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Project Engineer - OCS

Date: 19-Jun-2022

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 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.

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) are currently seeking  a Project Engineer experienced in OCS & Building Services to support current and future projects as part of the Western Program Alliance (WPA).


As the OCS & Building Services Project Engineer you will contribute and support the OCS Manager by undertaking specific elements or work packages in the area of managing and supervising site activities including the construction, test and integration of OCS/ICT/VicTrack/Building Services systems and infrastructure.


Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Prepare and manage the project quality documentation for each work package including Construction Execution Plans, Inspection Test Plans, Asset data collection(EACR’s), Redlines & As-Built Drawings
  • Prepare work pack documentation for specific activities/works and facilitate the on- boarding of sub-contractors
  • Accountable for all OH&S for specific activities/works, and ensuring works are undertaken as per the requirements of the WPA - Health and Safety Management Plan, including managing sub-contractor competencies and safety documentation SWM’s, JSEA’s
  • Discharge all responsibilities in a manner that ensures that the safety of the operating system is not compromised during the life of the project, and safety of contractors and Metro employees is at the forefront of all project related activities
  • Assist in the detailed planning for specific project activities, as assigned by the Project Manager
  • Manage individual packages of work on the project, as assigned by the Project Manager, through the complete project life cycle
  • Assist the Project Manager to manage the administration and control of Contract Instructions, ensuring that any change of scope, direction to proceed, site instruction etc is given to the Contractor(s) in writing and correctly documented
  • Assist the Project Manager to review and manage the sub-contractor monthly claims and reporting
  • 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 Request For Information process ensuring that there is the appropriate technical input (from others) to the query and that there is a timely response
  • 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


Skills and Experience


  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering or equivalent preferred or A-grade Electrician holding current Open Registration
  • Ability to hold a security advisor license to carry out project activities.
  • 3 – 4  years project experience of OCS, VicTrack and Electrical /Building Services projects, managing sub-contractors and suppliers working within a rail environment, following rail procedures and processes
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with an understanding of the importance of balancing stakeholder expectations and needs with the necessity of meeting project requirements.
  • Ability to schedule work priorities to ensure deadlines are strictly adhered to with the ability to negotiate outcomes whilst working autonomously.


Why work for Metro?


  • Our ongoing involvement in the exciting pipeline of major rail projects
  • Career development support and opportunities to learn new skills within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • A collaborative team of passionate people who are dedicated to delivering projects that improve the safety and reliability of Melbourne’s rail network
  • Free MYKI Travel across Melbourne


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 have read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then please submit your application by Sunday 3rd of July, 2022


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.