• Full time, temporary (3 years) role in a national organisation.
  • Flexible working – we follow a hybrid working model.
  • Undertake regulatory oversight of major Australian major rail projects.

Engage with major rail projects and assess applications for major rail infrastructure, rolling stock and systems projects.

About the Opportunity

We’re seeking a systems safety assurance professional to undertake the role of Manager, Major Projects, a national role which assists the Senior Manager to undertake comprehensive risk-based assessments of applications and/or variations to accreditation and related matters for major rail infrastructure, rolling stock and systems projects to ensure robust, quality and timely rail safety outcomes.

Based in Sydney or Melbourne, you will have extensive opportunity to travel interstate (particularly NSW) to support ONRSR’s work with significant railway projects. You’ll join the Major Projects team, where your knowledge of systems safety assurance and your ability to work independently will have a positive contribution to the safe delivery of railway projects. The Major Projects team works collaboratively and supports each other to provide a consistent approach to all major projects; additionally, you will have access to the engineering, rail systems and safety assurance experience provided by ONRSR’s team of technical specialists. In the role, you will have the opportunity to broaden your engineering experience and develop your professional skills.

About you – Your Impact and Contribution

You are an experienced system safety assurance manager with extensive experience in the delivery of major rail projects and programs and have highly developed communication, negotiation, interpersonal and report writing skills. You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and must hold relevant qualifications in engineering or an equivalent discipline and have knowledge of rail engineering disciplines, system safety and railway systems.

To be successful in the role you must be able to also demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in engineering.
  • Experience in the delivery of major rail projects and programs.
  • Knowledge of rail engineering disciplines and railway systems.
  • Proven experience and knowledge in the assessment of safety management systems and risk management in the rail industry for rail safety compliance.
  • Proven experience and knowledge in systems safety assurance in the rail industry in accordance with IEC 61508 and EN 50126, 50128, 50129 standards.
  • Experience in the delivery of safety improvement projects in the rail industry.

Our Organisation and Culture

The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) has the responsibility for regulatory oversight of rail safety throughout Australia. As an independent regulatory authority, ONRSR pursues safe railways for Australia by encouraging safe rail operations, enforcing national compliance with the Rail Safety National Law, and promoting and improving rail safety across the country.

We are passionate about supporting Our People

At ONRSR we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes for Rail Safety for all Australians. Our colleagues have an impact far beyond work, and you’ll be part of a team that is contributing to enhancing safety outcomes.

  • You will be part of a $26 billion dollar industry employing over 142,000 people that is at the forefront of innovation, productivity, and world’s best practice
  • We invest in building the capability of our people through customised learning and development programs and by growing your curiosity and experience.
  • Employee Assistance Program and Peer Support Network.
  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others.
  • Extra 3 days leave with Christmas closedown for all colleagues.
  • Salary packaging of car, laptop, or tablet.

ONRSR actively encourages productive working relationships, a healthy work-life balance, workplace diversity and development of expertise. In addition, the organisation offers a commitment to learning and development, and flexible work options.

Further details on the benefits of working at ONRSR can be found at Careers @ ONRSR

The Application Process

We would like to learn more about you, so we encourage you to apply with a cover letter describing why you should be considered for the role along with your resume.

More information can be found in the Position Description located on this page and can also be found at Careers @ ONRSR

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 to: Colin Holmes – Projects & Technical Program Director 0418 440 356

Applications close: 10.00am Monday, 22 July 2024

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  • 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.
Last updated: Jul 5, 2024, 11:43:55 AM