Executive Director Transport Planning – Department of Transport

Job Title: Executive Director Transport Planning – Department of Transport
Location: Melbourne C B D
Salary: To be discussed
Start Date: 2019-11-14
Reference: JO-1911-98510
Contact Name: Olivia O’Shea
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 14, 2019 12:54

Job Description

  • Help shape the future of transport planning
  • Integral member of the Network Planning leadership team
  • EO2 Salary Classification $214,883 - $343,938
Are you an engaging and future focussed leader with the ability to engage with various high profile stakeholders, to provide visionary leadership to your teams? Do you want to play a key role in helping to shape the future of transport planning in Victoria? Read on…
About the Department of Transport
The Department of Transport (DoT) brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. DoT’s job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.
DoT are focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in Victoria’s travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes. (Find out more here:
About the Role
Reporting to the Deputy Secretary Network Planning, the Executive Director Transport Planning is a fundamental leadership role for the newly established Department of Transport. Responsible for providing strategic leadership and future-focussed advice and direction to identifying the needs and priorities for the future of the transport network in the State, considering population and economic growth and liveability expectations. With a focus on city shaping, priority precincts, corridor, long term network planning and regional plans, the Executive Director Transport Planning (and their team) will translate transport and planning strategies and policies into the design of an integrated transport network which address all transport modes: roads, buses, trams, ferries, walking and bike-riding. Furthermore the ED Transport Planning will provide a whole-of-network view for Minsters, other divisions of DoT (including the Policy and Innovation, Network Integration and Transport Services divisions), delivery authorities and other government departments (including DoJ, DJPR, RPV, MTIA, VPA and DELWP) while leading a highly capable team to be more solution focused and to deliver the products, not just develop them.
About You
You bring an impressive blend of technical and executive leadership capabilities with proven experience working in a large complex organisation, ideally within the broader public sector (or with proven political acumen). You are known for your engaging interpersonal style and outstanding stakeholder negotiation skills, with a demonstrated capability to advise and negotiate outcomes with the Ministers offices and to form strong links with senior internal stakeholders and other state agencies and departments. You are respected for your transformational leadership and ability to enhance capability and collaboration in multi-disciplinary teams of senior staff and technical professional to delivery measurable sustained outcomes.
To Apply
To apply for this role, please email, quoting reference number JO-1911-98510 in the subject line of your email, applications will be closing by Sunday 1st December 2019. For a copy of the detailed position description, please email or for a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589 or Melanie Pecanek on (03) 9929 9587 from Davidson Executive who are managing this recruitment on behalf of Department of Transport. 
Please note
DoT is committed to building a culture where they say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life. The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including veterans, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, have a disability, are from varied cultural backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTI. The department provides workplace adjustments for applicants with disabilities.