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Occupations Coordinator

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 Project


We are currently seeing an Occupational Coordinator to play a key role in The Level Crossing Removal (MLXRT) Project team by providing effective support throughout various Occupations across the Alliances.

This newly created role is an excellent opportunity to be part of a large-scale project which will benefit train users, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers by improving safety, reducing congestion and enabling more frequent train services.



The Role


A key focus of this role is providing support to the Occupation Managers in coordinating occupations with timely, safe and efficient utilisation of all track occupations by working closely with all relevant stakeholders and striving for the best business optimisation of the Program Alliance & MTM.


This role will require you to be available for rail Occupations (where the rail network is shut down for construction activities to safely take place), Occupations can take place at night, weekends or, public holidays. 





  • Work with Alliance and MTM to secure occupation dates that meet both parties requirements
  • Work closely with other Occupation & Project Management team members to ensure all Occupations are tracked, published correctly and distributed effectively and meet the requirements to undertake planned works
  • Chair meetings with the Alliance to track progress and ensure all Works Readiness deliverables directly relating to the Occupation are achieved according to timelines
  • Work with Rail Safety Manager to ensure all associated safe working is requested and coordinated for each occupation
  • Manage access permits and coordinate the requirements for all required occupations, including where applicable, Overhead, Signals, Substation and Track personnel, as well as all other relevant compliance personnel
  • Provide advice and assistance to the project delivery teams for the development, review of delivery strategies and provide advice and guidance on the impact that occupations are likely to have on train operations




About You 


  • Previous experience working on construction or rail infrastructure projects
  • Experience in coordinating multiple teams with a high level of interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
  • Excellent oral and written communication & interpersonal skills
  • Time management and awareness of meeting deadlines and deliverable’s
  • Exceptionally organised and detail orientated


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 27th September 2021  


Please note that shortlisting may commence prior to the closure date.  


For further information, please contact Kate McGreavy, 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.