Senior Specialist Asset Investment and Performance Modelling (VPSG6)

Job posted: 12/09/2023
Applications close: 02/10/2023 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Transport and Planning

Salary: $129,379 - $151,259

Occupation: Engineering

Reference: 2059

Reference: 2059

Occupation: Engineering

Salary Range: $129,379 - $151,259

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the Role

*This is a VPS 6.1 role

The Senior Specialist Asset Investment & Performance Modelling position sits within Asset Information Integrity and Analytics, within the Asset Intelligence Branch of the Assets and Engineering Division. The role is responsible for the effective delivery of asset investment and performance modelling across Department of Transport and Planning for rail and road assets. The role will lead modelling projects that provide expert advice and analysis on matters relating to asset renewal investment modelling and associated data management, solve complex asset modelling issues, and provide accurate and pertinent information for asset management decisions making.

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Position Outcomes

To be successful in the role the ideal candidate will be an accomplished professional with exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills, adept at considering the broader business context when resolving issues and proactively preventing recurring problems. The ideal candidate will demonstrate data literacy by effectively utilizing diverse data sets to inform predictive decision-making, while also possessing the ability to formulate basic data models and algorithms. By utilising your digital and technological knowledge and skills you will be guiding others in the use of relevant tools and understanding their impact on daily operations.

  • Effective Investment Planning – The Senior Specialist Asset Investment & Performance Modelling will provide specialist advice and analyses for developing rail and road asset renewal investment models and associated ‘what-if’ investment scenarios. Funding submissions and forward planning decisions within the department need to be supported by robust, evidence-based and transparent modelling results. Asset Class Management Plans and associated funding requests contain long-term funding requirements based on specified investment scenarios and meet specified performance requirements and/or service levels.
  • Technical Leadership – The Senior Specialist Asset Investment & Performance Modelling will provide technical guidance and support for a team of Specialist Asset Investment & Performance Modelling colleagues, across both rail (train and tram) and road asset portfolios.
  • Model Development –Models for complex assets in both rail and road require development. These models will need to match the use cases of the Department of Transport and Planning, which differ in the road and rail portfolios.
  • Review Operators Models – The operators of the rail network develop asset investment models. These models will be reviewed periodically, in accordance with contractual requirements, and where appropriate findings will influence the improvement of the department’s own models.
  • Sound Investment Decisions – Investment decisions are informed by ‘what if’ scenarios based on a range of variables, typically informed by varying funding envelopes and/or varying performance thresholds.  The incumbent will provide specialist advice on investment scenarios, ensuring consistency of a base set of investment scenarios across models.
  • Data Requirements – The required advice on data requirements for long-term asset health modelling has been provided, including facilitation of required updates to asset data specifications.
  • Stakeholder Management – Model development will require engagement of stakeholders within the Department as well as with operator/maintainer subject matter experts, to illicit inputs and data that will support the development of asset renewal investment models.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Experience in analysing complex infrastructure asset data and information
  • Extensive experience in asset condition, performance and deterioration modelling and in the use of associated decision support software tools
  • Tertiary qualification in engineering or qualification/s in asset management


  • Experience in Roads and/or Public Transport industry
  • Asset Management and program development experience
  • Experience in data management and governance practices

What we offer

  • Meaningful work shaping transportation systems and urban planning
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Collaboration and teamwork with diverse stakeholders
  • Impact on the community's quality of life
  • Work-life balance initiatives and flexible work arrangements
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits packages
  • Professional networking opportunities

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

Click the ‘Apply’ button and follow the prompts. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter.  Applications close 9:00 PM on Monday 02 of October 2023. For further information about the role please contact Raman Pelia – Manager - Asset Investment and Performance Modelling via raman.pelia@roads.vic.gov.au

Preferred applicants will be required to complete a police check and may be subject to other pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport and Planning will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Senior Specialist Asset Investment and Performance Modelling (VPSG6)

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Senior Specialist Asset Investment and Performance Modelling (VPSG6)