We hosted an information session about the cadetship on Thursday 10 December to talk through the role, training program and recruitment process.
If you were unable to attend or would like to hear the session again please use the below link to watch the recorded session:
What is Surveillance?
Surveillance staff play a critical role in delivering infrastructure projects and form a key part of the government-side (client) team. Surveillance staff observe and review the quality of construction activities such as relocating and protecting underground utility services, earthworks, drainage, asphalting and road surfacing, traffic management, traffic signals and bridgeworks.
They work closely with a range of government-side and contractor-side stakeholders, from Technical, Engineering, Planning to Environmental, Safety and Communication and Stakeholder Engagement teams. Surveillance staff help to ensure projects are delivered on time, meet quality requirements, and are being delivered according to the project scope and specifications.
Note: Civil construction surveillance employees are not to be confused with roles in the security industry.
About Major Transport Infrastructure Authority and the Department of Transport
The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) oversees the construction of Victoria’s major road and rail civil construction projects and is comprised of the following project teams:
- Major Road Projects Victoria (MRPV) – https://roadprojects.vic.gov.au/
- Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) – https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/
- North East Link Project (NELP) – https://northeastlink.vic.gov.au/
- West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) – https://westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au/
- Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) – https://railprojects.vic.gov.au/
The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority works closely with the Department of Transport to ensure major construction activities are coordinated across the transport network. MTIA works with a number of leading Australian and global construction companies to deliver Victoria’s Big Build.
As part of this, Major Road Projects Victoria’s Industry Capability and Development Program is delivering the Victorian Civil Construction Cadetship in Surveillance to support the development of a skilled and capable workforce.
To find out more about Victoria’s major road and rail civil construction projects visit: www.bigbuild.vic.gov.au
What’s on offer?
We are seeking passionate individuals for a two-year paid cadetship with placements in Victorian government civil construction projects, commencing early 2021. Projects may be based in both metro and regional Victoria. Currently HOBAN Recruitment are recruiting for positions at MRPV, LXRP and NELP.
The Cadetship Components:
- Paid employment: As a cadet you will be employed for two years within the Victorian Government’s Department of Transport or Major Transport Infrastructure Authority. This may be with Major Road Projects Victoria, Level Crossing Removal Projector North East Link Project Salaries will range from $70,791 to $87,640 plus 9.5% superannuation depending on your experience.
- At the end of the cadetship, you will be considered for Surveillance roles within Victorian Government civil construction projects, or you will be well placed to apply for work with leading local and national Civil Construction companies.
- Intensive industry induction program: You will be part of a 3-week intensive industry induction program, which will provide you with the basic information and skills you’ll need to get started in a civil construction career. This includes gaining your Construction Industry White Card, an essential requirement for working on any civil construction site and an opportunity to venture out on site and meet some of your new colleagues and get close to the action.
- Accredited Training – Certificate III in Civil Construction: Cadets will undertake a nationally accredited Certificate III in Civil Construction over 2 years. This qualification will provide cadets with a broad range of road and rail construction and maintenance skills to pursue a career in civil construction and will be specifically tailored to your new Surveillance role. Recognition for any prior learning will be considered.
- Project placements: Much of the cadetship will be spent completing your training on a range of projects, working both on the government (or client) side and alongside our construction contractors. These project placements will provide you with experience in real-world construction environments and help build knowledge and exposure to the civil construction industry, including valuable relationships between cadets, government/client-side staff and contractors. This will also enable you to undertake the required learning and assessments to complete aspects of the Certificate III in Civil Construction.
- Technical capability training: In addition to the Certificate III in Civil Construction, cadets will participate in up to six weeks of specialist technical training. This training will focus on a range of specialist areas essential for working on major transport infrastructure projects including drainage, pavement, structures and sign installation.
- Professional skills development: Cadets will also participate in up to two weeks of training to build the professional skills needed to work in Surveillance roles. This includes negotiation and influencing skills, contractor engagement, risk management and leadership.
- Surveillance Mentors: Cadets will have access to Mentors throughout the two-year program. These Mentors are experienced Surveillance Officers and will provide you with valuable, practical advice and support to guide you on your career journey.
What are MTIA looking for in a Cadet?
- Drive and Motivation: A high level of interest in commencing a career in the civil construction industry and creating lasting benefits to the community.
- Working Collaboratively: Cooperating and working well with others in pursuit of team goals; sharing information and acknowledging others’ efforts; stepping in to help others where required.
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Seeking resolution of problems through policy or process guidelines; seeking guidance by providing information and relevant ideas towards the resolution of problems.
- Interpersonal skills: You are polite, professional and considerate in dealing with others; you are aware of people’s moods and temperament; you are able to express your own views in a constructive and diplomatic way; and you are able to reflect on how your own emotions impact on others.
- Communicate with Impact: You use various positive communication methods to convey information, ideas, and insights in ways that help others understand the key information; and you possess good written communication skills.
- Digital and Technological Literacy: You can perform a range of tasks through digital software and tools e.g. mobile devices, computers, Microsoft suite of application including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Teams/Skype.
- Self-discipline: You approach tasks and your own development in a logical, organised, professional manner to ensure delivery of consistently high-quality work.
I am interested, how do I apply?
Are you eligible? Check that you meet the eligibility criteria, and your ability to commence March 2021.
Online Applications only. Complete your application and submit, together with your resume, between Wednesday 25 November 2020 and 11.59pm on Tuesday 15 December 2020.
More Information: Contact the HOBAN Recruitment team on 1300 662 930 or via email MTIAcadet@hoban.com.au
MTIA manage the cadetship and the recruitment process is administered by HOBAN Recruitment.
For detailed information relating to the program and the recruitment process, please access the Cadetship – about the role.