Manager, Land Acquisition (2 Vacancies)

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 - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/80011584
Closing Date: 29-May-2022
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Manager Land Acquisition.pdf (PDF, 186KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Bryan Yeow, Director Land Acquisition
0409 616 889

Position Details

Manager Land Acquisition (2 Vacancies)

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

About the Division

Transport Property Division provides land acquisition and associated services to infrastructure projects delivered by the Department and Major Transport Infrastructure Authority.

About the opportunity

The Manager will manage people and projects to deliver a range of government land transactions (e.g. compulsory acquisitions, negotiation of leases/licences, purchases, temporary occupations, underground strata divestments, Planning and Environment Act claims, property management and sales) for our clients which include the Department's Groups, Westgate Tunnel Project, Level Crossing Removal Project, North East Link Project, Major Roads Project Victoria and Suburban Rail Loop Authority.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leadership - has provided effective leadership, management and motivation to personnel. A positive work environment exists, with clear performance expectations. 
  • Effective Delivery of Projects – has effectively planned, monitored and delivered assigned projects through the entire project lifecycle, either individually or with the support of other project specialists, to ensure that the project objectives, key milestones and quality outcomes are achieved.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Occupational Capability - Knowledge of government land transactions is highly desirable, but not essential if you can demonstrate a high level of skills operating in a comparable environment involving policy compliance and statutory obligations.  Government land transactions include negotiation of leases/licences, purchases, compulsory acquisition, property management and sales, including a firm understanding of the key areas of risk to project delivery.
  • Managing People (Leading) - Role models ethical leadership through decision making and interactions with people; Creates an organisational culture that enables others to perform at their best and achieve outcomes for the organisation; Champions people engagement as an organisational priority;

Please refer to the attached Position Description to see the complete Key Accountabilities and Key Selection Criteria for the role. (for Seek applicants, click on “Apply Now” to access the PD)

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network.  We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life.
How to apply: 
Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday May 29 2023

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 Bryan Yeow, Director Land Acquisition  on 0409 616 889

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