Manager Traffic & Transport Operations

Job No: NSYD235
Location: North Sydney

Salary range from: $137,377.51 to $164,034.12 pa + 3.5% Civil Liability allowance

+ 10.5% superannuation

+ Access to Pool Vehicle or $9,000 pa Vehicle Offset allowance  

35 hours per week with access to flexi time 


North Sydney Council administers the North Sydney local government area on Sydney’s picturesque lower North Shore. Our 400 employees look after 77,000 residents spread across 10 square kilometres of land on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour providing spectacular harbour views, beautiful parklands, and a bustling CBD. Our aim is to ensure North Sydney remains a welcoming, well-designed, safe and beautiful environment for residents, workers and visitors.

We are seeking an experienced and progressive individual to lead Council’s diverse Traffic and Transport Operations, on-street parking supply, road safety, sustainable transport and parking meter operations.

This role is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of Council’s traffic management, traffic planning, parking policies and sustainable transport management. You will be responsible for identifying present and future traffic planning and traffic management needs within the Council area, formulating a traffic facilities works program that will meet policy objectives and submitting this to Council for approval.  The position is also accountable for the management of the Traffic Committee, which requires the preparation of agenda items, investigations and reports for Traffic Committee consideration and the implementation of Traffic Committee decisions.

The successful applicant will be experienced in implementing traffic management initiatives, traffic planning and parking policies, parking meter management and sustainable transport management including the roll out of Councils adopted Cycleways Strategy and accompanying Capital Works Program.

This is a rare senior leadership opportunity within a dynamic and progressive work place environment.  

When you join North Sydney Council you become a part of a team that is dedicated to providing a wide range of quality services to North Sydney residents and the larger community. Our aim is to ensure North Sydney remains a welcoming, well-designed, safe and beautiful environment for residents, workers and visitors.



  • Tertiary qualifications in Traffic Engineering/Planning or equivalent
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of traffic engineering, transport planning and traffic management
  • Experience in Traffic Engineering Design/Traffic Planning and Management
  • Demonstrated supervisory and people management experience
  • Experience working with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to prepare comprehensive reports
  • Oral communication skills with demonstrated experience in public speaking and presenting to groups.
  • Influence and negotiation skills
  • Strong organising, planning and prioritising skills
  • Experience with the Microsoft suite of programs


  • Civil Engineering degree
  • Knowledge of professional and industrial developments
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19


Why work at North Sydney Council?

We're committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and positive workplace. Our teams are reflective of the communities in which we operate, and we value the unique contribution each member makes to the North Sydney Council. The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of our residents and contributes to their economic and social wellbeing.

North Sydney Council as an employer offers excellent employee benefits such as:

  • Easy accessibility to work with spectacular harbour view work locations
  • Access to Fitness Passport 
  • Access to working from home arrangements 
  • Excellent work-life balance with a 35-hour working week for indoor workers or fortnightly RDO’s for outdoor workers
  • Flexible working hours with access to flexi-time
  • Freedom to direct contributions to any compliant superannuation fund
  • A holistic health and well-being program offering exercise classes, flu vaccinations, skin checks, a touch football team, weekly fruit deliveries, health seminars and more
  • Health and Well-being programs for all employees such as Yoga, Pilates, Kick Boxing
  • Access to employee recognition and reward program
  • Weekly fruit baskets
  • Free access to counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Free financial advice by a certified Financial Planner
  • Monetary transport allowance
  • Invitations to local government events, training and planning sessions
  • Access to corporate social events at picturesque harbour locations
  • Casual dress days in support of charities and not-for-profit organisations


How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer the selection criteria questions below.

In accordance with the requirements of this role, a National Police Clearance will be required as part of the Recruitment process.  

 To view the Position Description, Click Here 


Closing Date: 27 November 2022 - 11.30pm 


North Sydney Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity in order to  provide a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. North Sydney Council  also adheres  to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people. We strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply. 

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Privacy Acknowledgment

North Sydney Council is collecting personal information from you as part of the recruitment and selection process. Council is committed to protecting your personal information and our policy on privacy and personal information represents local government best practice. North Sydney Council is an agency under definition of the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

Council will also comply with the Health Privacy Principles in the following ways:

  • Your vaccination status will only be used for business purposes and for application as required under Council’s COVIDSafe Plan/s.
  • To ensure accuracy, Council will only accept information regarding your vaccination status from you.
  • Your vaccination status may be shared with other Council Officers for work purposes such as ensuring compliance with the Covid Safe Plan, ensuring compliance with legislation and for the allocation of work tasks and locations.
  • Your vaccination status will be held in Council’s HR System. This will be recorded in a similar way to how we record other information such as medical certificates.
  • Where Council does not know your vaccination status you may be required to comply with certain restrictions that apply at the time and as required by Council Policy or COVIDSafe Plan.

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About Us

With a cohort of approximately 400 permanent (full time and part time) employees, we consider ourselves not too big, not too small - just right! At North Sydney Council we're committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and positive workplace. Our teams value the unique contribution each member makes, and genuinely strives towards making North Sydney Council a fun place to work! The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of our residents and contributes to their economic and social wellbeing. Our commitment to our staff at North Sydney Council is: To optimise employee performance in an enjoyable, safe, fair and equitable workplace