RoD - Specialist Engineer Geotechnical

The Department of Transport 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 are excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/80005404
Closing Date: 29-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: R- NDI - Assets and Engineering - Specialist Engineer - Geotechnical VPS6.pdf (PDF, 307KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Arthur Apostolopoulos

Position Details

Specialist Engineer Geotechnical

  • VPS6: $125,893 - $168,473 per annum plus superannuation
  • Full Time, Ongoing
  • Melbourne CBD (the department provides flexible working arrangements)

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Asset Engineering – Roads, the Specialist Engineer – Geotechnical is responsible for, and leads a team of technical experts  providing sound technical advice and support on all geotechnical matters across the Department of Transport and MTIA in relation to changes to the road network. The Specialist Engineer – Geotechnical will use creative and advanced problem solving to independely resolve complex geotechnical issues and implement a consistent approach in assigning risk levels for geotechnical hazards across the State. The Specialists Engineer – Geotechnical will also assist the Department of Transport with the development of business cases, discharge DoT responsibilities under the Building Act 1994 for review or Protection Work Notices, manage prequalification activities and incident/emergency response. Developing and maintaining effective relationships with a range of stakeholders, representing the department at key project meetings, and contributing to discipline Community of Practice will be an important component of this role.

Position Outcomes

  • Preferred Technical Position – The Specialist Engineer – Geotechnical has provided highly considered technical solutions to the development of the preferred technical position in relation to impacts of proposed changes to the road network by DoT and MTIA.
  • Engineering Input– The incumbent has provided technical input into key Statewide projects, relevant asset related business case, prequalification activities, and ensures that its component of the Engineering Service Level Agreement (or equivalent) and any Fee for Services activities across DoT and MTIA is working well
  • Road Management Functions – The incumbent has effectively managed the completion of the geotechnical risk management program within required timeframes, responded within the legislated timeframe to all PWN (Protection Works Notice) requests the department receives under the Building Act 1994, and completed other activities to discharge its road manager obligations.



  •  Relevant tertiary qualification in Engineering and relevant experience in geotechnical matters.

For further detail regarding the position, please refer to the PD attached.

How to apply:

Applications should include a resume and a covering letter. Applications close 11.59pm Wednesday 29th June, 2022.

Please note: Please note: This position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness.

Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Jeremy Burdan - Specialist Engineer - Road Design and Traffic Engineering on

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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