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Specialist, IT Risk

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Information & Communication Technology
Job Location: 

Burwood, NSW, AU, 2134

Job Ref No:  44428
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $138670.0-$155309.0

About us


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) 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 metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.



About IT at TfNSW

TfNSW’s IT group provides the tools, information and services that enable 30,000 employees to deliver a smart and efficient transport network. We bring the future to our people by delivering innovative solutions and minimising business disruptions, building an engaged and connected workforce through tech-enablement. This is an exciting time to join the team, with a committed annual investment of $700m for progressive technology projects including bots, apps, AI solutions, autonomous 3D mapping drones, cybersecurity and transforming cameras across our network.


The opportunity

Right now, we have a permanent opportunity for a Specialist - IT Risk to join our IT Risk and Assurance Team. The successful candidate will play an integral role in developing, implementing and improving risk management processes and providing Line 2 risk support to a range of stakeholders across TfNSW IT.


Your Key accountabilities are:

  • Contribute to building and implementing an effective Line 2 IT risk management function and support stakeholders by educating, advising and ensuring compliance with TfNSW risk management requirements.
  • Provide expert advise to stakeholders around the identification, assessment, measurement, monitoring, management and reporting of IT risks.
  • Support risk reporting processes to ensure appropriate visibility of IT risks to help drive risk remediation and controls improvement.


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


About you

You have expertise in Information Technology risk management and have a solid understanding of IT Operations and Cyber Security.  You possess a solid understanding of Risk concepts and methodologies; and are a resilient and tenacious self-starter thriving in a complex and fast moving IT environment.


You will be an excellent communicator and influencer, with the ability to engage with key business stakeholders to convey the necessity of a robust risk management system and its benefits to the organisation and be able to problem solve to help manage risks across multiple IT areas.


Salary and benefits

The salary for this position is a Grade 9A ($135,898) – 9E ($152,204) per annum, plus superannuation and leave loading.

For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW please click here.



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.


Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 5th December 2021


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


We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued.  We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options. ​

For any enquiries, please email Christopher Woodbyrne at CHRIS.WOODBYRNE@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU. ​

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

Check out this useful video series that will help you stand out from other applicants and navigate the recruitment process at Transport. View here​. ​ ​

All Transport workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

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