Executive Director Planning for Places

Last updated 7 days ago
Location:Sydney
Job Type:Full Time

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 are responsible for strategy, planning, policy, regulation, funding allocation and other non-service delivery functions for all modes of transport in NSW including road, rail, ferry, light rail, point to point, regional air, cycling and walking.
We focus on improving the customer experience and contract public and private operators to deliver customer-focused transport services on our behalf.

We also lead the procurement of transport infrastructure and oversee delivery through project delivery offices and industry delivery partners.

  • Outstanding career defining opportunity
  • Make plans that wil make NSW a better place to live, work & visit for generations to come!
  • Permanent full time role - Milsons Point based/flexible working options and locations available

About us

At Transport, we’re passionate about making NSW a better place to live, work and visit. Our vision is to give everyone the freedom to choose how and when they get around, no matter where they live. Right now, we’re delivering a $57.5bn program – the largest Australia has ever seen – to keep people and goods moving, connect communities and shape the future of our cities, centres and regions. At Transport, we’re also committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce, which reflects the community and the customers we serve.

About the team

The Strategic Transport Planning team within Transport leads the development of long-term, multi-modal strategies, plans and policies for places and networks across NSW. We leverage data and insights, implement new technologies, drive innovation and build partnerships to provide customer and community centred visions, strategies and plans, including a pipeline of future initiatives.

The opportunity

The Executive Director Planning for Places will provide leadership for the strategic transport planning of places across NSW, including Greater Sydney, Outer Metropolitan and Regional NSW. The role applies Future Transport principles to deliver integrated transport and land use planning, including regional, city and place plans for areas of change across NSW.

You will:

  • Lead and implement the development of place-based and outcomes-based strategic transport plans, co-designed with land use plans, for NSW
  • Embed a collaborative culture across the Transport Cluster enabling co-design of strategic place plans, and involving early engagement with stakeholders from the community, operators, land use and infrastructure agencies
  • Establish matrix-style flexible working to both allow for place-based engagement, and for capabilities to be applied where needed most
  • Manage and lead a large team of transport and land use planners, and embed in their work a technology and safety culture

Please click here to view a copy of the role description.

About you

You demonstrate expertise in high quality strategic corporate, business and operations planning, and in directing multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed teams to deliver innovative, customer centred outcomes. An engaging communicator and highly collaborative senior leader, you excel in bringing everyone to the table to create a shared vision for future palnning.

You are skilled in providing government with strategic advice on investment priorities including integrated, outcomes-based business cases for city and state shaping initiatives.

You put people at the centre of every decision you make, and draw satisfaction from the knowledge that you’re making a real difference working on services that connect people and communities in NSW.

Salary and Benefits

This is a Transport Senior Service TSSE 2A level role.

How to apply

To apply, please answer all questions within the online application process and submit a resume and brief covering letter (no longer than two pages) address:

  1. How your skills and experience suit the role

Applications Close: 11.59 PM day 27 January 2021

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 email the contact person for this role.

For any enquiries, please email Christine Stenzelchristine.stenzel@transport.nsw.gov.au

Apply today to register your interest!

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us