Specialist IT Contracts Planning

The Department of Transport & Planning 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. The department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Procurement
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DOT/IT/1692219
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CIO027 Specialist IT Contracts Planning VPS4.pdf (PDF, 145KB)

Contact: Muhammad Shahid

Position Details

Specialist IT Contracts Planning

  • VPS4: $90,067 - $102,192 p/a + super
  • Ongoing - full time (flexible working arrangements)
  • Based in Kew

About Us

Investment and Technology is a Group within the Department of Transport, and is responsible for providing investment strategy and to deliver commercial and information technology services to drive high performance and improved commercial outcomes for the State.


About the Role

The Specialist IT Contracts Planning is responsible to provide input into the development and delivery of IT Sourcing planning function in accordance with the DoT IT strategy and procurement frameworks to ensure successful planning and delivery of IT initiatives.


Key Accountabilities

• Contributing to the development of IT sourcing strategies in accordance with DTP procurement policy and IT strategy and the Victorian Government Purchasing Board's guidelines to ensure successful delivery of IT initiatives that are commercially viable, fit for purpose and represent value for money.

• Undertaking research and analysis activities and providing strategic planning advice in relation to IT contracts and assist in the development of strategic initiatives to optimise performance and value.

 Developing relationships to effectively negotiating with and influence key stakeholders to improve understanding and awareness of the value provided by sourcing planning function and ensure agile delivery of IT procurement outcomes in line with customer's expectations.

• Exercising professional independent judgement where methods are partially defined to identify industry trends and market conditions; to recommend IT sourcing strategies and initiatives to leverage industry capabilities and deliver improved service outcomes.

 Developing robust, detailed spend models and reports using data from a variety of sources and contribute to the development of sourcing strategies based on sound knowledge of business needs and supply markets.

 Contributing to the development of annual IT commercial and contract renegotiation program of works that supports the achievement of DoT strategic and operational business objectives.

• Providing effective leadership, people management and support to the team members while ensuing staff are engaged with high levels of cohesion and commitment and are delivering on the services required.

 Promote and support safe, inclusive, and flexible team operations.


Key Selection Criteria


• Apply competence and knowledge of IT sourcing to contribute to the development of underlying policies, guidelines and strategies for new and repeat acquisitions and manage associated sourcing activities.

• Provide sound advice and support to identify, analyse, assess and recommend strategic opportunities to improve overall performance and value for money of DoT IT commercial arrangements.

• Effectively manage the development and implementation of sourcing initiatives to improve stakeholder engagement through collaboration and deliver agreed outcomes within scope, time and budget.

• Undertake research and analysis activities and leverage fluctuating conditions in the IT industry to identify opportunities to improve DoT market position and to maximise value driven from commercial arrangements.

• Contribute to the development of procurement strategies based on supply market and category analysis together with in-depth knowledge of organisational demand and requirements to achieve robust, highly flexible and valuable IT sourcing outcomes.

• Apply specialist analytical skills to develop plans and program of work to establish/maintain sustainable IT service arrangements that satisfy business needs and achieve value for money within large, multi-functional and highly regulated organisations.



• Contribute towards building a supportive and cooperative team environment; Engages other teams to share information to understand or respond to issues; Support others in challenging situations.

 • Accept changed priorities without undue discomfort. Responds quickly to changes. Comfortable working in collaboration with teams outside of own organisation.




• Tertiary qualification relevant to the capabilities of the role.


• Extensive relevant experience within large and functionally complex organisations especially in IT sourcing and contracts planning disciplines.
• Understanding or have knowledge of the DoT and/or Victorian Government Purchasing Board Policy and Guidelines.
• Experience in the development and implementation of procurement policy frameworks.


 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 and Planning 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.

The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including veterans, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, have a disability, are from varied cultural backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ+. The department provides workplace adjustments for applicants with disabilities.


How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a brief covering letter. 

Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday, 2 February 2023.

For further information regarding the opportunity, please contact Muhammad Shahid, muhammad.shahid@roads.vic.gov.au (applications via email will not be accepted).


Please note: 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) or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication. Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT. 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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