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Senior Signal Engineer

Queensland Rail - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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As the Senior Signal Engineer, you will be accountable for providing professional leadership and high-level expertise in the area of Principles Testing and Design of safety critical Signalling systems.

Queensland Rail is an integrated customer and rail infrastructure business servicing the passenger, tourism, resources and freight customer markets throughout Queensland. The organisation aims to be the safest, best performing and most customer focused railway in Australia.

At Queensland Rail we believe safety comes first. Always.

About the role:

We are seeking a Senior Signal Engineer to join our Signalling Engineering team at Queensland Rail, focusing on Design. As the Senior Signal Engineer, you will be accountable for providing professional leadership and high-level expertise in the area of testing and design of safety critical signalling systems and equipment. This area includes processor-based interlocking (PBI) and conventional relay interlocked mission critical signalling systems as used by Queensland Rail.

You can anticipate some of your daily duties to include:

  • Principles testing of signalling interlockings, develop simulation data, changeover and perform systems integration tests in line with Queensland Rail’s signalling principles to validate safe train separation and safe train operations.
  • Provide professional advice on signalling system staging strategies to effectively integrate Signalling works in a multi‐disciplinary railway environment to simplify testing and commissioning.
  • Organise and plan the technical aspects of large and highly complex signalling projects commissioning for the business.
  • Develop and execute principles test plans and test rig design as required for principles testing of a major railway signalling and operational systems and to ensure their appropriateness and completeness to the approved design.
  • Ensure that the requirements of Train Operations and other engineering disciplines are catered for in the Principles Test planning.
  • Organise and prepare the associated documentation and testing plan necessary to test complex signalling installations.
  • Establish and maintain a positive and collaborative relationship with departments of Queensland Rail and third parties delivering services or Capital work for Queensland Rail.
  • Support establishment of systems assurance reports including preparation and auditing of test validation documentation.
  • Provide expert engineering services in relation to Principles Testing to complete projects against specified Key Performance Indicators (KPI), considering scope, quality and safety including allocated budgets and timeframe to deliver valuable commercial outcomes for the business.

About you:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) or equivalent that is recognised by Engineers Australia.
  • RPEQ (Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland) registration (or must be able to obtain within 6 months)
  • Strong experience in signalling systems and testing of moderate to complex signalling projects.
  • Proven experience in signalling engineering, preferably focussed on Principles Testing and/or Design.
  • High level of communication, negotiation and stakeholder management skills.

Benefits on offer:

  • Flexible working options
  • Competitive Salary Packaging
  • Generous superannuation scheme
  • Queensland Rail also offers free train travel to and from work on duty days

Remuneration will be negotiable for the right candidate with suitable experience

Consideration will be given to paid relocation for the right candidate

Please note: If you have considered this role previously, please consider applying again.

This role will also be advertised externally

Position Description

If this position interests you and you feel you have the knowledge and experience please apply to Senior Signal Engineer (1042) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 11:59pm, Wednesday 16th June 2021.

The recruitment and selection process for this position might require shortlisted applicants to undertake psychometric assessment, health assessment and background checks that might also include criminal history and credit checks.

Queensland Rail embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We have built the foundation for diversity in the areas of gender balance, First Nations Peoples, Youth, Disability and Multiculturalism. We continue to establish and integrate key programs such as QRWomen, Graduate and Apprentice Programs, Work and Welcome, Returned to Work processes, Employee Assistance Program, as well as Queensland Rail First Nations and LGBTIQ+ Staff Reference Groups.

To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity please contact Anna Nolan with your specific enquiry on 1800 115 000 or email qrcareers@qr.com.au. Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.