Manager, Governance

The Department of Transport (DoT) 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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/IT/1663464
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: 36 months
Attachments: MR5 - VPS6 Manager Governance - Position Description .pdf (PDF, 180KB)

Contact: Bethany Burke

Position Details

Manager, Governance

  • VPS6: $127,467 - $170,579 p/a + super
  • Fixed term - full time (36 months/flexible working arrangements)
  • Based in Rialto towers/Melbourne CBD

About Us


The Department of Transport, through Head, Transport for Victoria, 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, MR5, which will be comprehensively reviewing the State's franchise framework.

About the Role

Reporting to the Commercial Transaction Manager, this role will play a key, autonomous role in the delivery of the transaction workstream to meet project objectives. Working closely with the Commercial Transaction Manager and broader project stakeholders, and drawing on the expertise of specialist advisory consultancies, the Manager, Governance will be responsible for managing the project's governance processes and drafting appropriate documentation to support executive and Ministerial level informed decision making.

Key Accountabilities

  • High quality documentation: Support the Commercial Transactions Manager through quality support to working groups and steering committees, including progress reports on outstanding matters and preparing quality plans, reports, correspondence and briefings.
  • Stakeholder management: Develop, maintain, and enhance key professional relationships and strategic partnerships with internal and external senior stakeholders including facilitating whole-of-government input.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Accomplished): Takes into account wider business context within business unit when considering options to resolve issues. Identifies recurring problems and prevents future recurrence by integrating solutions into work process.
  • Political and Organisational Context (Applied): Understands issues and pressures to which the organisation has to respond; Understands the reasons behind the organisational climate and culture.

For further detail, please refer to the PD included on our Careers Page. (Seek applicants, click on “Apply” 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 a brief covering letter. Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday, 2nd Oct 22.

For further information regarding the opportunity, please contact Bethany Burke, (applications via email will not be accepted).

To be considered up to date vaccinated, you must have been administered COVID-19 vaccines as determined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). DoT is requiring all staff to be Vaccinated and to have had Booster Vaccination (Triple vaccinated as a minimum). Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the DoT will be treated in the strictest confidence

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