Manager, Investment Strategy

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: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/IT/1695083
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS 6-Manager Investment Strategy PD- 2023.01.24.pdf (PDF, 155KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Claire Fazakerley
claire.fazakerley@dot.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Manager Investment Strategy

  • VPS6: $127,467 - $170,579 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

Leading 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 maintain a short-medium term view of the department's priorities for funding through the State budget, advise on the timing, sequencing and packaging of investment decisions, and develop robust strategies for securing required funding and resolving risks and issues. You will also provide guidance and advice to support the development of robust business cases for proposed investments.


Key Accountabilities

  • Lead and direct the provision of authoritative, technical and strategic analysis and advice to relevant Ministers, the Secretary and senior executives on short to medium term transport budget and investment strategies.
  • Oversee and provide objective expert guidance on contentious issues and negotiate agreed pathways to facilitate the production of robust and widely-supported investment advice.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders within the department and its agencies, Ministers' offices and central agencies in order to manage risks and resolve issues. 



Key Selection Criteria:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving (Accomplished) - Demonstrated experience in dealing with concepts and complexity comfortably; takes into account wider business context within business unit when considering options to resolve issues.
  • Business and commercial acumen (Accomplished) - Defines and maximises value add and/ or return of investment in business cases, contract terms, or service delivery agreements.
  • Strategic planning (Leading) - Guides others through the strategic planning process, creating a shared vision for the future.
  • Managing people (Accomplished) - Holds self and team accountable to public sector values and agreed performance standards; Supports achievement of outcomes by anticipating and resolving issues.


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 by email are not accepted).

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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