2023 STEM Graduate Environmental Engineer/Scientist

DoT is committed to inclusive and authentic recruitment with our first nations people, women and gender diverse people, the LGBTIQ+ community and people living with disabilities. That’s why we urge people in these groups to apply, even if you don’t meet every single requirement, or your skills don’t perfectly align. You might still be the right candidate or be the right fit for another role.
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Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/1650932EES
Closing Date: 16-Jan-2025
Salary Range: $72,751 - $80,545
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Melissa

Position Details

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. Our 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.  

We're focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections, and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.  

The department is committed to building a culture where we 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. 

DoT STEM Graduate Program 

Launching the seconds year of DoT's inhouse graduate program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  

With Victoria's transport and road infrastructure currently expanding, we are looking for the best graduates to keep Victoria's networks growing and developing.  

Our STEM Graduate Program is a 3-year development program consisting of six 6-month rotations across your discipline. This will be the second year of the redesigned program with every graduate's experience and pathway is tailored to the stream. 

The first two years as a graduate you will receive tailored learning and development, mentoring and exposure days across the Victorian transport network. In the third year of the program, our graduates enter their ‘emerging professional' year and complete an accreditation.  

Graduates generally undergo a regional rotation to gain valuable hands on experience in a booming area of our business. 

What our program offers 

  • VPS 3 salary (starting $72,751 – $80,545) – level dependent on qualification  
  • 3-year fixed term employment – with priority and support for graduates to secure opportunities post the graduate program 
  • Professional development focusing on business, technical and leadership skills 
  • Structured senior executive mentorship 
  • Opportunities across the Victorian Public Service with priority job access 
  • Flexible working arrangements and conditions under the VPS 

 About you 


Are you looking for an opportunity to work in an organisation that can help you contribute to your community? Through the STEM Graduate Program, you can: 

  • Kick start a fruitful career within the transport industry   
  • Connect with other emerging young professionals through the Transport Portfolio and State Government staff networks 
  • Access professional development and mentoring opportunities at all stages of their careers 
  • Access flexible work arrangements 
  • Engage in supporting your work community within the Employee Resource Groups


To be considered for this program, you must have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate studies in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics based discipline prior to commencement of the program and within the past 3 years. 

For 2023, we are recruiting for roles in the following streams: 

  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental science 

We are looking for people who have: 

  • Keen attitude and willingness to learn and participate in professional development opportunities 
  • Ability to learn and solve problems whilst acquiring knowledge and understanding critical business processes 
  • Commitment to ensuring a safe working environment, workplace, and community 
  • Ability to work and collaborate within a team environment 
  • Customer focused with an enthusiastic and proactive approach to serving the community 


You need full unrestricted working rights for the full three years that you will be part of the program ie: Australian Citizen, or Permanent Resident, NZ Citizen or hold an Australian 3+ year visa from August 2022 – February 2025.

Our cultural values 

Act with Integrity,

Care about our impact,

Take accountability,

Respect each other,

Empower our people 


Strategy, objectives, and values are the foundational pillars of an organisation. Created by our people, our Cultural Values have been designed to reflect our reality and enable us to deliver our unique mission.  

We invite you to join us and live by our values. Your voice can shape the organisation. Your actions can get us to our goals. ​​​​​​​Together, we all make this a great place to work! 

DoT is committed to inclusive and authentic recruitment with our first nations people, women and gender diverse people, the LGBTIQ+ community, those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and people living with disabilities. That's why we urge people in these groups to apply, even if you don't meet every single requirement, or your skills don't perfectly align. You might still be the right candidate or be the right fit for another role.


Recruitment Process (subject to change) 

To apply, please submit a copy of your most up to date resume and respond to our key selection criteria questions. Our questions are a critical part of your application. Please note a cover letter is not required.  

Applications close- 16 January 2023 Start date: 25th January 2023

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