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Executive Manager Major Projects
  • Exciting senior leadership opportunity  
  • Full-time, fixed-term contract until 2028
  • Competitive salary package


Located in Ballarat, Victoria's largest inland city. Just 75 minutes west of Melbourne, Ballarat is a melting pot of art, culture, food and attractions set against an iconic heritage backdrop.


Reporting to the Director Infrastructure and Environment, this position of Executive Manager Major Projects will support delivery of projects aligned to the Council Plan through leadership of a multidisciplinary team of project managers and project officers.


Examples of current projects include:

  • Her Majesty's Theatre Stage 3
  • Central Ballarat Library refurbishment
  • Sebastopol Community Hub


About you  

The City of Ballarat is seeking a highly motivated and experienced people leader. Ideally, the preferred candidate will also have a thorough knowledge of project and program management principles and practices together with demonstrated experience leading a team of professional project managers. You will also display well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise and clearly communicate with the community, professionals and elected members. 


Key Selection Criteria 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Project Management or other relevant discipline, coupled with senior or middle management experience, preferably in local government.
  • Experience leading a team of professional project managers.
  • Thorough knowledge of project and program management principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated project pipeline management and resource planning competency.
  • Extensive experience planning and delivering community infrastructure projects with budgets in excess of $10m.
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and judgement in a complex business and political environment.
  • Extensive project documentation, report writing, budgeting, cost control and financial reporting experience.


To Apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button and submit your application. Applications close 12 noon Wednesday 29 March 2023. Please ensure that you provide a resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.   



For further information on this position, please contact Bridget Wetherall, Director Infrastructure and Environment on 0417 855 048.


The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access. We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check.

Job Ref: EB000022
Submitted: 15-03-2023

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