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Senior Program Planning Lead

Organisation/Entity:  Sydney Metro
Job Category:  Senior Executive
Job Location: 

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Job Ref No:  46415
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  An attractive remuneration package

About us


Sydney Metro is a fully automated rapid transit system which offers a new generation of fast, safe and reliable train services. Sydney Metro also leads the development of vibrant station precincts to meet customer and community needs, transforming the way Sydney travels and helping shape the future of Australia’s largest city.



About the team


Transport for NSW is delivering a once-in-a-century investment into new infrastructure and services, including Sydney Metro.


The first line of this new fully automated railway opened in 2019 and by 2024 will deliver 31 Metro stations and more than 66km of Metro rail.


Planning is also underway for future lines which will shape the way Australia’s largest city travels, making Sydney Metro the biggest public transport project in the nation’s history.



The opportunity


We have two opportunities for a Senior Manager Planning to join our Project Management Office for the Sydney Metro program of works managing scope as per outlined below:

  1. Target Program
  2. Linewide and TSOM (M&E/Track/Rail Systems)


The roles will lead, plan and manage elements of a Contract and Target Program workstream including the integrated target program.  They will collaborate with delivery partner teams to optimise program deliverables, managing schedule risk assessment delivery and reporting requirements, managing all aspects of the Project integrated program and reporting, including executive presentations to highlight issues and change control management providing a whole-of-project oversight of target project status.  


The roles lead a team of planners and assistant planners in the delivery of periodic and monthly reporting to Sydney Metro and/or delivery partner executive teams, and acts as a centre point for the coordination of Implementation Group target program, thereby supporting the PMO team in its corporate level reporting requirements and in the successful on-time, on-budget delivery of Sydney Metro projects.


The successful applicant will provide strong leadership to inspire direction and delivery, develop people, and drive a culture of continuous improvement and appropriate change whilst leading the management of all relevant packages and disciplines to cover all phases of the Project from construction to operational readiness to commissioning and into revenue service.


There will also be requirements to provide timely, expert, strategic and authoritative advice to the Director PMO on proposed project scope changes regarding impacts on the Project and to drive value for money outcomes.  Building strong relationships with senior leaders in the PMO and Project Delivery will be key to your success in these roles.


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



About you


You will be experienced in the delivery of complex, large scale transport infrastructure and ideally have familiarity with government/client side working within project planning and controls.  Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Construction or Finance from a recognised tertiary institution are required. 



Salary and Benefits


This is a Transport Senior Service role TSSM opportunity, offering an attractive remuneration package.


For more information on Employee Benefits at Sydney Metro 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!



How to apply


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.


Applications close: Midnight Sunday 5th December



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 Simon Reed at SIMON.REED@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.

Find out more about Sydney Metro at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sydney-metro. ​

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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