Senior Transport Modeller

About Us The Department of Transport & Planning brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's integrated transport system. Our job is to provide an integrated transport system 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 system works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/PPI/1704205
Closing Date: 28-Mar-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Transport Modeller PD DTP.pdf (PDF, 149KB)
Job Specification

Contact: James Eunson,

Position Details

The Forecasting and Evaluation team is a central hub for the transport portfolio's demand forecasting and economic evaluation functions. We are responsible for driving consistency, quality and credibility of forecasting and evaluation done by our team and many others on behalf of the Victorian Government. We are the custodians of the department's household travel survey, strategic transport model and land usetransport interaction model. We are responsible for maintaining consistent forecasting assumptions and evaluation guidelines, providing assurance and support to stakeholders across the portfolio.

About the Role

The Senior Transport Modeller will work in the Forecasting and Evaluation team of the Mobility and Insights Division. Reporting to the Manager, Transport Modelling and Forecasting, the Senior Transport Modeller will work in a talented team of transport modelling colleagues. In this role you will apply the department's strategic transport and land use modelling tools including the Victorian Integrated Transport Model (VITM) and CityPlan. The responsibilities of the role include contributing to maintaining long term transport forecasting scenarios to a high standard to ensure credibility and confidence in the department's forecasting and evaluation functions. The Senior Transport Modeller will actively partner with planning and project teams, providing transport modelling input and advice that lifts the value of transport planning, business cases, economic evaluation and design functions across the transport and planning portfolio.

Position Outcomes

As an expert in transport and land use modelling, you consistently provided high-quality advice and input to planners and project teams, elevating the value of planning, policy, and project development activities. Your proactive efforts have significantly contributed to improving forecasting models, methodologies, and advice, while applying innovative thinking to pragmatically solve problems.

With a reliable and responsive reputation, you have worked cooperatively with colleagues and managers to allocate time and resources to the highest priority work, being responsive to stakeholders and partners through clear and collaborative communication.

Trusted and widely used tools have been key in maintaining and continuously improving datasets, forecasting assumptions, strategic models, and user-friendly outputs, ensuring transport and land use modelling information is widely consumed and trusted. Effective partnerships have been fostered with stakeholders in the department, other Victorian government agencies, and industry colleagues, contributing to achieving the vision and objectives of the Forecasting and Evaluation team and the department.

Additionally, you promote and support safe, inclusive, and flexible team operations, emphasizing the importance of teamwork and collaboration. Overall, this individual has a wealth of expertise and experience, bringing significant value to any planning, policy, or project development activities in the field of transport and land use modelling

About you

You possesses valuable personal attributes that contribute to a positive work environment and effective communication with a collaborative working style, building supportive and cooperative team relationships, and engaging with other teams to share information in order to respond to issues.

You are willing to step in and support others beyond their own responsibilities, particularly in challenging situations. In addition, your interpersonal skills are well-developed, allowing them to see things from another's point of view and confirm understanding.

You understand the motivations, needs, and wants of stakeholders, and how these impact service delivery. Skilled at tailoring their communications to suit the audience and their preferences, ensuring that messages are received and understood effectively. Overall, your collaborative and empathetic approach, along with your strong communication skills, make you an asset to any team.

Qualifications and experience


• Relevant tertiary qualification/s in engineering, economics or equivalent
• Strategic transport modelling knowledge
• Strong coding skills


• Experience using Cube software
• Experience with Python or similar

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.

More information is available in the attached Position Description.  

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a brief covering letter.

Applications close 11.59pm on midnight Tuesday 28th March 2023.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact, James Eunson,

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 may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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