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Senior Signalling Engineer

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Footscray, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) is a multi-award winning organisation and we pride ourselves on our team of high performing talented professionals who are safety and delivery focused, and 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.


Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing and delivering projects that improve the safety and reliability of Melbourne’s rail network. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at MTM both professionally and personally rewarding.


Metro Trains Level Crossing Removal Team (MLXRT) are currently seeking a Senior Project Engineer - Signalling for work on our Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP), on 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.


Reporting to the Signalling Project Manager, in this role you will be responsible for delivering signalling  elements of work packages to support current and future rail infrastructure projects, drawing together Metro Trains Melbourne's requirements as a client and Principal Contractor on the Western Program Alliance.


This is an existing, full time, permanent role, based mainly on site and an excellent opportunity to take the next step in your career and make a tangible impact on Melbourne’s rail infrastructure! This is a unique and exciting role as you will support various projects and gain exposure to multi-disciplinary teams which will enable you to further your experience and develop a long-term career with Metro.


Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Accountable for the delivery of the signalling and train control components of the Metro Tunnel Project. The role will call on project delivery experience relating to signalling and related rail systems in major greenfield/brownfield rail projects including integration across multiple disciplines and stakeholder organisations such as Public Transport Victoria (PTV), Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), VicTrack and Rail Operators.
  • 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
  • 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


About You


  • 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)


When you work at Metro, you don’t only get to work with amazing people and trains, you get to bring your best self to work every day and do the work you love.


We help you to do this by providing you:


  • Our ongoing involvement in the exciting pipeline of major rail projects and a secure role in an essential services company,
  • Career development support and opportunities to learn new skills within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Free public transport across Victoria with your very own Myki card!
  • Flexible work arrangements and Richmond office location


This is a fantastic and dynamic opportunity to build on the career you have developed to date and be part of the legacy that ‘connects people and places for a growing Melbourne’.

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience, and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!


Please submit your application via our recruitment portal by Sunday 24th of July, 2022 to be considered for this position.


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.