Regional Director South Western - Regional Surface Transport

Job Title: Regional Director South Western - Regional Surface Transport
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2002-99546_1582002782
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 18, 2020 16:13

Job Description

Regional Surface Transport

The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build, and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.

Regional Surface Transport manages the surface transport network across its five regions: Eastern Victoria, North Eastern Victoria, Northern Victoria, South Western Victoria & Western Victoria. For many country Victorians, their way of life, health, and livelihood relies on roads and transport options that work. Safer and better transport networks will support regional communities' growth and prosperity, now and into the future.

Regional Surface Transport is focused both on engaging with regional communities and industries so we can better understand and prioritise their needs, and turning their concerns into actions and delivery of transport-related projects. Regional Surface Transport works with Victorian communities and stakeholders every step of the way, to plan, maintain and advocate for the regional surface transport network.

About the Role

We are seeking applications for a Regional Director South Western to join the leadership team reporting to the Chief Regional Surface Transport. The Director will manage a business area of over 100 staff geographically dispersed across the region, with an annual program of approximately $200mill.

The Regional Director will lead, engage and harness the talent of a regional workforce that is trusted to understand and advocate for our customers. The Director will have oversight of all transport planning outcomes for the region. This role is vital for securing social and economic inclusion and prosperity, environmental sustainability, and the integration of transport and land use. Providing strategic leadership, the role will ensure the workforce is empowered to deliver on the significant program of work, whilst also delivering its transformational agenda for regional Victoria.

Delivering a highly visible, time critical program, the Director will deliver initiatives to provide more reliable journeys, improve safety, and ensure communities in Victoria are well connected. The Director will ensure that disruption is minimised by delivering solutions as quickly as possible, and will work with transport portfolio partners to provide critical information and real-time data to inform the travel choices of our community.

To be considered for this role, you bring proven experience leading project delivery teams and the ability to enhance culture, performance and collaboration to deliver improved benefit to the Victorian community. You bring significant expertise in all aspects of the design, development and delivery of a range of projects, and have a thorough understanding of procurement, financial management, contracts and the relationship between planning, design, construction and operations of long life assets. You possess an engaging interpersonal style, the ability to build strong rapport, and a commitment to enhancing relationships with the community, government and other key stakeholders.

To apply for this role, please go to and search for this position. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589 or 0455 118 868. For a detailed position description, please email