Mechanical Engineering Manager (VPS STS)

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 27/09/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Transport

Salary: $170,997 - $232,558

Occupation: Engineering

Reference: VG/80010599DXT

Reference: VG/80010599DXT

Occupation: Engineering

Salary Range: $170,997 - $232,558

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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.




Salary Range:

$170,997 -  $232,558 per annum plus superannuation

Reports to:

Technical Director, Next Generation Tram (NGT)

Direct reports


Usual work location:


Employment Type:

Full Time – Fixed Term (Flexibility may be available)


3 Years


Network Design and Integration


About the Division

The Network Design and Integration group delivers on the transport portfolio's priorities through the development and delivery of an integrated pipeline of projects and support the Major Transport Infrastructure Program.


About the Team

The Rolling Stock Development Division falls under the Network Design and Integration Group which transforms network strategies and plans into deliverable transport solutions. It does this by delivering informed investment options through planning and delivering infrastructure and deployment of asset management processes, including property.


About the Opportunity

Reporting to theTechnical Director (NGT) the Mechanical Engineering Manager is accountable for the successful delivery of all mechanical systems for the complex NGT Project to ensure the project outcome the NGT Project's safety, operational, customer and commercial objectives

The responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Effectively managing technical and safety risks SFAIRP relating to assigned mechanical sub-systems and order assigned work within the context of tram operations on the Melbourne Tram Network, while ensuring that safety is always paramount
  • Provide authoritative, strategic, and practical technical advice to support the Technical Director in the leadership of the technical team with the delivery of all technical aspects of the NGT project within a challenging and highly complex project environment
  • Provide leadership and support for each phase of the project delivery throughout the full project and engineering lifecycle including design, manufacture, testing, quality, issues resolution, integration, commissioning, verification, validation, operations, and maintenance


About You

As our ideal candidate, you will

  • A mechanical engineering tertiary qualification or equivalent
  • Professional Member of Engineer Australia and Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status would be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated experience in the procurement, design, manufacturing, testing, commissioning, and acceptance of rolling stock
  • A postgraduate qualification in a field of relevance to engineering or rolling stock projects would be highly regarded

Key Selection Criteria

  1. High level of demonstrated technical experience and expertise in rolling stock mechanical systems such as body structure, bogies, doors, HVAC, gangways and couplers, vehicle system and brakes. Demonstrated technical experience and expertise in driver and customer facing systems such as drivers cab, passenger saloon, accessibility (DSAPT), noise and experience with the application of user-centred design principles.
  2. High level of demonstrated experience in application of systems thinking and system engineering in a rolling stock engineering environment and the ability to identify potential technical issues, propose risk mitigation actions and to research, document and report on technical matters pertaining to proposed rolling stock options.
  3. Experience in a rolling stock or transport project management environment, including planning, scheduling monitoring and reporting, issues management, and ability to lead a team of engineers and technical personnel in a complex engineering environment.
  4. Possess a high standard of interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work with internal and external stakeholder to achieve work objectives, with the ability to build and maintain strong and effective stakeholder relationships, and ability to navigate highly sensitive topics and stakeholder engagements.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work flexibly in a complex and demanding environment that has competing priorities and the need to meet urgent deadlines, which may be outside of standard office hours and location.
  6. Proven ability to problem solve, communicate and report authoritatively on complex technical issues verbally and in written form to non-expert audiences and demonstrated ability to manage internal and external stakeholder approvals and process compliance in highly constrained contractual and regulatory environment.


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 on the PD attached.


How to Apply

Your application will form an integral part of the recruitment process and should include a resume and separate document addressing the key selection criteria.  Applications close 11.59pm on 27 September 2021

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please email Luke Bond, Technical Director at luke.bond@transport.vic.gov.au

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

Mechanical Engineering Manager (VPS STS)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:



Luke Bond | luke.bond@transport.vic.gov.au

Mechanical Engineering Manager (VPS STS)