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About us

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.

Aboutthe Team:

The Safety, Environment and Regulatory (SER) Division, is responsible for engagement programs, insights and projects that drive future focused safety and sustainability outcomes across Transport for NSW.

The Opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Research and Policy Analystto join the Centre for Road and Maritime Services branch on a Permanent term full time basis. Whilst we encourage flexible working, the role will be based between our Elizabeth Street and Macquarie Park offices, one day per week with the remaining days per week from home.

This role is responsible for conducting and providing evidence based research and best practice for safety outputs to better enhance technologies and the customer experience. Reporting to the Manager Safer People, this position will also be part of the roll out of enforcement systems both country wide and international.

On a day to day basis you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Change Leadership – Enable the adoption of the safe system approach to road safety across TfNSW, NSW Government and community by delivering significant changes in road user attitudes and beliefs about speeding and other behavioural road user issues through evidence-based research to drive and inform policy, safety initiatives, enforcement, education and other road safety programs.

  • Research – Focus on the development and management of key behavioural research and policy areas including: speeding; drink and drug driving; driver fatigue; driver distractions; novice drivers; older road users; youth; pedestrian safety; motor cyclists; cyclists; seat belts, helmets and other restraints and protections and Aboriginal road safety issues.

  • Strategy – Undertake comparisons of national and international research of behavioural programs and policies designed to influence and change road user behaviour and make recommendations for policy investigation, development and adoption in NSW.

  • Cooperation – Work cooperatively with other Units within the Centre and provide an expert source of behavioural research to assist in the development of policy by the Unit and across the Centre. Ensure behavioural research is aligned with work undertaken across vehicle safety, road design engineering and road environment safety to effectively use resources, align strategic direction and maximise road safety outcomes.

  • Operational Management – Contribute to business plans, budgets and risk management plans, consistent with overall Division and Corporate Plans, review and improve business systems and processes, and report as required on activities, performance, trends and issues.

  • Safety – Comply with the System Requirement, Safety Responsibilities, Authorities and Accountabilities within the Safety Management System.

  • Ethics and probity – Promote the Public Sector Values of Integrity, Trust, Service and Accountability, and the organisation’s Code of Conduct, and manage business processes to ensure the proactive identification of risk and the review and improvement of systems designed to minimise or eliminate fraud and corruption.

  • Agency representation – Develop and maintain effective working relationships and communications on government and industry working groups, committees and other information and decision making forums to allow effective communication and exchange of information in relation to policy development and project work. Represent and advocate on behalf of Transport NSW, within defined business objectives and plans, on working parties and Committees

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

About You:

We are looking for someone with a strong research and policy background who is able to navigate through challenging discussions, deliver effective commercial communications and a thorough awareness of government protocol and long term business objectives. Working with our internal and external stakeholders, the ideal candidate will view the role with a big picture mindset, and the ability to strategise and plan across divisions both current and future state.

The successful candidate for this role will maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion to ensure sensitive information is not compromised. They will represent the organisation in an honest, ethical and professional way and encourage others to do so and demonstrate professionalism to support a culture of integrity within the team/unit which will set an example for others to follow and identify and explain ethical issues.

How to apply

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

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is Transport Grade 9 ($135,989.00 to $152,204.00) per annum plus superannuation and annual leave loading.

Applications close: Tuesday 27th July 2021 at 11:59pm

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 Emma Love at

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us ?

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