Senior Contract Manager - Rolling Stock Interface and Compliance

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’re focused on outcomes that deliver 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: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/TS/1586373
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Senior Contract Manager - Rolling Stock Interface and Compliance.docx (Word, 641KB)
Job Specification

Contact: David Watts

Position Details

About the Team

The metro train contracts management team provides contract, commercial and governance advice and oversight of the train contracts operating on the metropolitan rail network. The team provides a single user interface to the metropolitan rail network and transport operators.

About the Opportunity

The Senior Contract Manager - Rolling Stock Interface and Compliance sits within Rail Services and is responsible for maintaining oversight of Project Co's contractual obligations and ensuring that contract deliverables are met within contractual timeframes and appropriately recorded for audit purposes. The role will require extensive experience with commercial and contract management methodologies and practices to manage major infrastructure projects on behalf of the State.

About You

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Tertiary degree in engineering, business, commerce or law; or extensive experience managing public private partnership contracts or other high value high risk contracts.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills – Delivers tangible business outcomes as a result of critically evaluating problems from multiple perspectives and delivering effective solutions.
  • Project Delivery Experience– Translates strategies into programs or projects that enables achievement of outcomes required; Defines governance e.g. success measures, roles and responsibilities, progress monitoring) required to manage risks and maximise probability of success.
  • Influence and Persuasion Skills – Develops long-term and multi-phased plans to influence others; Implements complex strategies to build buy-in from key internal and external clients/stakeholders; Effectively negotiates with clients/stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a high performance, collaborative culture where flexible work arrangements are a focus to support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life and optimise effectiveness.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and cover letter. Applications close at 11:59pm on 8 December 2021.

For role related queries, please contact David Watts at

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.

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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