Lead Civil Designer (Road Design)

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 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: Construction
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/NDI/1687228
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD-E-Lead Civil Designer(multiple) VPS5. v2.0-30-11-2022 (1).docx (Word, 567KB)
Job Specification

PD-E-Lead Civil Designer(multiple) VPS5.pdf (PDF, 188KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Geoffrey Wallace

Position Details

Lead Civil Designer (Road Design)

  • VPS5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation
  • Ongoing full time
  • Melbourne CBD (various locations)

About the Team
Assets and Engineering is a division of Network Design and Integration and is responsible for enabling Department of Transport to effectively plan, deliver and maintain a safe, resilient and fit-for-purpose Victorian transport system through trusted, systematic and disciplined technical excellence.

The Road Design team is part of the Assets and Engineering division and is focused on delivering sustainable road design services that address transport growth and investment. With a high demand for our services the Road Design team supports the Department of Transport deliver on its strategic priorities.

About the Opportunity
The Lead Civil Designer (Road Design) sits within Assets and Engineering and is responsible for leading the delivery of road design services including road design advice, investigations and concept and detail designs. Applying innovative thinking and analysis to influence quality, cost effective project outcomes within the road design field.

The Lead Civil Designer (Road Design) will manage and lead the delivery of road design projects to ensure the delivery of services and advice is within agreed timeframes and budgets. The role will also contribute to enhancing capability and knowledge sharing and be responsible for provding sound advice and guidance to Department of Transport and other clients and specialists in the road design field while also  contributing to their community of practice.

Position Outcomes

  • Road Design Service Delivery – Managed and led the delivery of road design projects, providing specialist professional road design services within agreed timeframes, budgets, and to a high standard and aligning with safe system principles
  • Trusted Advisor– Exercised sound specialist knowledge with the road design field and provided trusted technical advice and solutions relating to road and traffic disciplines. Prepares technical reports at an advanced professional level. Standards in own area of responsibility have been interpreted and appropriately applied to deliver innovative, high quality road design services. Applied innovative thinking and analysis to influence quality, cost effective project outcomes within the road design field.
  • Stakeholder Engagement – Initiated, developed and maintained effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and clients. Focused on understanding stakeholder issues to support the delivery of specialist professional services and advice. Applied negotiation and persuasion skills to manage relationships with peers, stakeholders, and clients.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving  – 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. Delivers tangible business outcomes as a result of critically evaluating problems from multiple perspectives and delivering effective solutions.
  • Professional Knowledge  - Applies specialist knowledge to shape engineering outcomes in a specific area of engineering practice and context. Ensures compliance to all relevant laws, regulations, codes, standards and other instruments affecting engineering designs or work.
  • Project Delivery – Defines tasks to be delivered to meet agreed outcomes; Coordinates and guides others in the execution of work activities; Monitor's progress of tasks against plans and takes corrective action when required


  • Extensive experience in road design
  • Extensive experience in the use of Austroads guidelines and DoT supplements to road design
  • Experience in project management and delivering road design related projects
  • Proficient in the use of Bentley Systems Inroads CADD software

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must include a resume and a covering letter. Applications closes at 11.59pm on 29 January 2023.

For a confidential discussion or any queries regarding this opportunity, please contact Geoffrey wallace at geoffrey.wallace@roads.vic.gov.au

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. 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).

Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT. Preferred applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

DoT 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.

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