Chief Operating Officer

The North East Link Authority (NELA) is an Administrative Office established in relation to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) to lead the development and delivery of the North East Link.

The project will deliver the missing link in Melbourne's road network that will finally complete the Metropolitan Ring Road by connecting the M80 to the Eastern Freeway to improve outer north-south links for road freight movement and improve travel time and reliability.
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Department: North East Link Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function:
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/18838
Closing Date: 27-May-2018
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: Up to three years
Attachments: NELA - Chief Operating Officer - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 768KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Natalie Bellmunt - Manager, People & Culture
(03) 9655 6425

Position Details

Chief Operating Officer

  • Exciting opportunity to lead the delivery of Melbourne's largest road infrastructure project
  • Key executive leadership role working closely with the CEO
  • Brand new position with a competitive remuneration package for the right person

The North East Link Authority (NELA) is an Administrative Office established to lead the development and delivery of the North East Link. The North East Link will finally build the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network, while increasing the capacity of the Eastern Freeway. It will slash travel times, get trucks off local roads and link key growth areas in the north and south-east.

As the Chief Operating Officer, you will provide strategic leadership to a multi-disciplinary team responsible for achieving program objectives and ensuring effective integration and interface to successfully develop and deliver the North East Link. As a key member of the Leadership Team; you will contribute to the strategic direction of the Authority, enabling a high-performance culture with a focus on collaboration and delivery.

This is a unique opportunity to apply your extensive experience and demonstrated success in senior leadership roles delivering complex major infrastructure projects ideally within the private / construction sector. Your strong commercial and risk acumen coupled with your collaborative approach and ability to inspire enthusiasm and commitment to a common vision will see you thrive in this role.

If you are passionate about working on large scale projects and you're driven by achieving results we want to hear from you! Apply now by submitting a cover letter and your CV via

For a confidential discussion please contact Natalie Bellmunt on (03) 9655 6425 or via email

Don't miss your chance to apply for this career defining opportunity!
Applications close Sunday 27 May 2018.

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