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  • Accounting (15%),

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  • Melbourne (100%),

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Past Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority) Graduate Programs

Check out some of Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)'s past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Gain hands-on experience and help shape the delivery of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

VACANCIES

100+

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 3 months ago

Make a BIG start to your career, apply today at bigbuild.vic.gov.au/grads

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

Closed 4 months ago

Make a BIG start to your career, apply today at bigbuild.vic.gov.au/grads

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

About Us

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Victoria's Big Build is delivering the rail and road projects that will keep Victorians moving in the decades to come.

Victoria's Big Build is made up of five project teams, each with its own individual graduate program:

Rail Projects Victoria – delivering projects like Melbourne Airport Rail, the Metro Tunnel and Regional Rail Revival

West Gate Tunnel Project – building an alternative to the West Gate Bridge

North East Link Project – building the biggest road project in Victoria - the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network

Level Crossing Removal Project – removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings

Major Road Projects Victoria – easing congestion by building better roads and bridges

Delivering these massive projects takes multidisciplinary teams working collaboratively in a complex and creative environment. Does this sound like your ideal workplace?

Victoria's Big Build in numbers:

  • $80 billion of transport projects being delivered
  • 165 major road and rail projects
  • 18,000 + people in jobs

Victoria's Big Build is generating thousands of local jobs for Victorians, in sectors ranging from construction and engineering to human resources and administration. As part of the Victorian Government's Local Jobs First policy, at least 10% of labour hours are allocated to trainees and apprentices. We are actively building our workforce from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in transport and construction, including:

  • Women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Individuals living with disability
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse individuals
  • People from disadvantaged backgrounds

Environment and sustainability:

We know it's important to Victorians that we keep communities healthy and protect the environment during our construction work. For each project we:

  • have a comprehensive health and safety management plan
  • ensure we're protecting the environment by putting in place safeguards and management systems to protect local plants and animals, and air, soil and water quality
  • require our industry partners to commit to using recycled materials

Our industry partners:

We partner with leading Australian and international construction and engineering companies to deliver Victoria's Big Build. We also partner with small and medium-sized local businesses. Construction partners are appointed following a robust and transparent procurement process for each project.

Why Join Us?

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Get paid while developing your technical and professional skills through a tailored learning program and rotations with one project team over two years. You will gain first-hand experience working on real projects and be mentored by world-class industry experts. You’ll be learning from professionals who are eager to help and guide you in a wide range of disciplines.

By joining one of our teams you will also be helping to make it easier for Victorians to get where they need to go quickly and safely.

The gross salary for our graduate roles is $71,853 (AUD) + superannuation and 17.5% leave loading (effective from September 2021 – as per VPS EA 2020).

Graduate Program

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


About Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs

Each year, we offer approximately 100 graduate roles across a wide range of disciplines.

Over a 2-year program, you'll undertake:

  • rotations in a range of business contexts (depending on your discipline and project team)
  • a structured learning and development program involving a range of professional and personal development workshops, site visits, project work, mentoring and experiential learning opportunities.
  • career planning to prepare you for the next step in your career.

During the application process you'll be asked to rank your project team preferences.

During the program, you'll develop your technical and professional skills, working alongside industry experts and learning from professionals who will be eager to help and guide you.

By joining one of our teams, you'll not only gain first-hand experience working on real projects, but you'll also be helping to make it easier for Victorians to get where they need to go quickly and safely.

Who are we looking for?

We’re seeking graduates from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • have completed your degree between January 2020 and January 2022
  • hold a bachelors or masters degree in one of the disciplines listed below
  • have full Australian working rights at time of application.

Unfortunately, we're unable to offer work sponsorship. If you cannot work legally in Australia, you are not eligible for these programs.

Salary and conditions

When you join the program, you'll be employed full time at a salary of $71,853 + superannuation (effective from September 2021 – as per VPS EA 2020).

Each year, you'll be entitled to 20 days of annual leave and 15 days of personal leave.

Your workplace will depend on your ‘home’ project; however, you'll generally be located in Melbourne CBD. For those who wish, there may be an opportunity to work in regional Victoria, depending on project requirements.

On completing the program, you will be well-placed to apply for vacant positions within Victoria's Big Build or with our external partners.

Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

We're removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025, the largest project of its kind in Victoria's history.

We're also building new train stations and creating new public spaces.

Join the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) through the Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs

Disciplines

In the 2022 Victoria's Big Build Graduate Programs, LXRP will be offering roles in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Project Controls
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Sustainability

Details about these disciplines can be found on the main Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs page.

The LXRP Graduate experience

Ready to step into real-life work after you graduate? We hear you!

At LXRP, we provide a project-based, collaborative environment with industry experts and loads of support to get you contributing towards Victoria’s Big Build initiatives.

The LXRP Graduate Program is an immersive experience that includes:

  • a structured learning program that spans over 2 years to support your continued development
  • rotational roles through our diverse teams and divisions matched to your expertise, providing exposure to how LXRP delivers our projects
  • a comprehensive onboarding and induction experience designed for graduates kicking off their career with LXRP.

Graduate roles are set up so you can contribute directly to the challenging work LXRP undertakes on some of Victoria’s key infrastructure projects.

Ongoing graduate development

Keen to keep learning and developing even though that degree is complete? Great!

As well as the multiple learning opportunities you’ll be exposed to in your day-to-day roles, we’ve designed a Graduate Learning Series (GLS) to support your continued development.

We created the GLS to grow your professional and interpersonal skills, and to support you to regularly connect with your graduate cohort. The GLS is one part of the program that consistently gets rave reviews from our current and past graduates.
We love that LXRP graduates complete our program with lasting connections with their peers and a commitment to self-directed learning.

LXRP program journey

What would your LX graduate experience look like? Check out how our graduates travel through their rotations and development experiences over the program.

Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

Safety and wellbeing at LXRP

It’s no surprise that safety is one LXRP’s core values. Our award-winning LeadSafe program offers our employees – including our graduates – support for their health and wellbeing. The program includes everything from live interactive events to online resources that offer free exercise, cooking, and mindfulness activities.

Some of the standout experiences for our graduates have been visiting our sites and seeing our projects in action (when it’s safe to do so). To get you ‘site-ready’, when the time is right, graduates complete a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety and receive full PPE (personal protective equipment) gear. Our LeadSafe mantra goes – ‘Safe to be well and well to be safe. Everywhere. Every day.’

Sustainability and environment at LXRP

At LXRP, we’re proud that our projects are leading the way in sustainability. As graduates, you will be too.

The activities we undertake, the materials we use, and the infrastructure we create will have an impact for generations to come. We must choose, design, and build wisely, to create a sustainable transport network that will transform the way Victorians live, work and travel.

We focus on 3 main areas where we have the greatest impact on sustainable outcomes for the community, economy or environment: materials and energy, climate resilience, and liveable communities.

We could go on about the 96% of construction waste that we’ve diverted from landfill (excluding spoil or contaminated waste) or the 782 million litres of water we saved (313 Olympic swimming pools), but you get the idea.

There’s plenty of opportunity for you to get involved once you’re onboard. Our ‘Green Team’ is committed to reducing our office footprint amongst other things, and are always keen for volunteers.

More about the Level Crossing Removal Project

Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV)

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Major Road Projects Victoria – Graduate Program experience

Major Road Projects Victoria

Major Road Projects Victoria is planning and delivering dozens of major road projects around metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria – the biggest investment in roads in the state’s history.

Our projects include new roads, road widenings, new bridges and major freeway upgrades – including the Monash Freeway and M80.

Join Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) through the Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs.

Disciplines offered

In the 2022 Victoria's Big Build Graduate Programs, MRPV will host graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Legal

Details about these disciplines can be found on the main Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs page.

The MRPV Graduate experience

By joining MRPV, you’ll be making it easier for Victorians – including your very own family and friends – to get where they need to go every day.

As an MRPV graduate, you’ll be exposed to tailored rotations across the various MRPV projects, including projects in regional locations. We’ll work with you to ensure you get exposure to a range of business areas, helping you shape your own unique career path.

We’ll give you:

  • Tailored rotations – Aligned to your individual interests, at all phases of the project life-cycle (e.g. project development, construction, asset handover).
  • Structured learning and development program – Based on MRPV’s graduate program DNA, which includes a formal mentoring program. Learning is experiential and is focused on professional and technical skills. We’ll get you on site as often as possible and we’ll set you up with the tickets to do so, plus a full set of personal protective equipment.
  • Induction and onboarding – An intensive learning experience, which will immerse you into the business quickly, setting you up for success.
  • Career coaching – It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what to do with this great opportunity, so we’ll give you a dedicated Graduate Program Manager to guide you through.

Major Road Projects Victoria

The MRPV journey

While each MRPV graduate will build their own story, here’s an overview of what your 2-year program with us could look like.

Delivering these massive projects takes multidisciplinary teams working collaboratively in a complex and creative environment. We will offer you the opportunity to develop technical and professional skills and take unrivalled experiences with you as you continue your professional career in your chosen field.

Major Road Projects Victoria

The MRPV difference

At MRPV, we’re proud of:

  • Having an ongoing pipeline of road projects that will reduce congestion and travel times, improve safety, connect communities and improve the roads you rely on every day. As graduates, this means that there may be opportunities for ongoing employment with MRPV after the program.
  • Ecologiq’s Recycled First Policy, which brings a uniform approach to the existing ad hoc use of recycled and reused products on major transport infrastructure projects, and aims to drive greater use of these materials, encourage innovation and develop demand for recycled and reused materials.
  • Our commitment to delivering on our Sustainability Policy, with aspirations to be leaders in infrastructure sustainability and deliver projects that optimise social, economic, and environmental outcomes over the long term.
  • Our Program Delivery Approach (PDA), which awards future road upgrades to pre-qualified contractors. The PDA aims to create a more sustainable contractor market, reduce procurement time and costs, better integrate project planning and project delivery, improve collaboration, and provide financial and future project opportunities.

Major Road Projects Victoria

‘Getting those real world experiences, being out on site, and the exposure with the awesome projects we get to rotate through has really helped me piece together the things that I’ve learnt throughout my life and throughout university, and it’s something that I never thought I’d get the chance to experience.’

Shehan Haffil – Civil Engineering Graduate, MRPV

More about Major Road Projects Victoria

Application Process

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Selection Process

Applications open

12pm, Tuesday 9 March 2021 (AEDT) 

Apply Here

Applications close

11.59pm, Monday 12 April 2021 (AEST) 

We cannot accept any applications made after this time.

Online assessments

April 2021 

As we complete each stage of the selection process, we will notify both successful and unsuccessful candidates.

Video interview

April to May 2021 

You will be required to record yourself answering a few questions.

Assessment centre and interview

May to June 2021 

In some cases, we may also request an individual interview.

Offers

June to July 2021 

Before we make an offer, we will complete reference, police and qualification checks.

Programs start

Monday 14 February 2022

Rail Projects Victoria (RPV)

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Rail Projects Victoria – Graduate Program experience

Rail Projects Victoria

Rail Projects Victoria is delivering more than $30 billion worth of rail projects, including:

  • Geelong Fast Rail
  • Melbourne Airport Rail
  • the Metro Tunnel
  • Regional Rail Revival.

Join Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) through the Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs.

Disciplines offered

In the 2022 Victoria's Big Build Graduate Programs, RPV will host graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commercial/Procurement
  • Communications
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems/Technology
  • Land, Planning and Environment/Urban Design
  • Legal
  • Mechatronics/Systems Engineering

Details about these disciplines can be found on the main Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs page.

The RPV Graduate experience

Looking for a Graduate Program that can kickstart your career and help shape Victoria for current and future generations?

Opportunities will be available to work on Geelong Fast Rail, Melbourne Airport Rail, Metro Tunnel Project, and Regional Rail Revival as part of the 2022 Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Program.

Rail Projects Victoria

At RPV, you'll experience four 6-month rotations across RPV project teams. RPV’s focus for our graduates is to support learning and career pathways to develop a high-quality construction sector. Our graduates are encouraged to undertake external rotations with our construction industry partners (e.g. John Holland, CPB, Coleman Rail) and our key suppliers (e.g. Aurecon, Mott MacDonald, Jacobs, KPMG). Since 2016, RPV has welcomed over 170 graduates – our 2016 graduates are now in senior roles across the sector.

We'll offer you the opportunity to develop technical and professional skills and take unrivalled experiences with you as you continue your professional career in your chosen field.

You'll be strongly encouraged to network with our industry partners and internal teams to find your next role after the program. You'll be supported in the lead up to the end of the program through career workshops and guidance from internal teams.

RPV learning series

You'll be given the opportunity to learn through workshops and activities including:

  • Training courses – Further develop your portfolio of skills through core workshops such as: Performance Under Pressure, Presentation Skills, Personality Profiling, Writing for Business, Project Management, Introduction to Leadership, Best Practice Planning and Programming, Career Workshops and Peer Connect sessions.
  • Mentoring program – An experienced Rail Projects Victoria employee will provide guidance for your career pathway and development.
  • Early career development plan – Develop a structured development plan with your manager in each rotation to ensure you're getting the most out of the program.
  • Site tours – Get involved in our projects and see what work is currently taking place across the organisation.

Rail Projects Victoria

‘As part of the Graduate Program I’m basically paid to learn from a whole heap of different industry leaders... I get to get involved within a range of different disciplines throughout the Graduate Program and experience a whole different type of work I would never probably experience.’

Omi Koulas – Strategic Communications Graduate, RPV

More about Rail Projects Victoria

A Day in the Life

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Mai

Mai Dang

Finance Graduate, West Gate Tunnel Project

My name is Mai and I am a Finance Graduate at West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP). I commenced at WGTP in February 2020 after completing my Bachelor of Commerce degree.

 7 AM - Starting the day

I start the day by waking up at 7 AM. I make myself some breakfast and then go for a quick walk   down to my local café to grab myself my daily coffee.

Mai

8.30 AM - Morning meeting

I log on in preparation for my daily morning team meeting. In these meetings we discuss our priorities for the day in addition to having a general chat.

9.30 AM - Team meeting

I then head into a divisional team meeting where we have a catchup while also discussing any key information that relates to all staff.

Media Monitoring

10 AM - Planning my day

From 10 AM onwards, I check and respond to my emails and catch up on all internal communications such as our daily media monitoring. I then plan my day and the tasks I am going to do for the day.

rock climbing

5 PM - Knock off

I finish work around 5pm each day and like to be active after work. My favourite way to get some exercise in after work is to go rock climbing.

9 PM - Call it a day

I begin to wind down around 9pm, get ready for bed and just relax until I go to sleep.


nic

Nic Morton

Communications and Stakeholder Relations Graduate at North East Link Project

7 AM

I wake up and head down to the local café for a delicious brew of Melbourne’s finest to get the day started.

Coffee

9.30 AM

Its stand-up time! Not literally, this is just a term given for a quick team debrief. My team and I discuss major activities for the week as each area of the team presents an overview on what they’re working on.

Being online, these meetings have been known to feature the odd cat or dog.

10.30 AM

I have been asked to prepare some extra signage to be installed along the road for works at one of our sites. It is a great news story and we want to make sure the community knows what work is happening. The club are really excited about the works and would love to incorporate some of their club colours and players on the signage. I set up a meeting with my manager and a member from the design team to present some recommendations and get their thoughts on what might work best. I begin preparing a design brief which will eventually be sent around the team for approval.

(The finished product!)

Finished Product

12.30 PM

Time to fill the tank.

Today I’ve made a ham salad sandwich with Hellmann’s mayonnaise (the best mayonnaise). I grab a tea and a Jazz apple (the best apple) and go out to the balcony to soak in some fresh air.

I even have time to shoot a few hoops!

1 PM

I tune in for our weekly Sport and Recreation Comms meeting. This is one of the many teams that makes up the entire Communications and Stakeholder Relations (C&SR) team. The purpose of this meeting is to catch up on what other colleagues have been working on and see if they have any questions or need assistance. I present the design brief that I prepared earlier in the day to the group and gather their feedback.

A colleague mentions a plan they have been working on to reach our culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. I mention that I have been involved in similar work in the past and we arrange to catch up after the meeting to discuss the plan. I spend some time researching the CALD communities in the area and how best we could reach them with our communication materials.

3 PM

Time to attend a meeting with one of the sports clubs we are doing works for. These meetings occur every two weeks and involve Project Engineers, Finance and Communications personnel. We discuss the progress of works, upcoming works and if any issues have been encountered on-site. I give an update on the signage being prepared and provide a likely completion date.

5 PM

I shut down my computer and prepare to head down to the gym. After spending the day at my desk, I am raring to go!

6.30 PM

Dinner time!


Lily

Lily-Rose Palmer

Planning and Environment Officer, Major Road Projects Victoria

Degree qualification: Bachelor of Environments (Majoring in Urban Design and Planning)

University: University of Melbourne

Year of graduation: 2018

7am - Waking up and getting ready

It’s time to rise and shine! Waking up is a little hard for some more than others; I’m definitely more of a morning person than my cat Momo.

Lily Cat

7.30 AM - Breakfast and morning coffee

Lily Bfast

My roommate, Heather, and I start our morning by eating breakfast and having coffee on our balcony. We make sure to have some downtime in the mornings to help us get prepared for the day ahead.

Lily team

8.30 AM to 9 AM - Daily team catch-up

Every morning, my team and I have a quick catch-up at 8.30 AM. It’s a great time to come together and chat about our week. We cover topics from work, to Netflix, books, games – you name it, we discuss it! It’s a great way to start the day and connect with each other.

9 AM to 12 PM - Loving Excel

excel

After perusing my emails, it’s time to get stuck into my to-do list for the day. Today, I’m reviewing the Land, Planning and Environment Strategy for a couple of projects in development. I’ll also be creating a draft Sustainability Opportunities Register, which will help us explore opportunities to achieve great sustainability outcomes on our projects.

12 PM to 1 PM - Road Scholar Series

road scholar

At lunchtime, I’m fortunate to be able to tune in to a Road Scholar session. These sessions are delivered by staff from across the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) on the intricacies of their work. It’s an awesome way to learn about the other business disciplines. Today, the Ecology Team from Major Road Project Victoria (MRPV) is presenting on the topic of ecological surveys and threatened species assessments.

1.30 PM to 2.30 PM - Weekly sustainability catch-up

Every week, Bec and I have a sustainability catch-up to check in with each other and provide updates. We will have ad hoc catchups during the week, but it’s always useful to have an established time to chat through our progress.

5 PM to 5.30 PM - Finishing up

Lily relax time

Another day done! It’s important to have time to rest and recharge. I usually like to unwind by reading a book, playing my Switch or going for a walk. Afterwards, Heather, Momo, and I will usually watch something together on Netflix. Tonight, we have also made some delicious desserts to accompany us! Soon, it will be time to head off to get a good night’s sleep in preparation for a new day tomorrow.


Micahel

Michael Zhang

Mechanical Engineer Graduate, Southern Program Alliance at Level Crossing Removal Project

Hello! I am Michael Zhang, a Graduate Mechanical Engineer currently working in the Southern Program Alliance. A little about me, I am a big fan of cars and I love cheesecake 😊

8.15 AM - Attempt to wake up

Sleep right through the first alarm clock that goes off.

8.20AM - Rise and shine!

Second alarm clock goes off, I wake up and get ready for the daily 8.30 AM virtual catch up with the Development Team (best part of working from home). The team members present various updates on the overall project and I update the team on the tasks that I am working through.

9 AM - Eat breakfast and check emails

As the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) touches on many areas of the community and engages a wide range of stakeholders, the Development Team facilitates two-way communication between LXRP and various stakeholders as the project develops. My specific role, as a Graduate, is to support the Development Team.

Today, the team has tasked me to prepare a memorandum for the change of a public facility that interfaces with multiple stakeholders. As this is the first time that I have attempted preparing a memorandum, I read through the reference materials sent to me by the Senior Project Manager to better understand the task. I also reach out to a fellow Commercial Graduate for assistance.

Commercial Grad

10 AM - Planning my day

Get up from my chair, do a little bit of stretching to loosen up the body and eat breakfast. I check through my emails, calendar and to-do list to know my day ahead and better organise myself; then I go back to working on my task.

11 AM - Stakeholder meeting

I attend the weekly interface meeting with the local council and capture all the discussions in the meeting minutes. The weekly meeting is an opportunity for the Development Team and the local council to exchange updates and concerns regarding the project.

12 PM - Lunch time

I feel like bacon and egg fried rice for lunch today so that is what I am going to make. It is a sunny day, so I enjoy my fried rice in my backyard to get some fresh air and Vitamin D.

michael outdoor

2.30PM - Catch-up with manager

I have a few questions regarding the memorandum and tasks allocated to me, so I call my Project Manager for a one-on-one catch up on Teams to clarify my understanding.

3.30PM - Meeting with the Land and Planning Team and Communications Team

An important weekly meeting to understand the project developments in the Land and Planning and Communications space; it also allows the teams to communicate what to expect in the week ahead.

As I am not required to take minutes in this meeting, I am going to tune into this meeting on my work phone whilst I go for a walk in the nearby park.

michael walk

4.30PM - Exercise

I check my calendar to see the schedule for tomorrow. Then I save all the documents I am working on and shut off for the day.

Time to do some cardio and head to the gym.


Theo

Theo Mimoun

Civil Engineering Graduate at Rail Projects Victoria

Degree qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)

University: RMIT

I am Theo and I’m a Civil Engineering graduate at Rail Projects Victoria (RPV). Joining the RPV Graduate Program has honestly been the best kick-starter for my Civil Engineering career as I get exposed to a variety of different roles in the sector and have a chance to learn from leaders in the industry.

7 AM

Rise and shine! Alarm goes off, hit snooze once or twice then I’m up and ready to make a coffee. Coffee goes down well and I’m ready to start my day with a morning workout. After a refreshing workout, I say good morning to my 5-month-old cats Big Mac and Luna and give them some breakfast.

8 AM

I have my brekky, get ready and then walk all the 5 steps to my study room where my workstation is waiting for me.

8.45 AM

To start the workday I check my inbox, reply to emails and have a look at my calendar to make a prep list for any meetings and tasks that I have for the day.

9.30 AM

I have my first meeting for the day with the broader project team. The project team is quite diverse being made up of lawyers, graphic designers, communications, land planning and environment and engineers.

11 AM

As my second Graduate Program rotation, I am part of the Regional Rail Revival Shepparton Line Upgrade team and work on helping launch the project ready for construction in a few months’ time. My tasks vary week to week but at the moment I’m helping catalogue the data and track the progress for our cultural heritage assessment along the corridor. This includes working with Indigenous representatives to find artefacts and understand more about aboriginal history in the area we’re working in.

12 PM

Normally, working in the heart of the city on Exhibition Street brings an abundance of good yet cheap food options. Working from home is a bit different – for lunch I am going down the street to my local banh mi shop.

The other grads and I stay connected and on Fridays we jump on Zoom to have a virtual lunch together.

A great initiative that RPV has adopted since working from home is Lunch and Learn, where industry leaders set up an interactive Zoom session during lunch. We have the opportunity to learn a variety of interesting topics and draw from their experience.

1 PM

I resume my tasks by working and reviewing some of the staging of the project’s construction. I then have a one on one meeting with my supervisor to ask questions and get feedback for my tasks before I present my findings in our team meeting.

2 PM

We have a team engineering meeting where we focus on any project challenges and discuss the outcomes of the tasks we’re working on.

3.30 PM

Today I took a quick coffee break with some fellow 2020 grads to have a chat and talk about some of our insights into the projects we’re working on.

4.30 PM

I finish a couple more tasks and work on some final admin for the day, so everything is set to pick back up tomorrow.

5 PM

I wrap up my work and update my team on what I completed, as well as my tasks for tomorrow.

5.30 PM

It’s a nice day outside and after relaxing a bit, I go out to the park behind my apartment and play some basketball.

6.30 PM

I’m back at my apartment and video call my mate while getting started on cooking dinner.

8 PM

After dinner, I spend some time with my partner and the cats. We play Mario cart (I unfortunately lost that round).

10 PM

After watching a bit of Netflix (currently Brooklyn Nine-Nine), I get ready for bed and recharge for another exciting day ahead.

Social Responsibility

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


In February 2016, the Victorian State Government announced its Social Enterprise Strategy, which aims to strengthen the social enterprise sector and create more jobs for disadvantaged Victorians. In response, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) adopted a Social Procurement Policy, promoting the use of social benefit suppliers alongside the government strategy. Its purpose is to ensure we not only procure goods and services efficiently, but generate positive social outcomes while we do so.

West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP)

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


West Gate Tunnel Project – Graduate Program experience

West Gate Tunnel Project

The West Gate Tunnel will improve travel to and from Melbourne’s west and create a much-needed alternative to the West Gate Bridge.

When the tunnel opens there will be 24-hour truck bans on local streets in the inner west, helping to improve road safety, local air quality and noise.

Join the West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) through the Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs.

Disciplines offered

In the 2022 Victoria's Big Build Graduate Programs, WGTP will host graduates in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications
  • Land and Property
  • Project Controls
  • Safety

Details about these disciplines can be found on the main Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs page.

West Gate Tunnel Project

‘The mentoring has been great throughout my whole year at the program. Being able to lean on someone if you have any questions – they’re always really open and transparent with you.’

Alex Woods – Communications and Engagement Graduate, WGTP

More about The West Gate Tunnel Project

Other opportunities

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Perks & Benefits

Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


  • Learning and development series 
  • Networking across MTIA and the industry 
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive salary
  • Post-program opportunities across MTIA and the industry

Diversity & Inclusion

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Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Victoria’s Big Build aims to represent the rich diversity of our community and celebrates the differences that make us unique; where everyone feels like they can bring their authentic selves to work and are able to make a meaningful contribution to the success of our projects.

LGBTIQ+

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Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


We participate in LGBTIQ+ initiatives and awareness events like Wear it Purple Day, IDAHOBIT Day and Midsumma Festival.

There are also opportunities to connect with other members and allies of the LGBTIQ+ community across the transport industry through networking and resource groups.

Disability

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Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


We participate in Disability initiatives and awareness events like International Day for People with Disability to help reduce the stigma around both visible and invisible disabilities. These awareness and education opportunities are helping us improve the employment outcomes of people living with disability.

We do this in a practical sense with reasonable adjustments and accessibility throughout your whole experience here. We also work on this at a cultural level by providing training to our managers and opportunities for you to be part of an MTIA wide networking and resource group.

Gender Equality

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Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


Women in Transport offers mentoring opportunities to help you grow and learn. Women in Transport (WiT) also has a scholarship program that you will be eligible for after your first year within the MTIA portfolio. WiT has a crucial role to play in connecting women to a shared sense of purpose across the portfolio.

We participate in initiatives and awareness events like International Day for Violence Against Women, Women in Engineering Day and International Women’s Day.

Victoria’s Big Build will making a submission to the Gender Equality Commissioner in 2021 outlining current status and recommendations for how we are going to improve gender equality.

Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

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Victoria’s Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)


We’re committed to Self-Determination and working closely with the Aboriginal community to drive action and improve outcomes.

We participate in initiatives and awareness events like Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC week.

There are also opportunities to connect with other members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community across the transport industry through networking and resource groups.

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