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Occupations Manager

Date: 11-Sep-2021

Location: Pakenham, 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, delivery partner of the North Western Program Alliance is currently seeking a Occupations Manager to join the team supporting the delivery of a large-scale infrastructure project in the outer South Eastern Suburbs (Pakenham Region) as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project. These projects benefit train users, pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and the wider community by improving safety, reducing road congestion, and enabling more frequent train services.


About the Role:


Plays a key role in the successful planning & delivery of a project, the Occupations Manager takes responsibility for ensuring that MTM’s standards, policies and procedures relating to rail access are adhered to, whilst ensuring the safe management of all people visiting or traversing the Rail Corridor, including the general public and equipment whilst working. A key focus area is overall management and leading a team in the implementation of the Occupation Management process; ensuring timely booking, safe and efficient utilisation of all track occupations by working closely with all relevant stakeholders and striving for best for business optimisation of the Program Alliance and MTM.


This is a existing full time position and will be primarily based on project in the outer South Eastern Suburbs. Your role will require you to be available for rail Occupations (where the rail network is shut down for construction activities to safely take place), Occupations can take place at night, weekends or, public holidays.



Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Implementing the Occupation management process, ensuring timely booking, safe and efficient utilisation of all track occupations by working closely with all relevant stakeholders and striving for best for business optimisation of the project and MTM. 
  • Lead, manage and develop a high performing team of Occupation Coordinators to work across all (or some) elements of Occupation management responsibilities
  • Work with each project to secure non-base lined occupations ensuring compliance with Works Readiness and OCEG processes are adhered to.
  • Chair occupation coordination forums including weekly workgroup reviews, site walks, Vis board reviews, lessons learnt and alike.
  • Ensure all accepted Occupation Applications are ‘Requested’ accurately and in a timely manner using the MTM Access and Resource Management System (ARMS).
  • Work with Rail Safety Manager to ensure all associated safe-working is requested and coordinated for each occupation.
  • Ensure all Works Readiness deliverables directly relating to the Occupation are achieved according to timelines.
  • Manage access permits and coordinate the requirements for all required occupations, including where applicable, Overhead, Signalling, Substation and Track personnel, as well as all other relevant compliance personnel.
  • Produce occupation coordination documents i.e., Occupation Works Guide, workgroup site plan, occupation schedule and shift plans using MS software and alike.
  • Advise and assist project delivery teams for the development, review of delivery strategies and provide advice and guidance on the impact that occupations are likely to have on train operations.
  • Interface & coordinate the involvement of all works, inclusive of other MTM or Third-Party Works in project meetings, workshops and the like.
  • Drive continuous improvement within the occupation management process across the business with a focus on optimisation of the network and streamline standardised processes.
  • Be the escalation point for all matters relating to Occupation management on behalf of the project/alliance
  • Negotiate with stakeholders



About You


  • Tertiary Qualification or Diploma in Business Management, Project Management, Engineering or equivalent
  • Highly effective negotiation and influencing skills to obtain key outcomes through strong stakeholder management with complex stakeholders
  • Experience managing and leading small to medium teams,
  • Experience on rail based construction or other project or construction work would be desirable
  • Experience in contemporary project management methodologies
  • Ability to identify and analyse risks, and make corrective actions
  • Ability to collect, analyse and present workplace data and information
  • Strong safety focus and a willingness to promote a safe working culture. 
  • Strong time management and adherence to meeting deadlines and deliverables.



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


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!


If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you! Applications close Sunday 26th of September 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.