Senior Engineer - Structural

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: Various
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DOT/TS/1661510
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Senior Engineer Structural.docx (Word, 646KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Andrew Edwards

Position Details

  • 1 Ongoing Position
  • 1 Fixed Term Position until 18/4/2025
  • Work Location: Kew

About the Team

Network Operations is a division of Transport Services and is responsible for enabling DoT to effectively plan, deliver and maintain a safe, resilient and fit-for-purpose Victorian transport system through trusted, systematic and disciplined technical excellence.

About the Opportunity

The Senior Engineer – Structural sits within Operational Access and uses their structural engineering expertise and independent judgement to assess heavy vehicle applications. The position will provide technical expertise and sound advice to support junior members of the team in relation to complex structural assessments.

About You

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A tertiary qualification in engineering.
  • Technical Knowledge – Determines complex heavy vehicle operational access applications via structural assessment and determines asset performance requirements using multiple methods.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills - Resolves issues through deep understanding or interpretation of existing guidelines. Where guidelines are not available, analyses ideas available and takes action through self, or in consultation with others to resolve problems. If required, determine additional information needed to make informed decisions. Applies critical thinking and problem solving concepts in the right context
  • Innovation & Continuous Improvement Skills - Seeks opportunities for continuous improvement and ways to innovate; Offers suggestions and ideas, encourages others to do the same; Leverage on existing continuous improvement systems and procedures to improve outcomes, quality & efficiency of work; Creates space for learning and innovation by seeking for input and feedback from others.

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. 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. 

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter. Applications close at 11:59pm on 30 September 2022.

For role related queries, please contact Andrew Edwards 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. 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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