First listed on: 15 April 2024

Deputy Director, Engineering Contracts


Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) is an integrated transport infrastructure and precincts planning project that will deliver a 90km rail line linking every major train service from the Frankston Line to the Werribee Line via Melbourne Airport, as well as investment in the suburbs, better connecting Victorians to jobs, retail, education, health services and each other. Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) is the statutory body established to plan all elements of the project, procure builders, develop structure planning for SRL Precincts and oversee construction and the other changes that will help transform Melbourne and Victoria.

SRL is more than a rail project. It's a once-in-a-generation opportunity to plan for and prepare our city and state to meet the needs of future Victorians, and we can't do it alone. We are on the lookout for people with drive, expertise, fresh ideas and new perspectives to deliver Victoria's biggest ever infrastructure project. You will be part of history in the making, and while we're at it, we will be shaping your future too.

Job description:

About the opportunity

The Deputy Director, Engineering Contracts, positioned within the Rail & Infrastructure Delivery (R&I) branch and reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Engineering & Assurance, plays a key role in the strategic management and administration of technical and engineering service contracts critical to the Suburban Rail Loop project. This role requires a strong leader capable of overseeing a multifaceted team to ensure the effective delivery of engineering and technical services, aligned with compliance SRLA's Procurement and Contract Management frameworks with other government requirements. With a focus on fostering positive relationships both internally and externally, the Deputy Director, Engineering Contracts will navigate complex stakeholder engagements, manage technical contractual compliance and performance, and lead initiatives for financial and strategic planning within the project's scope.

Key to this role is an adeptness in high-level interpersonal skills, leveraging an ability to cultivate strategic business relationships while effectively balancing competing priorities under tight deadlines. The successful candidate will have a high degree of independence, with the autonomy to make critical decisions that shape project priorities and outcomes. Ideal for a professional with an extensive background in the delivery of engineering and technical services within large-scale rail infrastructure projects, this position calls for experience in steering significant rail and infrastructure initiatives from an engineering delivery standpoint. The role offers a unique opportunity to impact the delivery of a landmark infrastructure project through strategic oversight, expert stakeholder management, and innovative technical service delivery. For more information please refer to the position description.

Why join us?

  • An emphasis on work / life balance
  • High-performing team environment
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Personal & Professional development opportunities
  • Committed to safety & wellbeing
  • Training & development opportunities

How to apply

Please include a Cover Letter and Resume. We want to know why you want to work for Suburban Rail Loop Authority, why you are interested in the role, and, taking into account the Key Selection Criteria as a whole, how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.

Applications close 11:59 pm - Sunday 21 April 2024

Please note, appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.

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