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Victoria's Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

4.3
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About Victoria's Big Build (Major Transport Infrastructure Authority)

  • Construction & Property Services
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Government & Public Service

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 graduate program::

  • Rail Projects Victoria – delivering the biggest rail projects in Victoria's history 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

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.

Recruitment Process

Steps in the recruitment process

Eligibility:
You must have completed a degree or masters in an eligible discipline between January 2020 and January 2022. You must also have full Australian working rights at the time of application.

Applications: Open at 12 pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021 and close at 11.59 pm on Monday 12 April 2021.
You must complete the online application form, upload your CV, academic transcript and full Australian working rights.

Online assessmentsApril 2021
You will undertake an online cognitive assessment that takes about 20 minutes.

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
You will attend a virtual group assessment centre where you will participate in two group activities. 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: 14 February 2022

Selection criteria

Successful applicants are motivated and collaborative individuals with a passion for the transport and infrastructure industry.

Remuneration & Career Growth

You'll be employed full time at a VPS3 grade with a salary of $71,853 (AUD) + superannuation and 17.5% leave loading (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.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.3
Overall score based on 27 reviews
They Score Best in…
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Culture
8.7
Management
8.8
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8.9
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9.2
Culture
8.7
Management
8.8
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8.9
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What Graduates Say About Them
  • Work-life balance. Training Opportunities. High-profile projects.
  • I love the culture of learning that the project embodies. Everyone I have worked with so far has been very receptive when I am honest about my flaws and say 'I don't know'. I also love that the project sees itself not just as a construction project, but as a social enterprise that aims to support its employees in living a happy and healthy life.
  • There are so many opportunities to participate in educational and self-development courses, making this graduate program extremely worthwhile.
  • Very positive environment facilitating growth as a new graduate.
  • There is a host of experience at the company with most of upper management coming from the private sector.
  • You aren't just treated as someone who doesn't know anything, you are given meaningful work that clearly shapes individual projects and the program as a whole. There is plenty of support from other members of your work group, your managers and the graduate program leads. The graduate cohort are also a really diverse and great group of people.
  • Under resourced and organisational systems and processes aren't fully in place, which leads to some disorganisation.
  • Not always included in discussions about my future involvement in tasks or rotations
  • Not much to dislike, although a bit of clarity on the grad program (i.e., our rotations, first communications with our manager/supervisor) could have been handled a little better.
  • High level work. Not much technical detail work.
  • From a graduate perspective, our rotations are quite short (6 months) and just as you're finding your groove with the team and building relationships you have to move into a new team. A necessity for exposure, but a burden nonetheless.
  • Can be overwhelming working on a large project- feeling lost at times

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Melbourne, Metropolitan Melbourne, and regional Victoria
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A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Lily-Rose Palmer

Lily studied Bachelor of Environments (Majoring in Urban Design and Planning) at University of Melbourne and is now working as Planning and Environment Officer at Major Road Projects Victoria.
  • Day in the life

Lily-Rose Palmer

Lily studied Bachelor of Environments (Majoring in Urban Design and Planning) at University of Melbourne and is now working as Planning and Environment Officer at Major Road Projects Victoria.
  • Day in the life

Mariah Stellato

Mariah studied Bachelor of Environmental Science (Management and Sustainability) at Deakin University and is now working as Land, Planning and Environment Graduate at North East Link Project
  • Day in the life

Mariah Stellato

Mariah studied Bachelor of Environmental Science (Management and Sustainability) at Deakin University and is now working as Land, Planning and Environment Graduate at North East Link Project
  • Day in the life

Lily-Rose Palmer

Lily studied Bachelor of Environments (Majoring in Urban Design and Planning) at University of Melbourne and is now working as Planning and Environment Officer at Major Road Projects Victoria.
  • Day in the life

Lily-Rose Palmer

Lily studied Bachelor of Environments (Majoring in Urban Design and Planning) at University of Melbourne and is now working as Planning and Environment Officer at Major Road Projects Victoria.
  • Day in the life

Mariah Stellato

Mariah studied Bachelor of Environmental Science (Management and Sustainability) at Deakin University and is now working as Land, Planning and Environment Graduate at North East Link Project
  • Day in the life

Mariah Stellato

Mariah studied Bachelor of Environmental Science (Management and Sustainability) at Deakin University and is now working as Land, Planning and Environment Graduate at North East Link Project

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Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs 2022

You can be a part of the biggest transport infrastructure projects in Victoria's history

Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Programs 2022

You can be a part of the biggest transport infrastructure projects in Victoria's history