Senior Project Manager - Surface Water & Utilities (VPS STS)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 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: Engineering

Reference: VG/1707918

Reference: VG/1707918

Occupation: Engineering

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 position is a Senior Management role leading a team with a specialised focus on surface water and utilities.

  • Senior Project Manager role with a specialised focus on surface water and utilities
  • Lead a team and deliver the largest road infrastructure project in Victoria
  • 3 years fixed term - $175,731 - $238,997 plus superannuation & employee 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 Project Manager – Surface Water & Utilities, you will will be responsible for managing a team of Project Managers and Engineers to oversee the engineering and operational aspects relating to project design and development, procurement, delivery and commissioning within the designated specific scope, time, and budget.

Reporting to the Freeways Design, Operations & Integration Director, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the planning and delivery of major complex infrastructure by means of developing and overseeing project development and delivery activities, assisting with strategic direction, and cultivating effective and collaborative stakeholder relationships.

Collaborate and work closely with project Advisors and Technical Advisors to develop robust design and documentation for the project.

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 experienced in project management, preferably in major infrastructure projects; in particular surface water and utilities, with complex commercial responsibilities, working with multiple stakeholders and significant risk management experience. In addition;

  • Demonstrated significant achievement in the delivery of projects within the scheduled timeframe and budget optimising safety, environmental impacts, reliability, operational characteristics and maintainability, through to handover, and commissioning.
  • Experience in managing major infrastructure projects risks in relation to surface water impacts and flood plain management and understanding key stakeholder requirements and impacts in relation to third party utilities in particular water, sewer and drainage assets.
  • Exceptional communication skills that promote collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders, business acumen that proactively identifies and responds to a wide range commercial complexity.


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 Sunday, 2 April 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 role: 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.

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Senior Project Manager - Surface Water & Utilities (VPS STS)

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

Senior Project Manager - Surface Water & Utilities (VPS STS)