The future of Maritime Projects?

Be part of it

Working for the Department of Transport (DoT) will give you the opportunity to be part of a progressive organisation and play a part in connecting the people of Western Australia. The Maritime directorate is responsible for planning and delivering major infrastructure projects and innovative programs along the WA coastline.  We are leaders in providing safe, accessible, sustainable, and efficient transport services and solutions that promote economic prosperity and enhance the lifestyles of all Western Australians.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our team and be part of the future of transport.

About the Role

Maritime is responsible for a multimillion-dollar program of transformational waterfront projects along the Western Australian coastline for the benefit of the WA community. You will have opportunities to visit these facilities across the state.

We are seeking an experienced Economic Analyst to join our team on a permanent basis.

This is a newly created position; as a senior technical member of the team, you will be responsible for leading a diverse range of socio-economic analyses and projects in support of Maritime’s planning and funding submissions for strategic projects.

Current projects include delivery of precinct master plans to transform and revitalise Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Hillarys Boat Harbour, and Exmouth Boat Harbour.

As part of leading and preparing business cases for the State budget committees that will bring major projects to reality, you will be responsible for the development of financial plans, operating models, and cost benefit analysis.

To view more about the Maritime Directorate and the projects currently underway, please visit our website Marine (

This is a permanent fulltime opportunity available for immediate filling.

About you

Our ideal candidate will provide leadership and oversight of Maritime economic programs and studies in support of planning initiatives for future infrastructure projects to deliver best economic management outcomes. You will undertake analysis and evaluation of government and private sector infrastructure investments and stay abreast of policy and legislative changes to determine the best options for our Maritime precincts and assets.

You will be a strategic thinker with knowledge and experience in economic research, cost benefit analysis, and identifying trends. You will have well-developed communication and interpersonal skills and be collaborative with experience in the scoping and supervision of consultancy and contract services.

Experience in developing business cases and detailed project budgets, including capital and operational allowance, would be a valuable addition to this role.

You can expect

  • Exciting and challenging strategic projects that will shape the future of transport.
  • A highly experienced and motivated team and support from senior management.
  • The opportunity to fully utilise your expertise and develop your career within a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation.
  • Access to flexible working arrangements.
  • To work in the heart of Fremantle in a modern office environment with views to the harbour.
  • A competitive salary, and 11% employer contributed superannuation and salary sacrifice options

How to apply

The attached applicant information pack and job description form (JDF) will provide 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:

  1. A detailed CV that clearly outlines the skills and experience you have gained in relation to the job description; and
  2. A written statement (maximum three (3) pages) addressing only the following selection criteria (SC):
  • (SC2) Proven experience in coordinating social and economic research, identifying trends and the development of detailed cost versus benefit assessments.
  • (SC3) Strong ability in undertaking statistical analysis and preparing financial schedules and detailed reports.
  • (SC4) Proven research ability and experience in the scoping and supervision of consultancy and contract services

We require you to submit a detailed CV that clearly outlines the skills and experience you have gained in relation to the job description.

Documents should be saved in .doc 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.

Click the “Apply for Job” button located on the bottom of this page to submit your application. 

As part of the selection process, applicants must be willing to obtain a National Police Check.

The DoT may conduct further search activities or extend the closing date, if required to supplement the field of applicants.

Equity and Diversity Statement

The Department of Transport promotes diversity and a workplace that is free of discrimination.  People from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal Australians and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

Subsequent Vacancies

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 2 of the Commissioner’s Instructions No. 39: Interim Arrangements to Fill Public Sector Vacancies.

Any questions?

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Jo Bruyn, A/ Manager Project Development on 0459 872 359.

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.

We have a great culture and live our values of Collaboration, Wellbeing, Adaptability, and Accountability.

Closing date 06/10/2023 at 3pm.



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