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Senior Transport Engineer - Multiple Opportunities


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


$106,988 plus 9.5% Superannuation(pro rata for part time)

  • Maximum Term Contract to 2 February 2024
  • Maximum Term Part Time Contract to 2 February 2024 (eight hours per day, four days per week)

We are the City of Melbourne, a place to be bold and inspirational.

We are rapidly transforming to meet the evolving challenges faced by a global city. With a vision of being a leading organisation for a leading capital city, our mission is to create positive impact for our community. Each day, we work with passion and purpose so that together we achieve incredible things.

Together we Make the Difference 

How this position will Make the Difference to City of Melbourne…

As the Senior Transport Engineer your focus is to plan, prepare and manage actions and projects that align with the City of Melbourne’s 2030 Transport Strategy, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. This includes working closely with the four units within the team, internal stakeholders, consultants, contractors and government agencies so that work can be effectively planned and delivered. You will be responsible for managing key relationships across the organisation providing excellent people and communication skills. You will lead the development and implementation of initiatives, programmes and projects and develop strategies, policies and programmes for traffic and transport in the city. You will also provide specialist technical advice to internal and external stakeholders.

One position will join the Transport Engineering Unit and be responsible for investigating, developing, engaging with the community, implementing solutions, providing specialist technical advice to internal and external stakeholders, to deliver sustainable and safe transport outcomes for the city.

Two positions will join the Parking and Technology Unit to assist in developing, managing and operating the city’s kerbside space and ensuring best practice operations through effective technologies, customer service, process improvements and audit procedures. A key responsibility will be to assist transforming parking technologies to ensure it meets the City’s and customer needs now and in the future.

To be successful in this role you will have a proven record of strong project management with the ability to apply critical thinking, financial management, process improvement, interpersonal communication, collaboration and proactive stakeholder engagement skills with experience in the successful delivery of infrastructure capital works projects, as well as extensive experience in transport engineering.

Key Deliverables

  • Plan, prepare and manage projects and actions that align with the City of Melbourne's 2030 Transport Strategy.
  • Contribute to the development, review and implementation of key strategies and policies to assist in the development of a capital works program.
  • Ensure the successful development, acceptance and implementation of projects and programs through effective liaison, communication and proactive engagement and developing and maintaining effective working relationships with all stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation.
  • Achieve project and program delivery goals (encompassing quality, time, cost, creativity, governance, environmental, safety, community & stakeholder expectations).
  • Achieve “value for money” in project development, design, procurement and delivery.
  • Provide strategic transport planning advice on network development, major developments and government strategies in line with Council’s adopted policies and strategies.
  • Provide support to the Principal in the preparation, development and implementation of transport related Council procedures, policies and strategies.
  • Critically assess the feasibility, sustainability and effectiveness of major development and transport related projects impacting on the City and to advocate for and achieve positive outcomes for Council.
  • Develop and maintain contact with state agencies, metropolitan local governments and with private transport providers to facilitate funding for improved transport outcomes for the city.
  • Prepare project briefs for consultancy work and project manage the consultancy as required within the approved budgets and timelines.
  • Undertake research and analysis of local and regional transport issues, proposals, policies and report to Council as required.
  • Ensure the provision of timely advice and recommendations on transport issues relating to assigned projects and other matters referred by the Principal or Manager.
  • Represent the City and attend meetings relating to transport issues as required.
  • Provide direct advice to individual residents and businesses, and community interest groups to improve understandings of Council’s transport strategies and to further Council advocacy on sustainable transport.
  • Assist in managing the city’s kerbside space to ensure the kerb space is more flexible, dynamic, and responsive to the city’s changing transportation landscape, its diverse users, and a new era of growth and mobility.

You can bring… (Selection criteria)

  • Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence.
  • Completion of a formal degree qualification in engineering with substantial relevant experience, or less formal education and extensive experience and relevant skills and experience to an equivalent standard.
  • Substantial experience in developing and implementing best practice transport engineering and parking solutions to industry standards, codes, technical directions and legislation, in complex urban environments, with the capacity for innovative thinking.
  • Understanding and interpreting business plans and strategies, and how Council is structured and operate.
  • Ability to self-manage projects and budgets.
  • Ability to apply technical engineering skills.
  • Ability to undertake critical thinking to assist problem solving.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, in order to undertake community consultation and consultation with major stakeholders and internal staff members.
  • Excellent technology and analytical skills, such as an ability to use Microsoft Packages to analyse data and prepare written correspondence. 

By joining us, you will become part of a remarkable team who work in a constructive and inclusive culture to shape the future of this city. Together, we champion difference, celebrate achievement and recognise positive impact.

How to apply…

Please apply for the position through the City of Melbourne Careers Page, via the link below. 

City of Melbourne - Mercury eRecruit

Please address your covering letter to Shirlene Yee Yet, Principal Engineer Transport and Parking, Infrastructure and Assets.

Applications will be accepted up until 11:45pm Sunday 14 February 2021.

The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.

For those interested in working with us, the City of Melbourne offers a great range of benefits. If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact careers@melbourne.vic.gov.au

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City of Melbourne is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity. Our commitment is for our people to be safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people regardless of their gender identity and expression, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability and age. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for our community.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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