Director, Rolling Stock

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’re focused on outcomes that deliver 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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: SES2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/IT/1636155
Closing Date: 27-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $257,112 - $370,331
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Director, Rolling Stock 03062022.pdf (PDF, 190KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tony Hayward

Position Details

  • SES2 $257,112 - $370,331 per annum inclusive of super
  • 3 years' fixed term, full time
  • Melbourne CBD

About the Project

The Department of Transport, has contracting relationships with our major train and tram operators - Yarra Trams & Metro Trains Melbourne, managed on behalf of the Victorian Government. DoT is establishing a new project team, which will be reviewing the State's franchise framework.

 About the Opportunity

The Director, Rolling Stock will lead the Rolling Stock work stream and work closely with the broader project team to deliver project objectives.

 About You

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in providing senior stakeholders with high quality advice, leading highly functioning multidisciplinary teams to drive transport outcomes, and designing rolling stock regimes for complex government projects, ideally in a public transport setting.

You will have:


  • Flexibility and adaptability - Works to find new ways to deliver outcomes
  • Outcomes thinking - Up to date with needs of community
  • Working collaboratively - Build a culture of collaboration


  • Leader mindsets - Exemplify behaviours that engage, motivate and inspire employees 
  • Stewardship - Strategically position the public sector to forecast, define, shape & adapt to the future to meet the needs of Victorians.
  • People - Collaborate at all levels
  • Performance - Drive organisational and system performance 
  • Transport acumen - Leverage technical excellence by providing accurate and actionable information
  • Project Delivery - Regarded as a thought leader in project management
  • Business & Commercial Acumen - Drives a culture of value add and/or return of investment 



  • A relevant tertiary qualification in engineering, asset management or other related technical field is required, and a commercial discipline is desirable.
  • A proven record of leading technical analysis and advisory of government initiatives, ideally in a public transport setting.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge specific to rail rolling stock, and demonstrated experience working on major infrastructure and/or commercial projects in either public and/or private sectors, including experience with a range of procurement models.

 Culture and Benefits

DoT is committed to building a high performance, collaborative culture where flexible work arrangements are a focus to support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life and optimise effectiveness.

 To Apply

Applications close 27th of June 2022. For more information please contact Tony Hayward at

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. 

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