Program Manager - WORZ

Location Melbourne
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2012-102353_1608269601
Posted about 1 month ago
  • Lead the delivery of an $83.8m Masterplan Development
  • Once in a life time high public visitation capital works program
  • Join an inspiring organisation, focused on true conservation of wildlife

Zoos Victoria is a world leading zoo-based conservation organisation, fighting extinction to secure a future rich in wildlife through conservation of wildlife and community. With three world class zoos (Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo) Zoos Victoria connects people with wildlife through inspirational experiences.

Werribee Open Range Zoo (WORZ) located in the City of Wyndham, Victoria's fastest growing municipality, has experienced rapidly increasing visitation from 411,419 visitors in 2011-12 to 657,837 visitors in 2018-19. At WORZ, the current offering and infrastructure has been in place since the 1970s and now requires significant redevelopment to meet the growing tourism demand and consumer expectations. A Master Plan Business Case valued at $83.8m has recently been approved and funded by the State Government. Over the past three years WORZ has completed planning and is now seeking a strong Program Manager to deliver the complex program of works.

Reporting to the Director of WORZ, this role will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the $83.8m Master plan development. Accountable for the successful delivery of objectives and outputs, this senior position will provide strong leadership to the Masterplan project team, as well as fulfilling Superintendent responsibilities for design and planning services and construction. The Program Manager will be required to effectively liaise with Executives and the Board, establishing strong relationships and confidence, and ensuring all stakeholders receive timely, accurate and regular updates on the progress of the project. By ensuring a high level of governance across the project, and operating within the parameters of the Management framework, this role will successfully led a multi-disciplined team to deliver an outstanding result for WORZ.

As an established and successful Program Manager, you will bring experience delivering large, multi-phase projects of $50M+ consistently within time and budget. You will have led capital works in high public visitation locations, and have an ability to manage procurement and contract engagements, ensuring high levels of probity and governance. As a dynamic leader, your key skills include driving performance and successfully navigating the complexities of multiple stakeholder groups. An ability to problem solve, remain calm in demanding situations and be outcome focused, will be essential for fulfilling the requirements of this senior role. Expert knowledge of building construction standards, safety and maintenance requirements is also required.

Tertiary qualifications in Project Management are essential.

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To apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button and upload your application. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Sandra Kerr on 0412 503 099 or Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112 from Davidson Executive who are partnering with Zoos Victoria on this exciting opportunity.