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Engineering Manager - Melbourne Airport Rail

Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Melbourne, 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 leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. We are passionate about promoting work/life balance so our people 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.


We are currently looking for a dynamic Engineering Manager to join our team supporting the Melbourne Airport Rail Project.

The Engineering Manager is accountable for leading a multi-discipline engineering team providing technical advisory and assurance services to the project on behalf of MTM. This is a senior leadership role within the business, with dual reporting lines to the Deputy Chief Engineer and the MTM Project Director.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide customer centric advice and guidance for that is technically sound, adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to issue resolution and is aligned to Metro’s role and obligations.
  • Challenge the status quo and explore innovative solutions whilst ensuring outcomes do not compromise Metro’s ability to safely operate and maintain the network in line with Safety System standards or meet contractual performance standards in the MR4 franchise agreement. 
  • Accountable for constructive engagement of central engineering teams to ensure relevant subject matter expertise is incorporated into portfolio engineering solutions and Heads of Engineering support outcomes for complex issues.
  • Utilise the RAMS framework to ensure Clients (DoT and Project Authorities) understand engineering solution impacts on network assets and make well informed decisions on solution alternatives.
  • Lead a high performing Portfolio Engineering team by coaching and developing key skills and experience


About You

  • You will be a professional engineer with an extensive background in successfully operating or delivering within brownfield rail context within a complex stakeholder environment
  • You will be able to provide high quality advisory services which support delivery of safety assured outcomes to ensure our obligations under rail safety national law are upheld
  • You will be articulate, have a customer centric mindset and will be equally comfortable debating matters with subject matter experts in the field as you will the executive or client side teams
  • You will build and/or lead a team of multi-disciplinary engineering professionals to support both the development and delivery phase of emerging MTM program of works in support of the State Government’s Big Build Agenda.


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 27th May 2022. We will NOT be accepting any agency submissions during this time.

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.