Senior Advisor, Government and Industry Liaison

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: Procurement
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/80011600DXT
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Senior Advisor Government & Industry Liaison VPS6 Jan2022.pdf (PDF, 124KB)

Contact: Christopher Wong

Position Details

Senior Advisor, Government and Industry Liaison

  • Annual Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473 per annum plus superannuation
  • Tenure: Ongoing
  • Employment Type:  Full Time
  • Usual Work Location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)


About the Team

The Rolling Stock Development Division falls under the Network Design and Integration Group which transforms network strategies and plans into deliverable transport solutions.

The Rolling Stock Development Division supports the delivery of new rolling stock, major refurbishments and upgrades, while supporting local jobs and industry.  The division provides advice on rolling stock, related infrastructure, and systems to ensure Victoria's fleets meet current and future requirements

The Industry Engagement team is part of the Industry Engagement and Capital Projects group. It supports all manner of transport related projects with a particular focus on rolling stock manufacture and maintenance.


About the Opportunity

The Senior Advisor, Government and Industry Liaison is responsible for engagement strategies for the development of the Victorian rolling stock industry and supply chain which includes advice concerning high value and complex rolling stock procurement.

This role will work closely with government agencies such as The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, The Office of the Lead Scientist, Invest Victoria, Global Victoria, The Department of Transport Communications and Public Affairs branch and the external market.

The role will also manage and support Ministerial Advisory Committees and hold key relationships with external stakeholders to provide advice on industry matters, strategies to grow the State's capabilities and pathways that lead to investment, jobs, workforce development and innovation outcomes.


What we're looking for

  • Extensive experience and detailed knowledge of government processes including the roles of other government agencies
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and work productively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to think at the big picture level particularly at both a governmental and private sector
  • Strong ability to consult, liaise with and influence key stakeholders in both the public and private sector
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of complex briefs, letters, emails, cabinet submissions
  • Knowledge of the Public Sector



  • A relevant tertiary degree
  • Extensive strategic engagement and communications with industry
  • Experience in scoping, preparing and delivering international trade missions, both inbound and outbound
  • Experience in a complex manufacturing sector
  • Experience working with senior levels of government


More information on the PD attached (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. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable.


How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and if you wish a covering letter.  Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday, 30 January 2022.  

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 regarding this opportunity, please reach out to Christopher Wong, Director, Industry and Local Content at

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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