- Full time role with national rail safety organisation
- Flexible work arrangements available
- Use your rail signalling and safety assurance skills to influence and support operators to achieve desired outcomes in rail safety
The Rail Signalling Specialist is a representative of ONRSR at a national level in matters related to signal engineering in the rail environment. This Sydney-based position is one of two senior ONRSR rail signaling specialists (the other based in Melbourne) advising, and where appropriate leading, on Rail Signalling aspects in ONRSR’s national regulatory activities.
This role will involve high-level technical interactions with industry and provide ONRSR with practical risk-based, specialist technical advice to assist with administering Rail Safety National Law in the area of rail signal engineering. This will assist ONRSR in making sound technically based decisions on regulatory matters, which also includes investigations into rail safety incidents.
The role is a rare opportunity to apply your expertise to influence safety improvements and outcomes across a wide range of passenger and freight railway operating contexts as well as major rail infrastructure projects across Australia that are applying modern signalling technologies.
The position supports ONRSR’s regulatory activities across Australia by working in a multi-disciplinary team of experienced technical professionals that provide specialist knowledge and expertise in areas critical to the regulation of rail safety. The team refers work to each other in the preparation of joint advice as well as for peer review.
You are an experienced Rail Signalling Engineer with highly developed communication, negotiation, interpersonal and report writing skills who also holds relevant tertiary qualifications in engineering and has significant experience in the application of safety assurance principles.
Your extensive rail industry experience in railway signal engineering, particularly in design, operations and maintenance as well as your knowledge and experience with risk management and safety management systems in the rail industry will ensure your success in the role.
To be successful in the role you must be able to also demonstrate the following:
- Proven ability to work with a team of professionals and to facilitate knowledge sharing and provide coaching and mentoring
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills in a complex operational environment.
- Demonstrated ability to interact successfully at senior levels within industry as well as with field staff
- Ability to conduct or assist with conducting monitoring activities (such as audits, inspections, investigations) to assess safety risk and compliance with process, procedure and legislation.
The following knowledge, skills and experience are highly desirable:
- Experience in the delivery of safety improvement projects in the rail industry
- Chartered Professional Engineer
- Member of the IRSE
The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) facilitates the seamless and safe operation of rail transport and promotes rail safety and safety improvement across Australia. ONRSR's vision is safe railways for Australia and its people are guided by the values of integrity, respect, independence, diligence and excellence.
ONRSR actively encourages productive working relationships, a healthy work-life balance, workplace diversity and innovation. You will work for an organisation which offers a commitment to learning and development and flexible work and lifestyle options. Further details on the benefits of working at ONRSR can be found at http://careers.onrsr.com.au/
How to apply
Read the Position Description which is linked below or can be found here: http://careers.onrsr.com.au/current-vacancies/
- Prepare a cover letter of up to 2 pages detailing why you are suited to the role
- Include your resume
- Include three referees
- Click on APPLY
As part of the recruitment and selection process, you will be required to undertake a criminal history check if you are one of the preferred candidates. The results may not necessarily preclude appointment to the position.
Enquiries: Simon Foster â Executive Director, Technical (08) 8406 1553
Applications close: 6pm Thursday, 27 February 2020
- You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
- Applications are sought from direct candidates only. No agencies please.
- Application closing dates are at the discretion of ONRSR and may change without notice.