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Governance and Assurance Manager

Date: 17-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, 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.

We are currently looking for a Governance and Assurance Manager to work within MTM Metro Tunnel Project portfolio to ensure MTM-MTP is capable of demonstrating assurance for the end-to-end corridor; resulting from the MTP reset in 2021.


The Governance and Assurance Manager​​​​​​​ is responsible for managing the MTP’s Level 2 assurance approach, that ensures compliance with MTM’s safety, risk and governance processes and that delivers appropriate independent assurance to MTM’s Change Control Board.


You will report to the Risk and System Assurance Lead Metro Tunnels Project and have a small team of two direct reports.


This is a permanent full-time opportunityAs an MTM employee, you will have access to free travel along the network. 


 Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Lead specific elements of the MTP Governance Process, including compliance against the MTP Project Management Plan, MTP Assurance Roadmap & Principles, MTM Sunshine to Dandenong Rail Line Integrated Assurance & Governance Strategy, MTM Safety & Environmental Risk Management Standard, Project Assurance Framework, Integrated Risk Management procedure, and MTM’s Safety Management System.
  • Manage the coordination of Level 2 assurance processes across relevant MTP assurance functions - including the Systems Engineering and Integration, Engineering Design Review, SERQ and readiness workstreams – to provide targeted reviews that identify residual risks for transfer to MTM from the commencement of operations.
  • Maintain and amend the MTM Sunshine to Dandenong Rail Line Integrated Assurance & Governance Strategy to reflect current assurance governance arrangements and agreements with MTM and Rail Projects Victoria stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership and management to a team of specialist Risk and Assurance Advisors
  • Identify opportunities to improve Level 2 assurance processes across the MTP and review the program Level 2 Emerging Residual Risk and Assurance & Accreditation registers.


 About You


  • The successful candidate will have a Tertiary qualification or significant relevant experience in designing/implementing/coordinating assurance and/or governance management processes in a technical or regulated operating environment, such as Rail/ Manufacturing/ Aerospace/ Construction/ Mining/ Automotive/ Oil & Gas/ Utilities/ Chemicals/ Defence
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge in the area of assurance, accreditation/regulatory processes, and/or rail safety or experience of System Safety Assurance processes in a construction or engineering setting would be advantageous
  • Previous experience managing a small team or looking to step up into a leadership role
  • Ability to read and interpret technical and non-technical documentation including contractual requirements including to legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Possess organising, analytical, evaluative and decision-making skills
  • Ability to motivate and communicate effectively with all personnel throughout the organisation
  • Strong stakeholder management experience to work collaboratively and build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure a focus on safety
  • 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 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’ve read resonates with your values, experience, and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!


Please submit your application via our recruitment portal by Sunday 3rd July 2022 to be considered for this position.


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.