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Senior Program Officer

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

Milsons Point, NSW, AU, 2061

Job Ref No:  43524
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  $118015.0-$132176.0

.About Us


Transport for NSW is delivering an unprecedented $57.5b investment into a truly game changing Future Transport strategy. We are also evolving, bringing together new and existing transport modes, cutting edge technologies and getting smarter at how we do it. We are changing to deliver more connected journeys, greater satisfaction and safer transport for our customers, both now and for the future.


About the Team


The Regional and Outer Metropolitan division is focused on understanding the particular needs of regional communities across NSW and delivering customer-centred integrated transport services and infrastructure.


The Planning and Program function is to set the vision, lead change and focus on outcomes and benefits bringing the strategic priorities of Regional and Outer Metropolitan to life. We are delivering real impacts through design, delivery and management of multiple programs of varying scales and value, all driving the outcomes of Future Transport 2056.


Our key principles mean we’re outcomes focused, customer led, evidence based, clear and accountable and dynamic in our approach for continuous improvement.


The Opportunities


The Senior Program Officer contributes to the management, coordination and delivery of programs within Regional and Outer Metropolitan Division.


This is a fixed term opportunity until December 2023 to be a part of an innovative team that delivers for our regional customers and communities.



The Senior Program Officer contributes towards the following day to day responsibilities:


  • Contribute to a variety of aspects of program development and implementation across a portfolio of complex programs including input into business cases and plans and establishing appropriate governance, to ensure successful program management outcomes
  • Undertake engagement activities during the development, implementation, and review of programs to ensure understanding and ongoing program evaluation, to support successful program delivery.
  • Contribute to program outcomes by cultivating effective partnerships with key stakeholders, working collaboratively in a multi-functional team environment, and managing a complex and diverse external stakeholder management program including interstate jurisdictions and industry.


Be part of a team to deliver the greatest impact! We have multiple perm and fixed term project opportunities available until 2024 and 2025!


About You


  • You’re organised, proactive and accountable, thriving in a complex and high volume program environment.
  • You will need to contribute your program expertise, appropriate program methodology and standards knowledge in demonstrating initiatives to effectively underpin business operations which support successful program(s) delivery
  • You have a natural talent for building strong working relationships, and ability to influence by cultivating effective partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Looking for real influencers who understand program and multi-team functionality, as well as a wealth of research, data, analytical and reporting skills
  • Demonstrated political acumen and associated understanding of the nuances of public sector program development is highly desirable.
  • Your resilience will see you thrive in an ever-changing complex environment, to ensure successful program handover with clear accountabilities for defined business operations


For more details please click on Senior Program Officerto view a copy of the role description.


Salary and Benefits


Grade 8 ($120,423 - $134,872) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading




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!


How to apply


To apply for this position, please submit a resume (no more than 4 pages) and answer all questions within the online application process.


For any enquiries, please contact Jimmy.desai2@transport.nsw.gov.au


Applications Close : 11.59pm  Thursday, 9th December 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 call/text or email the contact person for this role.


For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here.





Apply today to register your interest!  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 Jimmy Desai at JIMMY.DESAI2@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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