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Safety & Systems Assurance Engineer

Network Rail Consulting - Sydney, NSW

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  • Job title: Safety & Systems Assurance Engineer
  • Reports to: Safety & Systems Assurance Lead
  • Location: Sydney, New South Wales

About us

Network Rail Consulting (NRC) is the international consultancy arm of Network Rail, the owner and operator of Britain's railway infrastructure.

Australia and the UK both face significant rail infrastructure challenges in terms of developing and modernising their networks and improving system safety, capacity, efficiency and reliability.

We first established an office in Sydney in 2013 to provide the full breadth of our multidisciplinary services and continue to support the delivery of major infrastructure projects in Australia.

Our work is driven forward by our values: passion, agility, collaboration, impartiality.

We offer great benefits such as:

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Flexible working

About the project

NRC Australia has been awarded a contract by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) for the role of Systems Integrator for the Digital Systems Program for Sydney, to deliver major systems upgrades across the Sydney Trains’ network over the next decade.

About the role

Reporting to the Safety & Systems Assurance Lead, the Safety & Systems Assurance Engineer is an important role in the Digital Systems Program, ensuring safety assurance within the System Integrator fulfils the project objectives whilst also demonstrating the governance expectations set out in the Asset Standards Authority (ASA) Charter.

You will work as part of a collaborative team to deliver the professional management and control of safety assurance which will enable the efficient and effective delivery of digital systems for TfNSW.

Your role will support the development of the System Integrator’s robust safety assurance process for the Digital Systems Program.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with the Safety and Systems Assurance Lead to manage the safety assurance framework for TfNSW, the System Integrator and the wider Digital Systems Program.

  • Manage the hazard management process for the System Integrator and the wider Digital Systems Program.

  • Support the development of a safety assurance process that demonstrates all the specified sub-systems are safe for operational use and their development is progressively assured to eliminate or reduce all safety risk to as low as reasonably practicable.

  • Ensure all deliverables are created in line with the approved evidence based framework, through selective sampling and auditing of safety assurance deliverables.

  • Ensure the System Integrator safety documentation and processes concerning engineering systems safety management, safety risk management, RAMS, qualitative risk assessment, safety case development, technical reports, safety processes, SIL determination and safety integrity are fit for purpose and readily available for audit.

  • Provide planning and execution of support services to other teams in ensuring that specialist advice is provided.

  • Ensure the NRC AEO framework is followed by all parties working in the System Integrator for TfNSW.

  • Produce demonstrable evidence the governance expectations set out in the ASA Charter are being adhered to by the System Integrator team.

  • Provide evidence as directed by the Safety and Systems Assurance Lead to the AEO Assurance Manager that the System Integrator team is compliant with TMU MD 00009 ST.

  • Support the Safety and Systems Assurance Lead with third party audits as required.

  • Provide support and expertise to ensure all safety deliverables are created in line with the approved evidence based framework, through selective sampling and auditing of deliverables.

  • Work with the wider team and stakeholders to deliver an integrated solution that delivers on the client’s requirements.

  • Ensure a collaborative approach at all times with the client and all key stakeholders

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Degree qualified safety professional, or equivalent demonstrable experience in System Assurance.

  • Strong background in railway programs.

  • Experience of delivering rail project safety cases to successful completion on time and within budget.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Chartered Engineer, or Incorporated Engineer working towards Chartered status.

  • Attention to detail when listening to stakeholders (from many different disciplines) and capturing their thought processes.

  • Developed report writing ability.

  • Ability to prioritise work and deliver to tight deadlines under pressure.

  • Good communication skills to interface with key stakeholders.

  • Ability to promptly investigate safety related issues and recommend the implementation of corrective actions.


  • Prior experience of working in the rail sector.

  • Experience in the implementation of modern signalling systems, CBTC, ETCS.

  • Affiliation with recognised professional body.

Network Rail Consulting welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), or employment status.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.