Specialist Civil Designer

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: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/NDI/1687819
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD-Specialist Civil Designer VPS6.pdf (PDF, 274KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nicki Kyriakou

Position Details

Specialist Civil Designer

  • VPS6: $$127,467 - $170,579 plus superannuation
  • Ongoing full time
  • Melbourne CBD

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 Specialist Civil Designer is a subject matter expert, reporting to the Senior Manager – Road Design, within Assets and Engineering and is responsible for providing high quality road design services, leadership and trusted high level technical expert advice on road design and traffic engineering matters.

The Specialist Civil Designer will have strong communication skills with an ability to communicate with technical team members and non-technical customers and stakeholders, working within the road design team to source, secure and deliver specialist technical design services under a cost recovery model

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Professional Engineering Knowledge (Leading) – Applies specialist knowledge to assess change requests and prequalification assessments and uses risk framework to understand and manage hazards/risks and ensures compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, codes, standards, etc.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Leading) – Considers a broad range of topics (beyond immediate area of work), works across government and at senior levels to develop and deliver sustainable solutions.
  • Stakeholder Management (Leading) – Identifies and manages a range of complex and often competing needs; Facilitates innovative solutions to resolve stakeholder issues.
  • Develop Capability – Develops and applies frameworks to develop capability at organisation level: Clearly defines role expectations, monitors performance, provides timely and constructive feedback and facilitates employee development; Empowers others by providing them with the authority and latitude to accomplish tasks; Creates learning opportunities and appropriately delegates responsibilities to further the development of others
  • Project Delivery - Translates strategies into programs or projects that enables achievement of outcomes required; Defines governance e.g., success measures, roles and responsibilities, progress monitoring, finances) required to manage risks and maximise probability of success.


  • Relevant qualifications in Civil Engineering
  • Current Professional Engineering Registration in the field of civil, as issued by the Victorian Business Licensing Authority.
  • Extensive experience at a senior level delivering road design projects and providing technical advice
  • 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


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

For more information about these opportunities, please reach out to Nicki Kyriakou, Director - Road Design Services, Nicki.Kyriakou@roads.vic.gov.au

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.

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.

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.

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