Director Engineering Tunnels

Last updated 7 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


About us

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate road, rail, bus and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.

The opportunity

We currently have a rare Senior Executive Leadership opportunity for a Director Engineering Tunnels. The successful candidate will lead a team of tunnel engineers and specialists in the management of technical risk in infrastructure projects to enable the multi-modal development, delivery, operations, and management of tunnels safely, to optimum-quality, on time and on budget, with minimum impact to the community and the environment.

The role is responsible for the development, maintenance, retention and transfer of TfNSW tunnel engineering capabilities; providing high level strategic and specialised technical and incident management advice, and managing tunnelling technical leaderships across TfNSW and the industry

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About you

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in Senior Executive Leadership roles within the Infrastructure project space with an emphasis on large scale complex tunnelling projects and their successful delivery.

To be successful in this position candidates must have extensive knowledge and experience in the provision of high level tunnel engineering technical advice and the management of technical risk in infrastructure projects.

As this position is a Senior Level Executive position it is critical candidate possess a record of success at an executive management level in a large complex organisation with proven strategic leadership management competency and experience with the capacity to inspire staff to deliver.

The successful candidate will also need to possess extensive Stakeholder management expertise and experience to navigate through government processes combined with strong leadership skills with the ability to drive performance in complex, politically and commercially sensitive environment.

Key requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering or related technical discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience in Senior Leadership roles within the Infrastructure industry specifically within tunnelling projects
  • Demonstrable experience in the provision of high level tunnel engineering technical advice and the management of technical risk in infrastructure projects

Salary and Benefits

This is a Transport Senior Service role offering an attractive remuneration package.

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Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.

The way we work is evolving, and we want to enable our people to work in ways that work for them. We’re moving from predominantly office-based work to a more flexible approach that supports working from different locations, including regionally. If you’re interested in working from a location not listed in the job ad, please get in touch with the Talent Specialist to discuss what’s possible.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

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