position please contact Nitin Saxena (Director Infrastructure), Ph:0438856828, Email: [email protected]

Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption

Are you ready to join our team? 

Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 22 February 2024


March 2024