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Accreditation Manager

Date: 15-Sep-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who 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, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service.

The Metro Tunnel Project (MTP) is being delivered in three work packages, with a program level team (RPVP) assisting each package. The three work packages are: Rail Systems Alliance (RSA), Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) and the Tunnels and Stations (T&S) Public Private Partnership.


Rail Systems Alliance are currently looking for an Accreditation Manager to join the team.



The Role

Reporting into the Systems Assurance Manager, the Accreditation Manager is responsible for looking after the MTM Management of Change process and associated Rail Safety Accreditation activities with ONRSR. 


This will include coordination of lodgement Application for Accreditation Variations (AVA) with the ONRSR for the scope of the Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) and ensuring residual risk a handover to MTM’s Risk Acceptance Working Group and Management of change procedures.


This role is a full time, 3-year fixed term contract based in Melbourne’s CBD.


  • Adherence to all legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Comply with risk provisions of the Rail Safety National Law, Occupational Health and Safety Act (Vic) and risk instructions received from the safety regulators.
  • Ensure compliance with MTM’s Enterprise Risk Management and Management of Change procedures, and the MTM Projects Risk Management Guideline and in particular consultation with internal stakeholders through the User Reference Group (URG) and subject matter experts (SME), ensuring that all risks are managed to So Far As Is Reasonably Practicable (SFAIRP).
  • Ensure key internal stakeholders and User Reference Groups (URG), and external stakeholders including local and State Government departments and other Rail Transport Operators, are consulted and engaged as part of the Management of Change process.
  • Develop and maintain a Management of Change program outlining key milestone events for the submission of Application for Variation to Accreditation and Notification of Change events in consultation with the Safety Environment & Risk Department (SER) and the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR).
  • Support the organisation at consultation forums with The Office of The National Safety Regulator (ONRSR) regarding the change management requirements for the introduction Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and Metro Tunnel Project (MTP) works integration into the MTM network.
  • Coordination submissions to MTM’s Risk Acceptance Working Group (RAWG) for residual risk handover.
  • Coordination and submissions to MTM’s Change Control Board (CCB) are required gate reviews.
  • Where required facilitate consultation workshops with key stakeholders that are aligned to the project scope.
  • Effectively manage and maintain change management documentation that will be subject to internal and external audit compliance inspections.
  • Ensure alignment of key stakeholders expectations and objectives.
  • Any other duties as specified by Manager

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering or similar
  • Experience in managing a diverse range of stakeholders groups.
  • Experience working in a complex project environment
  • Experience in developing and maintaining change management documentation and risk registers.
  • Experience in implementing complex systems into the rail network. 
  • Management experience in railway operations, maintenance or similar with a demonstrated understanding of how railway activities are integrated within an organisation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the MTM network, train operation procedures, train fleet, control systems, stations and customer services, infrastructure and associated systems of operation, signalling and safe working systems.



Why Work for Metro

  • Great Team Culture and Work/Life Balance
  • Competitive Salary & Employee Benefits
  • Collaborative & Supportive Team
  • Free Myki Travel



This is a fantastic and high-profile 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 have read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then please submit your application by COB Wednesday, 6th October.
Please note that shortlisting may commence prior to the closure date. 


For further information, please contact Rebecca Murray, Talent Acquisition Specialist.


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.