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Rail Safety 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 seeking a Rail Safety Coordinator to play a key role in The Level Crossing Removal (MLXRT) Project team by facilitating continuous improvement in rail safety management throughout various projects 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


You will provide support to the Rail Safety Manager to ensure compliance to MTM’s Safety Management Systems, managing Rail Safety practices and implementation of the Rail Safety Plans, and Alliance / MTM policies and procedures.





  • Through the conduct of onsite activities and targeted reporting, ensure that rail safety risks associated with Project Works are managed
  • Provision of advice on all matters relating to rail safety management and investigating project incidents
  • Investigate project incidents
  • Ensure all written communication and reports are to a standard acceptable for court evidence
  • Review and endorse project safe working arrangements
  • Facilitate continuous improvement and innovation of Rail Safety practices/management
  • Understand and actively work to achieve KPI's regarding Safety
  • Identify, commission and develop a methodology to comply with rail safety operations
  • Recognise opportunities to increase efficiency, simplicity and revenue while meeting company and external obligations
  • Conduct regular rail safety compliance inspections and high-risk audits in line with the scope of works utilising appropriate systems and procedure tools
  • Oversee investigations conducted across the Project and produce relevant reports
  • Document management, including recording, monitoring & archiving and producing routine written communications
  • Any other duties as specified by your manager



About You 


  • Qualified as a Level 3.3 Track Force Protection Co-ordinator and/or, the Automatic Block Signalling System of Safe working
  • Permit to Work Near Recipient
  • Lead auditor experience
  • ICAM Lead Investigator qualified
  • Experience in the implementation of rail safety management systems within the rail construction environment
  • Knowledge of the PTC 1994 Book of Rules and Operating Procedures, as it applies to the MTM Network
  • Ability to collect, analyse and present workplace data and information
  • Talent to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff (verbal and written).
  • Competence to identify and analyse risks, and take corrective actions
  • Highly organised and resourceful
  • Excellent time management and attention to detail to deliver a high standard of work



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.