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Signalling Assurance Lead

Date: 11-Nov-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 Position

Join a collaborative team with vast experience across Melbourne’s rail network, undertaking support functions within the Engineering – Signals division as our Lead Signal Assurance Engineer

Your role will involve leading a small team focused on the support of upholding and promoting MTM internal quality procedures for both internal and external project works.  Work within OCE and report to the MTM Signalling Assurance Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review of signalling arrangement plans (SAP) to ensure the application of MTM operational requirements and quality processes while monitoring the sequence and engineering calculations.
  • Assurance of signal testing and commissioning system integration including undertaking witness testing and audit of document control, engineering change notices, design practice & waivers.
  • Supporting project completions conducting assurance activities to satisfy MTM quality processes.
  • Leading the MTM signal sighting activities; facilitating meetings, workshops and site visits alongside INX investigations and solutions. 
  • Leading investigations as part of the SPAD investigations group.
  • Conduct audits of signalling design and testing processes, including review of pre & post testing and commissioning plans and undertaking witness testing.
  • Maintain collaborate relationships with all internal and external stakeholders associated with MTM.

Demonstrated Experience

  • Experience leading small teams.
  • Demonstrated signal design production, checking and verification at the principles level.
  • Proven experience as Tester in Charge on large scale projects,  providing technical engineering services in railway signalling, system design, review, and other similar services
  • Experience in CBTC systems (desirable)
  • Proven ability to analyse data and to write and present reports.
  • Demonstrated understanding of signalling delivery requirements and processes.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering or equivalent (e.g. MIRSE) – Signalling & Assurance 
  • Principle Signal Designer. - Willingness to obtain within 12 months, MTM Statement of Competency



  • Offered salary package based on experience up to $175,000 iInclusive of superannuation.
  • Yearly Myki pass, accessing free Public Transport in Victoria
  • Metro supports work/life balance with opportunities to work from home as agreed per manager aligned with achieving positive outcomes to reflect MTM's flexible work policy



  • Applications welcome with a flexible start in early 2022 - Shortlisting will commence before closing
  • All successful applications are required to undergo a Rail Safety competency & Medical Assessment prior to starting in the position

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date 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!


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.