Senior Project Officer - Armstrong Creek Transit Corridor

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/023477
Closing Date: 21-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: PD-Senior Project Officer Armstrong Creek VPS5.doc (Word, 181KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dave Fary, Project Manager
0476 858 631

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: South Geelong, Victoria (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Project Officer forms a part of the Network Planning Branch in Policy & Reform Division within Transport for Victoria Group.

As part of the $1.57 Billion Regional Rail Revival investment package, the State and Federal governments have partnered to fund the $110M Surf Coast Rail Upgrade. $30 million of this $110 million-dollar project has been allocated to achieve the project outcome of reserving and protecting the land required for a transit corridor through the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area and to Torquay North.

This complex planning study will likely culminate in a planning scheme amendment to introduce a public acquisition overlay into the Greater Geelong and Surf Coast planning schemes for the transit corridor. The planning study will need to consider the engineering, land use, environmental, heritage and social impacts of the project under existing State and Federal legislation and to obtain the necessary planning, environmental and heritage approvals to enable a reservation to be put in place

The Senior Project Officer will assist the project manager who is responsible for managing all aspects of this project including complex planning approval processes, specialist consultancies, internal and external stakeholder engagement and the passage of this project through current government quality assurance frameworks to ensure it is delivered on time and within budget.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the Land Acquisition Compensation Act (Vic), particularly acquiring land for a public purpose either compulsorily or by negotiation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of State and Federal legislation governing the planning of major transport infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work under direction to ensure effective tendering and management of works contracts, monitoring of contractor progress and effective negotiation, as required.

For a confidential discussion, please call Dave Fary, Project Manager, Armstrong Creek Transit Corridor on 0476 858 631.

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 21 October 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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