Senior Advisor

The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) 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: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/IT/1692327
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS 5 Senior Advisor PD- 2023.01.24.pdf (PDF, 150KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lisa Schultz
lisa.schultz@dot.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Senior Advisor

  • VPS5: $103,920 - $125,735 per annum plus superannuation
  • Ongoing, full time (flexible working arrangements)
  • Melbourne CBD/hybrid work from home (flexible working arrangements)


About Us

The Investment and Technology Group delivers strategic oversight and management of DTP's operating and infrastructure budget and provides commercial and information technology services to drive high performance and improved commercial outcomes for the State.

Investment Strategy within the Portfolio Management Office is responsible for ensuring the effective allocation of resources across transport projects and initiatives. This involves collaboration across the department to ensure resourcing implications are considered during policy, planning and development phases and that there is a robust investment strategy to inform future funding advice and decision making.


About the Role

Working as a member of a small team, you will provide authoritative, articulate, and strategic advice on investment strategy to Ministers and the department executives, to support decision-making on budget funding priorities and options. You will work with stakeholders across the department to understand short-medium term priorities for funding through the State budget, provide constructive advice on the timing, sequencing and packaging of investment decisions, and develop strategies for resolving funding risks and issues. You will also provide guidance and support to business case authors to enable the development of robust business cases for proposed investments.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide authoritative and strategic investment advice to relevant Ministers, the Secretary and senior department  executives on short to medium term budget and investment strategy.
  • Contribute to the provision of objective guidance on contentious issues, and negotiation of pathways to facilitate the production of robust and widely supported investment advice including the development of robust, high quality business cases.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders within the department and its portfolio agencies, Minsters' offices, and central agencies to manage risks and resolve issues.
  • Prepare timely, accurate and high-quality reports, briefings, and presentations for senior stakeholders.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving (Applied) - Resolves issues through deep understanding or interpretation of existing guidelines.
  • Partnering and Co-creation (Applied) - Identifies and partners with stakeholders to ensure active collaboration in the design process to understand needs, obtain ideas, insights and input.
  • Communicate with impact (Applied) - Demonstrated experience in delivering logical sequential and succinct communication including briefs, emails and reports. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability (Applied) - Accept changed priorities without undue discomfort. Responds quickly to changes.


For further detail, please refer to the PD included on our Careers Page.


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.

DTP is committed to inclusive recruitment with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women and gender diverse people, the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disabilities and those from Culturally and Linguistically diverse communities. That's why we encourage people in these groups to apply, even if you don't meet every single requirement, or your skills don't perfectly align. You might still be the right candidate or be the right fit for another role.


How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a brief covering letter.

Applications close 11.59pm on Monday, 6 Feb 2023.

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). DTP 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 DTP. Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the DTP will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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