Senior Heritage Officer, Major Projects

Job posted: 08/07/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full Time - Fixed Term

Organisation: Department of Transport and Planning

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Other

Reference: 4887

Reference: 4887

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the Role

*This is a Fixed Term Position until 30 June 2025

The Senior Heritage Officer will work within the Major Projects team at Heritage Victoria. This multi-disciplinary team was established to drive strong heritage outcomes on major infrastructure projects including Metro Tunnel, Level Crossing Removal Project, Suburban Rail Loop, North East Link, Major Road Projects, Inland Rail, and the Melbourne Art Precinct Transformation

The Senior Heritage Officer will work collaboratively and represent Heritage Victoria in matters relating to the management of places on the Victorian Heritage Register which may be affected by the Big Build, and other projects as required. This may include representation of Heritage Victoria’s interests through the development of Environmental Effects Statements or other approvals processes, assessment of permit and exemption applications including the drafting of conditions of approval commensurate with project impacts, contribution as relevant to other statutory processes, attendance at regular project meetings, attendance on site, statutory compliance, and the provision of objective advice to ensure projects achieve outcomes consistent with good heritage practice and the requirements of the Heritage Act 2017.

To access the Position Description, please click here.

Position Outcomes / Accountabilities

  • Provide authoritative specialist heritage advice to a wide range of stakeholders including Ministers, senior representatives, local government, other agencies, community groups and the public.
  • Prepare high quality, factually correct and objective reports, papers, submissions, presentations, briefs and correspondence, that demonostrate a detailed understanding of the policy, political and legal context in a timely manner; maintaining high quality record keeping.
  • Establish, manage and utilise effective collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, including other state government departments, agencies, contractors and representatives to facilitate the effective representation and assessment of heritage matters on major transport projects.
  • Lead the assessment of permits and permit exemptions in accordance with statutory timeframes and prepare for, and represent the Executive Director at Heritage Council hearings, as required.
  • Represent Heritage Victoria as required through the planning, approvals and delivery phases of major transport projects.
  • Mentor, coach and provide guidance to team members, contributing to a high-performing team that is proactive, responsive and has a strong culture consistent with the department’s behaviours.
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively across the business to deliver business unit, group and DELWP priorities and initiatives as required.
  • To practice cultural safety by creating environments, relationships and systems free from racism and discrimination so that people can feel safe, valued and able to participate.

Key Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate will join our dynamic team to develop and align objectives with broader organisational goals, prioritise tasks, and integrate relevant technologies. They will lead project delivery by defining tasks, coordinating efforts, and ensuring progress, while understanding and responding to organisational pressures and culture. To be successful in the role, they will communicate with impact, making a positive impression, delivering clear and engaging messages, and handling sensitive topics effectively.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in a heritage related discipline including but not limited to architecture, engineering, planning or conservation and experience in heritage conservation, is required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the philosophical and practical issues relating to the conservation and management of the State’s most significant heritage places is required.


  • Demonstrated ability to build awareness and understanding of economic and political trends that may affect Major Transport projects and consider the ramifications of these emerging issues and long-term impacts.

What we offer

  • Demonstrated ability to build awareness and understanding of economic and political trends that may affect Major Transport projects and consider the ramifications of these emerging issues and long-term impacts.
  • Meaningful work making Victorian communities more accessible and liveable
  • Professional growth and development opportunities across the department and the wider Victorian Public Services
  • A hybrid working model focused on collaboration and teamwork
  • Optimal work-life balance initiatives including flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunity to work across multiple urban and suburban hubs
  • We prioritise the development of a safe and inclusive culture

Culture Value

We are an equal opportunity employer, embracing a diverse range of applicants such as veterans, and people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA community members, individuals with disabilities and/or health conditions, as well as those from varied faith and cultural backgrounds. At our department, we prioritize the development of a safe, inclusive, and high-performance culture through shared actions and behaviours that align with our strategy and direction. This empowers our employees to effectively contribute to our goals.

How to Apply

Non-DTP Employees (Including VPS outside of DTP)

Create an account by clicking the ‘Apply’ button and follow the prompts. For help, click here for Quick Reference Guide.

Applications close at 11:59 PM on Sunday 21 July 2024.

Please include a resume and cover letter. All applications must be submitted through the online portal. We’re unable to consider email or manual applications.

For more information, contact Janet Sullivan, Manager Strategic Projects and Operations via janet.sullivan@transport.vic.gov.au  or (03) 85081305. Preferred applicants will need to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks. Your information will be treated confidentially.

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Senior Heritage Officer, Major Projects

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janet.sullivan@transport.vic.gov.au - Manager, Strategic Projects and Operations Janet Sullivan - (03) 85081305

Senior Heritage Officer, Major Projects