General Manager, Ports and Shipping (VPS STS2)

Job posted: 08/09/2021
Applications close: 22/09/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Transport Safety Victoria

Salary: $191,518 - $212,038

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Reference: VG/TSV/TSV/1564931XT

Reference: VG/TSV/TSV/1564931XT

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Salary Range: $191,518 - $212,038

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

TSV’s primary objective is to independently seek the highest transport safety standards that are reasonably practicable, consistent with the transport system's vision and objectives under the Transport Integration Act 2010 (Vic) (the Act). We do this by:   • Administering bus and maritime safety legislation
  • Licensing, registering and accrediting operators and other industry participants
  • Monitoring transport industries’ and participants' systems for managing safety risks
  • Monitoring compliance with transport safety legislation
  • Taking enforcement action as appropriate to promote safety outcomes in Victoria. We work within the transport system policy framework that applies to the whole of the transport portfolio under the Act.

Position Title: 

General Manager, Ports and Shipping

Position Number:



VPS Grade 7.2 (Senior Technical Specialist)

Salary Range: 

$191,518 to $212,038 plus superannuation (as of 1 September 2021)

Usual work Location:

Level 12 / 1 Spring Street Melbourne Vic 3000

Employment Type:     

Full time (flexibility may be available)



Reports to:

Director Maritime Safety

Further Information:   

Shaun Rodenburg, Director, Maritime Safety - 0407539993

About the Team

As the state's maritime safety regulator, TSV plays an active role in ensuring safe waterways, safe vessels and safe operators, with the primary mission that every boater returns home safely from a trip on the water. This is achieved by administering a regulatory framework that focusses on a balanced approach to education, compliance monitoring, program delivery, enforcement and the setting of standards.
TSV also monitors and investigates incidents to ensure their causes are understood, that safety legislation or industry practice is followed or complied with, and that lessons derived from an incident are applied to the recreational boating community and shared across industry.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Maritime Safety, the General Manager, Ports & Shipping plays a key role in leading the regulatory activities of the Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV), a division of Transport Safety Victoria, in relation to Ports & Shipping and Maritime Emergencies as well as providing guidance to policy setting and future changes within government. The position will be responsible for driving improved safety outcomes in a dynamic ports environment while providing high level advice to government on approaches to regulating navigational safety in port waters.

About You

  • Demonstrated ability to translate organisational strategy into meaningful long-term plans and initiatives for own areas of responsibility, building and aligning teams with the organisational values and strategic goals through effective people management and modelling.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading, managing and mentoring high performing teams, with the ability to clearly define role expectations, monitor performance, provide timely and constructive feedback and facilitate employee development.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, participate in and learn from multi-disciplinary teams across a variety of business groups in a collaborative and inclusive manner, working well with others to accommodate different working styles and establish and maintain relationships with ease.
  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to convey ideas, information and advice in a clear, authoritative way, with demonstrated experience in effectively managing difficult and sensitive conversations, using knowledge of stakeholders to influence a course of action to achieve organisational objectives and an ability to influence mutually beneficial outcomes by gaining agreement and buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and a demonstrated ability to forge useful partnerships with people across the business, government and other organisations to influence the delivery of positive safety outcomes.
  • Demonstrated high level of written communication skills, with the ability to prepare complex briefs, reports and recommendations to senior management.

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport and Transport Safety Victoria are 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 on the PD attached.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter outlining their suitability to the position in alignment to the key selection criteria (maximum 2 pages) Applications close 11.59pm on 22 September 2021. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please call Shaun Rodenburg, Director, Maritime Safety on 0407539993. Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

General Manager, Ports and Shipping (VPS STS2)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:



Shaun Rodenburg | 0407539993

General Manager, Ports and Shipping (VPS STS2)