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Senior Signalling Engineer

Metro Trains - Melbourne, VIC

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Metro is a multi-award winning organisation and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance feel comfortable to bring their best to work, and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world class railway service.

As the Level Crossing Removal Project continues to deliver a safer and more efficient train network, the Metro team involved in this large-scale project is expanding to respond to current and future works. The experience gained in this exciting, multi-disciplinary environment will be valuable to building your career in rail construction.

We are currently seeking a Senior Signalling Project Engineer to support the delivery of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade project as part of the Western Program Alliance. This large-scale project will benefit train users, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers by improving safety, reducing congestion and enabling more frequent train services.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, in this role you will be responsible for undertaking specific elements of work packages to support Rail Projects, drawing together Metro Trains Melbourne's requirements as a client and Principal Contractor on the Western Program Alliance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare work pack documentation for specific activities/works and progress the engagement of the contractor/ supplier, including tendering, evaluation contract award
  • Manages the development and submission of scoping documents and proposals assigned to the Project.
  • Overall technical coordination of the complete signalling system and all signalling system interfaces when acting as a work package lead
  • Ensure successful delivery of the Signalling Design including its interfaces and integration with other subsystems when acting as a project lead in installation, testing and commissioning, and other related activities as necessary to deliver dependent projects and meet their goals with high standards
  • Nurturing and coaching of more junior staff where necessary
  • Technical project management - acts internally as an integrating and coordinating technical function.
  • Verifies and validates the concepts and specifications versus the requirements and standards.
  • May take over disposition functions or responsibility for costs, time and quality (in cooperation or as substitute for the respective positions).
  • Assist the Project Manager in the administration and control of Contract Instructions, in conjunction with the Construction Manager, ensuring that any change of scope, direction to proceed, site instruction etc is given to the Contractor(s) in writing and correctly documented
  • Manage the receipt of design information and drawings, including ensuring that a current drawing register is maintained and that the documentation is issued to all the relevant parties
  • Manage the handover process at project completion ensuring that all the key stakeholders are involved and that project documentation is completed in accordance with procedures
  • Undertake assigned work duties to ensure their completion on time, within budget, with all project risks mitigated and effect on train operations whilst ensuring that construction standards are maintained and conform to safety, reliability and quality
  • Work with multi-discipline teams, coordinating inputs and reaching a decision for the benefit of the project

Desired qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering admitting to corporate membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Sound experience in engineering principles of planning, report preparation and scheduling
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a role as a Project Engineer
  • Be a skilled and confident speaker, have strong facilitation and influencing skills, and able to lead a team
  • Experience on a variety of Signalling Projects
  • Sound experience in working within the railway environment, with exposure to one or all the following disciplines (Rail Systems, Track and Civil, Electrical)
  • Working knowledge of estimating and direct costing to user briefs, technical requirements and safety

Why work for Metro?

  • Our ongoing involvement in the exciting pipeline of major rail projects
  • Career development support and opportunities to learn new skills within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • A collaborative team of passionate people who are dedicated to delivering projects that improve the safety and reliability of Melbourne’s rail network

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters. If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you! Applications close Friday 26th of March, 2021

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.