Director, Melbourne Airport Rail Link and Network Development

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DEDJTR001470
Closing Date: 28-May-2018
Salary Range: $178,500 - $231,439
Job Duration: Fixed Term (up to three years)
Attachments: Director MARL & Network Development EO3 001470.docx (Word, 130KB)

Contact: William Tieppo
(03) 8392 6110

Position Details


  • $178,500 TO $231,439 Total Remuneration Package
  • Fixed Term / Full Time
  • 1 Spring Street, Melbourne

The position of Director, Melbourne Airport Rail Link and Network Development forms a part of the Asset and Networks Division and Transport for Victoria Group.

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Network Development, this position is responsible for the development of a preliminary business case for a rail link to Melbourne Airport and the development of an integrated rail network development plan.

The role is a key leadership position for the Department and Transport for Victoria, and involves providing recommendations on the optimal alignment and delivery of a rail link between Melbourne Airport and the central city of Melbourne. The position will also require the planning, development and integration of the regional and metro rail networks.

The Director will provide authoritative advice and information to the Secretary, Head, Transport for Victoria and transport portfolio Ministers on key transport issues and implementation priorities in developing the preliminary business case including network context, process, governance, and deliverables.

The position will work collaboratively across the Transport executive, relevant Ministers, other DEDJTR Groups including the Office of Coordinator General, Infrastructure Australia, Infrastructure Victoria, Commonwealth Government departments, a wide range of industry stakeholders, local councils and community interest groups.

To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience in leading and developing a highly complex and sensitive business case with competing priorities and stakeholders. Demonstrated effective leadership attributes with the ability to lead, motivate and successfully develop a multi-disciplinary workforce is vital to this role. 

For a confidential discussion, please call William Tieppo on (03) 8392 6110.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a Fit2Work National Police Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. 

For further information on the position, including a position description, and to apply please visit

Applications close at midnight on 28 May 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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