Design Coordinator

The North East Link 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 Program
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/28223A
Closing Date: 23-Mar-2023
Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138
Job Duration: Up to 3 years
Attachments: NELP - VPS 6 - Design Coordinator - Position Description .pdf (PDF, 463KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Stephanie Havercroft

Position Details

  • Lead successful design outcomes across the Northern Delivery Package 
  • Play a part in improving design & transport outcomes for Melbournians for decades to come! 
  • 1 x 3 year fixed term position available - $129,379 - $173,138 + super & benefits 

About North East Link

North East Link is the biggest ever investment in Melbourne's north-east – changing the way people move around Melbourne. Victoria's longest road tunnels will fix the missing link in our city's freeway network, take 15,000 trucks off local roads a day and slash travel times by up to 35 minutes. We'll also complete the Ring Road in Greensborough, overhaul the Eastern Freeway, build Melbourne's first dedicated busway and the North East Trail – more than 34km of walking and cycling paths.

About the Opportunity

Be part of a transformative infrastructure project for Victoria, with one new Design Coordinator role available in the North East Link Program's Delivery Freeways! 

As our Design Coordinator, you will play an integral role in the Design and Delivery of NELP's Northern Delivery Package. You will be embedded into the Package, working alongside the Freeways Design, Operations and Integration team as part of a multi-disciplinary team environment. Reporting to the Design Manager, you will play a vital role in overseeing and reviewing packages of work and the engineering components from a design perspective. You will be a subject matter expert, utilising your knowledge of AustRoads guidelines when providing high level technical advice to project team members and Design Managers. 

Your foresight and ability to mitigate project risks from a design perspective will see you thrive in this role. Provide oversight of Alliance activities and collaborate with a team of project managers and wider project teams in a cross-functional environment to ensure that design considerations meet project needs.  

It will be a requirement to travel and spend time at one or all of our site offices (Heidelberg, Watsonia, Collingwood and/or Abbotsford). The Design Coordinator role will have a proposed commencement of mid May 2023 for the recommended candidate.

About You

You are:

  • An experienced Design Coordinator with a tertiary qualification in engineering or science related discipline, you possess a breadth of experience in infrastructure design across road, drainage, and structures to inform project design outcomes. 
  • Knowledge of collaborating with project team members managers to produce design outcomes that meet time and cost requirements. 
  • Able to see the bigger picture and understand how different aspects of Design impact on overall project goals. Experience in utilising MicroStation, CAD and Digital Engineering software is favourable.   


At North East Link, we are committed to creating a workplace that inspires and engages you – we want you to be a powerful contributor to this wonderfully diverse and dynamic organisation. Our offering continues to grow but here is what we already have in store for you:

  • We understand the importance of a healthy work/life balance and mental health is at the forefront of everything we do. Keeping this in mind, we offer all employees a flexible and hybrid working environment, where we encourage you to make your work life fit to your lifestyle.
  • Leave loading - 17.5% payment on top of your base salary when you take annual leave and ability to purchase additional leave.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave.
  • Annual lump sum payments in recognition of the changing public service work environment in which we work.
  • Incremental performance-based payments over the course of your career.
  • Salary sacrifice of additional superannuation contributions and novated vehicle lease arrangements.
  • Access to discounted public transport.

What Next?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. There is no need to provide any type of response to Key Selection Criteria separately, but we do encourage you to outline relevant experience and motivation for applying in your cover letter. Applications close at 11:59pm on Thursday, 23 March 2023.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which includes reference checks, qualification checks, a national police check and pre-employment misconduct screening. Please be advised that it is requirement for all MTIA staff to be compliant with the MTIA COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (the Policy). The Policy stipulates that, unless an employee is an Excepted Person within the meaning of the Policy, in order to attend an MTIA workplace the employee must hold ‘up-to-date' vaccination status in accordance with ATAGI guidance, which for most includes their primary vaccination course and booster. Should you require further information about the Policy, please have a conversation with us per above.

Need more information?

Regarding the role/recruitment process: Stephanie – Talent Acquisition Partner – Our advertisement is only intended for individuals interested in employment with NELP. Recruitment agencies need not contact.

We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our employees and in turn, encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability and others from under-represented backgrounds to apply. If you would like to apply for position and require reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, or assistance with accessibility, please contact to advise.

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