Senior Planner and Scheduler (VPS STS)

Job posted: 07/03/2023
Applications close: 21/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Up to 3 Years

Organisation: North East Link Program

Salary: $175,731 - $238,997

Occupation: Construction

Reference: VG/1703564

Reference: VG/1703564

Occupation: Construction

Salary Range: $175,731 - $238,997

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The North East Link Program will deliver the missing link in Melbourne's road network that will finally complete the Metropolitan Ring Road by connecting the M80 to the Eastern Freeway to improve outer north-south links for road freight movement and improve travel time and reliability. This role will be embedded as part of the Alliance.

  • Senior position providing high level strategic planning for the largest road project in Victoria
  • Flexible work arrangements to ensure you lead a healthy work and life balance
  • 3 years fixed term - $175,731 to $238,997 + super & benefits.

About North East Link

North East Link is the biggest ever investment in Melbourne's north-east – changing the way people move around Melbourne.

Victoria's longest road tunnels will fix the missing link in our city's freeway network, take 15,000 trucks off local roads a day and slash travel times by up to 35 minutes. We'll also complete the Ring Road in Greensborough, overhaul the Eastern Freeway, build Melbourne's first dedicated busway and the North East Trail – more than 34km of walking and cycling paths.

About the Opportunity

Be part of a transformative infrastructure project for Victoria, with an exciting role in the North East Link Program's Delivery Freeways!

As our next Senior Planner and Scheduler, you will provide high level strategic planning and scheduling advice for package leadership, developing schedules for various complex work packages and monitors progression of works. The position is also accountable for ensuring compliance with North East Link Program (NELP) wide strategic planning and technical best practice guidance as well as supporting continuous improvement objectives.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, you will partner with internal and external executive stakeholders ensuring completeness, accuracy and clarity of works schedules, the identification of critical works, and the timely communication of schedule delays and issues arising along with mitigation strategies.

As the project progresses, this position is expected to be embedded as part of the Alliance.

It will be a requirement to travel and spend time at one or all of our site offices (Heidelberg, Watsonia and Abbotsford).

About You

You are a highly experienced planning and scheduling professional who is ambitious to apply their skills and experience on Victoria's most high profile and complex road infrastructure project.

  • Not only will you possess an excellent track record in delivering complex schedules, but you will also be able to see the bigger picture implications behind contractor proposals.
  • Extensive knowledge of whole of project life-cycle project management and program methodologies including business case development and demonstrated delivery through design, procurement, construction and commissioning.
  • Prior experience in the preparation of work breakdown structures and project budgets and ability to relate physical activities to project costing and Earned Value frameworks.
  • Ability to develop detailed construction programs for major infrastructure projects from first principles using measured quantities and industry accepted productivity rates utilising Primavera or Microsoft Project


At North East Link, we are committed to creating a workplace that inspires and engages you – we want you to be a powerful contributor to this wonderfully diverse and dynamic organisation. Our offering continues to grow but here is what we already have in store for you:

  • We understand the importance of a healthy work/life balance and mental health is at the forefront of everything we do. Keeping this in mind, we offer all employees a flexible and hybrid working environment, where we encourage you to make your work life fit to your lifestyle.
  • Leave loading - 17.5% payment on top of your base salary when you take annual leave and ability to purchase additional leave.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave.
  • Annual lump sum payments in recognition of the changing public service work environment in which we work.
  • Incremental performance-based payments over the course of your career.
  • Salary sacrifice of additional superannuation contributions and novated vehicle lease arrangements.
  • Access to discounted public transport.

What Next?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now! Applications must include a cover letter and resume. There is no need to provide any type of response to Key Selection Criteria separately, but we do encourage you to outline relevant experience and motivation for applying in your cover letter.

Applications close at 11:59pm on 21st March 2023.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which includes reference checks, qualification checks, a national police check and pre-employment misconduct screening.

Please be advised that it is requirement for all MTIA staff to be compliant with the MTIA COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (the Policy). The Policy stipulates that, unless an employee is an Excepted Person within the meaning of the Policy, in order to attend an MTIA workplace the employee must hold ‘up-to-date' vaccination status in accordance with ATAGI guidance, which for most includes their primary vaccination course and booster. Should you require further information about the Policy, please have a conversation with us per above.

Need more information?

Regarding the recruitment process: Linda King, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner linda.king@northeastlink.vic.gov.au.

Our advertisement is only intended for individuals interested in employment with NELP. Recruitment agencies need not contact.

We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our employees and in turn, encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability and others from under-represented backgrounds to apply. If you would like to apply for position and require reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, or assistance with accessibility, please contact nelp-recruitment@northeastlink.vic.gov.au to advise.

Visit us: North East Link Program

Follow us: LinkedIn I Facebook I Instagram I YouTube | Twitter

Senior Planner and Scheduler (VPS STS)

Job type:

Full time / Up to 3 Years

Job classification:



Linda King - Senior Talent Acquisition Partner | linda.king@northeastlink.vic.gov.au

Senior Planner and Scheduler (VPS STS)