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Director Major Events

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Planning
Job Location: 

Eveleigh, NSW, AU, 2015

Job Ref No:  48930
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  An attractive remuneration package


About us


Transport for NSW keeps our State moving by providing safe, integrated and efficient transport systems. We put our customers at the centre of everything we do – and we do a lot. We connect people, communities and industry and manage how they use our road, rail and maritime networks and services, and even active modes like walking and cycling. The work we do connects the journeys you take every day.


We are a state government organisation made up of more than 28,000 people and we're in the middle of delivering the largest transport infrastructure program in Australia's history. We work across planning, policy and procurement, harnessing data and technology to develop smarter and more adaptive transport solutions.


That means job opportunities in metropolitan and regional areas right across NSW – you have the chance to be part of creating a lasting legacy that will benefit generations to come.



About the team


The Greater Sydney Division is redefining integrated transport choices to improve the lives of customers and communities, making Greater Sydney a better place to live, work and play. We have the single biggest place making opportunity at Transport in the coming years, reshaping Greater Sydney into a metropolis of three cities – Eastern Harbour City, Central River City and Western Parklands City - whilst also overseeing the Greater Sydney region as a whole.


Greater Sydney is focused on these three cities and delivering a joined-up transport network and services to ensure these cities become the places that their customers and communities really want.



The opportunity


Right now, we have a fixed term opportunity for a Director Major Events in our Customer Journey Planning team, leading a group responsible for the development of integrated multi-modal transport management plans and strategies for major events and festivals in Greater Sydney.


Reporting to the Director Operational Change, this exciting and critical role is the Transport for NSW lead for planning and coordination across a diverse schedule of major events, ensuring the delivery of appropriate transport options for customers attending events, while minimising the impact of such events on non-event communities.  


The Director Major Events will develop invaluable experience and exposure across the entire network of transport operations in Greater Sydney, building strong relationships and partnerships across a diverse stakeholder base spanning public and commercial sector participants.


In this role you will:


  • Lead the systems, processes and people conducting planning for real-time management of major events and festivals in Greater Sydney and developing ‘day of operation plans’ in collaboration with Customer Journey Management teams and resources
  • Define the transport principles and desired outcomes for all major events and festivals in Greater Sydney in consultation with event proponents and NSW Police
  • Ensure systems for transport planning for major events and festivals are integrated with all other activities within Greater Sydney which has the potential to impact on customer journeys
  • Lead and influence key decisions related to transport outcomes within the NSW event industry, by developing strong relationships with event managers and key stakeholders in NSW Government including Department of Premier and Cabinet, Destination NSW, and NSW Police

  • Lead a process of continual improvement and expansion of the integrated ticketing system for customers travelling to major events


This is a fixed term full-time opportunity until 30 September 2023.  Please click here to view a copy of the role description.



About You


You are a tertiary qualified senior executive with experience in traffic engineering, transport planning and management


You will bring demonstrated experience and a track record of achievement in managing and coordinating transport planning for large-scale major events involving multiple transport modes and elements impacting on significant precincts, venues, and crowd sizes


You have exceptional stakeholder engagement and management skills and proven experience negotiating and working with a diverse mix of commercial and Government stakeholders to ensure the events and festivals industries are supported


You are a passionate and people-focused leader, highly collaborative and inclusive and experienced leading and inspiring diverse teams in complex and dynamic environments and championing innovative ways of working


You will be highly customer focused, adaptable and willing to work outside standard business hours to ensure customer and stakeholder outcomes are realised



Salary and Benefits


This is a Transport Grade TSSE (Band 1A) offering an attractive remuneration package.  For more information on Employee Benefits at Transport for NSW 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 address the questions within the application.



Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 30th January  



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 Nicole Cain at NICOLE.CAIN@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.

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