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Risk & Systems Safety Assurance Advisor

Date: 15-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.


We are currently looking for a Risk and System Safety Assurance Advisor to work within Metro’s Project Division in our Franchise space. The Risk and System Safety Assurance Advisor is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the franchisee risk and safety assurance strategies, processes, programs for all franchisee projects. This will include continuously identifying and minimising all forms of risk to reduce MTM’s safety risk exposure and provide assurance to the Franchisee Director and SERQ Manager.  This is a permanent full-time opportunity. As an MTM employee, you will have access to free travel along the network. 



Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Develop, implement and manage the Risk and Safety Assurance program for franchisee projects
  • Manage MTM’s risk and safety assurance requirements as per the Projects Assurance Framework (PAF)
  • Develop project Risk and Safety Assurance Plans and Reports as required and participate and facilitate risk workshops and generate risk registers and reports, as required, for all facets of risk
  • Develop and maintain safety risk registers covering all facets of risk; including, safety, financial, operational, commercial, environmental, design and construction, etc as required by the PAF
  • Conduct or participate in system safety analyses such as PHA, SHA, OSHA, using techniques such as SWIFT, FMEA or HAZOP.
  • Develop, maintain or review validation and verification processes for all safety related items as per the System Safety Assurance procedure.
  • Assist the Risk and Assurance Manager to generate safety arguments throughout the project lifecycle
  • Manage MTM identified items in the project’s Hazard Logs and Safety Risk Register
  • Interface with project Independent Safety Assessors (ISA) as required and pro-actively ensure project staff and contractors have an awareness of safety assurance management through education programs
  • Ensure project staff and contractors comply with all legal obligations and Metro processes
  • Promote a system safety culture to effectively implement systems assurance management
  • Liaise with relevant MTM peers, stakeholders, RTO’s and regulators
  • Liaise regularly with relevant peers, such as Human Factors, Engineering and Design, Operations and Infrastructure.
  • Pro-actively ensure project staff and contractors have a working knowledge of the MTM Risk Management and System Safety Assurance processes; including, a sound understanding of the requirements and outputs during the project life cycle.
  • Ensure emerging risks and changes in ongoing risks are brought to the attention of the Risk and Assurance Manager.
  • Write formal written reports relating to risk assessments or system safety assurance, when required.
  • Develop and facilitate presentations relating to Risk Management and System Safety Assurance, when required.
  • Provide assurance to Franchisee Director and Franchisee SERQ Manager



About You


The successful candidate will have a Tertiary qualification in Systems Engineering, Risk Management, other Engineering disciplines or equivalent and:

  • Knowledge of ISO31000, EN50126 and AS/NZS 15288
  • Demonstrated experience at Senior Management level in a construction environment desirable
  • Experience in risk management, ideally in construction or engineering desirable
  • Ability to motivate and communicate effectively with all personnel throughout the organisation  
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and consultation expertise
  • Strong report writing, analytical ability and critical thinking


Why work for Metro?

  • Attractive Remuneration: Excellent pay package with laptop and mobile phone
  • Career Progression: Career development support and opportunities to learn new skills within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Vibrant and Ambitious Team: A collaborative team of passionate people who are dedicated to delivering projects that improve the safety and reliability of Melbourne’s rail network
  • Permanent Opportunity: Our ongoing involvement in the exciting pipeline of major rail projects
  • Benefits: Free Myki travel across Victoria and other great corporate discounts
  • Work-Life Balance and Hybrid Working: We encourage flexibility and wellbeing; you will manage your own schedule and we will support you to thrive in your role. MTM supports flexible working arrangements.




This is a fantastic opportunity to build on your current career and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters. If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!


If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you! Applications close Sunday 3rd July, 2021.


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.