Stakeholder Engagement Lead - Melbourne
Consultant Kris Gale
Date posted 8 April 20181 Farrer place Sydney 2000 Robert Walters Australia
ARTC plays a critical role in the transport supply chain and in the overall economic development of Australia. With over 8500 kms of track in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, ARTC is one of Australia's largest rail network owners. The Inland Rail Programme is a 1710km rail infrastructure project stretching from Brisbane to Melbourne incorporating new and existing rail track.
The programme includes the upgrading of existing standard gauge track, the enhancement of existing standard gauge track to cater for double stacking and the construction of new standard gauge links comprising of: viaducts, tunnels, rail track, crossings and bridges. More information relating to the project can be found here: http://inlandrail.artc.com.au.
As this exciting major infrastructure project continues to grow across Australia, an opportunity for a Stakeholder Engagement Lead has been created to support the Inland Rail project through effective delivery of stakeholder and community engagement for the region. Reporting to the Manager Stakeholder Engagement, this highly integral position will be based in Melbourne where you will be a key member of the community and project.
As the Stakeholder Engagement Lead, you will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of best practice community and stakeholder engagement plans, providing advice on the approvals process, emerging issues and drive necessary engagement with communities and other stakeholders to identify solutions. You will also be involved in representing the business in community forums, developing communications materials and engaging with local government and media.
- Engage with Councils, landowners, local Federal and State MPs and community and industry associations and develop or refine community engagement plans to support consultation and engagement;
- Lead the development of collateral including project newsletters, fact sheets, project updates, FAQs for website and print;
- Identify issues, risks and opportunities and provide appropriate strategies;
- Lead and support two Stakeholder Advisors
- Oversee project updates for print and digital media;
- Support securing of land access and acquisition process where appropriate;
- Provide executive officer support functions for any 'Community Liaison Groups' or similar established by Inland rail or by Government for Inland Rail, in line with planning approvals pathway;
- Advise the State Stakeholder Engagement Manager of outcomes or issues arising from Project review meetings, Project workshops, key stakeholder workshops, Community Liaison Group meetings, and Social Service Providers forums;
- Assist in managing responses to the feedback received through statutory and other consultation processes;
- Lead and support engagement that is transparent, equitable and accessible, with adequate opportunities for stakeholders to comment and all interactions are appropriately managed and recorded;
- Build relationships with stakeholders that promote effective dialogue with the Inland Rail Project team.
Key Skills and Requirements:
- Strong experience in stakeholder and community engagement ideally within the infrastructure, transport or logistic sectors;
- Working knowledge and understanding of digital media and digital technologies to support community engagement;
- Demonstrated team leadership experience;
- High level verbal and written skills including the writing and delivery of strategies, plans and communications materials;
- Demonstrated issues and risk management on complex projects;
- Ability to work with diverse stakeholders in politically sensitive environments;
- Demonstrated creative thinking and problem-solving skills, with a capacity to respond to and manage changing priorities;
- Degree qualified in Journalism, Communications, PR or related field is desirable.
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to consent to a National Criminal History Check. Appointment is subject to ARTC's medical fitness standards relative to the position. ARTC is a drug and alcohol free working environment.
**Please note that any direct and third party applications will be forwarded to Kristopher Gale at Robert Walters for consideration.**
To apply please click apply or call Kris Gale on 03 8628 2259 for a confidential discussion.