The future of transport?
Be part of it
Working for the Department of Transport (DoT) gives you the opportunity to play a part in connecting the people of Western Australia. We are a progressive organisation. We are leaders in providing safe, accessible, sustainable and efficient transport services and solutions that promote economic prosperity and enhance the lifestyles of all West Australians.
There has never been a more exciting time to join our team and be part of the future of transport!
We’re looking for
A strategic leader to direct our Freight, Ports, Aviation and Reform function.
As an experienced senior leader, you will provide strategic leadership for the Freight, Ports, Aviation and Reform directorate (FPAR).
You will lead a diverse team and enable the execution of the FPAR business plan, ensuring it is prioritised and aligned with the Department of Transport’s and Transport Portfolio’s strategic plans and whole-of-government objectives.
Specifically, you will:
- develop and deliver strategies, policies, and programs to achieve a sustainable freight system and ports that help grow Western Australia’s economy;
- provide contemporary policy, regulation and programs to support sustainable intra-state aviation;
- develop, influence and deliver state and national transport reforms (including land transport market reform, Automated Vehicles and Electric Vehicles); and
- be a strategic thinker who directs and manages the execution of the FPAR business plan and ensures that an array of big ticket items is completed.
This role is a member of the Department of Transport’s Corporate Executive and represents the Department of Transport at senior executive level in relevant external forums, with stakeholders and industry groups.
This is a fixed term opportunity available for a period of 9 months with the possibility of extension.
You will be leading an established, diverse, committed and forward-thinking team. The FPAR team are truly passionate about the future of freight, ports, aviation and state & national transport reforms.
What success in this role looks like
You will know that you have been successful in this role when you;
- have delivered on the 2019-20 business plan including a range of election commitments;
- have developed strategic, mutually beneficial stakeholder relationships and the input of stakeholders is clearly evidenced in programs, projects and policies; and
- have provided a stimulating, challenging and rewarding work environment and have influenced each member of the FPAR team to be the best that they can be – every day.
In addition to experience providing great leadership to a team, you will;
- Have significant experience in leading strategy, policy, planning and programs;
- Exemplify personal integrity and self-awareness;
- Have demonstrated ability to develop strategic partnerships with stakeholders, colleagues and senior ministerial staff; and
- Apply thought leadership and your knowledge of leading edge / contemporary ideas and techniques to drive the development of customer solutions.
Successful applicants will be required to hold or obtain a current National Police Clearance.
How to apply
The attached job description form (JDF) provides a full outline of the role, responsibilities and selection criteria. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
- A detailed CV that clearly outlines the skills and experience you have gained in relation to the job description; and
- A covering letter (maximum 3 pages) outlining your relevant experience and what you can bring to this role.
Documents should be saved in .docx or .pdf format. Applications in other formats that cannot be opened will not be assessed.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Catherine Wallace on (08) 6551 6208.
If you have any questions regarding submitting your application or would like more information on the recruitment process, please contact our Recruitment Team on (08) 6551 6888.
Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Transport in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.
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