Senior Change Advisor (Train Operations)

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/022496A
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: PD- Senior Change Adviser, Train Operations VPS5_.doc (Word, 177KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Michael Dunn
(03) 839 62003

Position Details


  • $95,275 -  $115,276 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term (3 years)
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Change Advisor forms a part of the High Capacity Metro Trains Project Branch in Rolling Stock Development Division within the Transport for Victoria Group.

Transport for Victoria within DEDJTR, is led by the Head, Transport for Victoria, and is responsible for the creation of transport system policy and reforms, legislative development, network planning, asset and network development, rolling stock development, operational coordination and investment, and engagement with users and Transport for Victoria agencies, including PTV and VicRoads.

This is an important role for the success of High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) Project and will be responsible for supporting the train operator (Metro Trains Melbourne) introduce the new trains into customer service. The role focuses on assurance activities and will cover all aspects of the rail network to ensure all parties are prepared and ready for the introduction of the new train fleet. This includes coordinating with other State rail projects which are currently upgrading and expanding the rail network. The role will require the successful candidate to work closely with the rail operator, MTM, who are preparing to accept the train into service. The role involves understanding, identifying tracking and resolving business change and operational readiness activities to ensure a smooth transition to integrate the new trains into the Melbourne Rail Network.

To be successful in this role you will be have an ability to apply past rail operational experience to analyse problems and understand operational impacts. Use skills, knowledge and experiences to meet business outcomes by proactively facilitating resolution of operational issues.

Desired Experience/Qualifications:

One or more of the following would be highly regarded:

  • Project experience and ability to understand and articulate operational impacts
  • Ability to demonstrate Change Management methodologies
  • Understanding of Industrial Relations landscape
  • Integrated schedule experience and risk/issues management skills  
  • Experience in a transport/engineering is highly desirable

For a confidential discussion, please call Michael Dunn, Assistant Director, Governance and Reporting on (03) 839 62003.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 25 September 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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