Area Manager (Zone 1/ Zone 5/ Zone 6)

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: Transport / Logistics
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/8534XT
Closing Date: 10-Mar-2021
Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS6 - Area Manager - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 292KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kate Butler

Position Details

About the Team

The Area Manager role is part of a new office-based Congestion Management team in the Transport Operations Centre that will develop and implement an Area Management operating model and framework for real time management of the transport network, leveraging over 1,000 new ITS assets, new data and analytics for network performance insights, and a new situational awareness system and common operating picture.

About the Opportunity

As part of the Congestion Management team, the Area Manager will lead a deputy Area Manager, and be responsible for analysing, reporting and improving Network Performance in a dedicated geographical area of Metropolitan Melbourne (approximately 300km2), designing and directing operational and tactical interventions for implementation, and evaluating their effectiveness.

About You

  • Demonstrated ability to develop policies, programs and initiatives that impact on transport programs or major functional areas, with the ability to interpret and apply policy frameworks and make decisions in the absence of definitive operational policies or guidelines.
  • Strong change management abilities to actively promote and drive change initiatives, effectively identifying and responding to new and emerging strategic issues impacting on the operating environment.
  • Highly advanced communication skills to proactively engage and influence stakeholders, effectively managing competing priorities and views, confidently conveying highly complex concepts, ideas and issues in a variety of styles to a wide audience, including senior and executive leadership. Proven ability to routinely provide authoritative advice to senior stakeholders on complex policy and operational issues that is relied upon in decision-making, with the ability to identify emerging risk and devise and implement robust mitigation solutions.
  • High level technical expertise, with the ability to develop technical or professional standards for the organisation, provide subject matter expertise and contribute to the strategic planning and decision-making process.
  • Proven leadership and management capability, including experience managing professional and operational teams through complex and challenging environments where urgent and critical deadlines are required to be met, while fostering a positive, collaborative and

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.  More information on the PD attached.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and if you wish a covering letter. 

Applications close 11:59pm on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please call Kate Butler, Senior Manager, Congestion Management 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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