Rail Engineer (Rolling Stock or Track and Civil Infrastructure)

Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) is Victoria's integrated safety regulator for bus, maritime & rail transport. TSV regulates the safety of all marine, train, tram & bus operations in Victoria, both directly, & through service arrangements with the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator & the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. It is headed by the Director, Transport Safety.

TSV’s role is to ensure safe public transport and boating for all Victorians.

TSV is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, & support ways of working that help employees balance work & home life. TSV is an equal opportunity employer & welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply. It offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Transport Safety Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/032660
Closing Date: 23-May-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: GR 6 - Rail Engineer - April 2018.docx (Word, 491KB)
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Contact: Sabina Tepic, Manager Technical Services
03 9655 1045

Position Details

Rail Engineer (Rolling Stock or Track and Civil Infrastructure)

  • $115,136 - $154,076 pa (plus superannuation)
  • Ongoing   
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) is the safety regulator responsible for ensuring safe passenger transport and boating for all Victorians. The Rail Safety Branch is responsible for driving safety outcomes that best serve the Victorian and Australian public.

Are you a Rail Engineer with experience in design, construction, maintenance or operations of Rolling Stock or Track and Civil Infrastructure? We want you to bring your passion for safety to reduce injuries and strive for safe railways for Victoria and Australia. You will be responsible for developing broad-ranging strategies, mechanism and interventions to increase awareness, improve capabilities and enhance systems to ensure significant improvements in safety across Victoria.

Your will be required to:

  • Provide a high level of technical expertise, advice and support to internal and external stakeholders of all levels
  • Capture and codify existing public transport safety expertise, knowledge and best practice
  • Initiate and lead the identification of complex technical rolling stock, wheel-rail interface or track and civil related infrastructure, safety systems and rail operational issues
  • Provide leadership, coaching and guidance to TSV staff in the conduct of compliance audits, and reviewing technical submissions
  • Review and analysis of submissions from rail operators for compliance and accreditation matters including submissions for major rail infrastructure projects
  • Lead reviews and analysis of complex operational and rolling stock or infrastructure incidents and trends at State and national levels, and provide recommendations

To be successful, you will need

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering.
  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of rail engineering standards and interfaces with rail operations and rail industry safe working arrangements
  • Demonstrated capacity to identify technical issues, undertake technical investigations and audits
  • Understanding of new and emerging technologies relating to rolling stock or track and civil infrastructure design and wheel-rail interface issues.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with Transport Safety Victoria.

To apply, please provide an up to date CV, cover letter and address the two targeted questions below as part of your online application via www.careers.vic.gov.au.

Q1. Please outline your experience in the design, manufacture, procurement, commissioning, operation, maintenance or management of various classes of rolling stock or track and civil infrastructure.

Q2. Please describe a time when you built a strong client, peer or stakeholder relationship. What approaches did you use to motivate/influence others to identify an opportunity and confidently address a difficult situation?

For further information on this position, please contact Sabina Tepic, Manager, Technical Services on 03 9655 1045.

Applications close 23 May 2018.

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