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Power Modelling Specialist

Date: 19-Feb-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.


Metro currently have a rare opportunity for a Power Modelling Specialist to join our Network Integration team. This role uses complex simulation models of the Traction Power System to identify future asset requirements, enabling Metro Trains to meet operational demands.   You will be joining a high-performing, award-winning team who support each other to achieve required outcomes.


Your responsibilities will include;


  • modelling the traction power system for the Melbourne Metropolitan Railway
  • Assessing power requirements of Greenfield timetables, new project proposals and introduction of new or enhanced Rolling Stock
  • Consult on Rolling Stock and fixed Infrastructure long term investment strategies
  • Undertake Traction Power system modelling and studies to support project development
  • Provide advice to asset planners on substation power requirements, resultant renewal options and new technology
  • Communicate findings from simulation modelling through verbal and written communication (concise report writing) with various stakeholders
  • Adherence to all legislative and regulatory requirements and all policies and procedures
  • Attend site meetings as required


In order to be successful, it would be desirable for you to possess:


  • Tertiary qualifications in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Membership of Engineers Australia is desirable
  • Substation Competent Person and Safeworking qualifications or able to readily obtain such qualification
  • Experience in maintenance management and maintenance planning
  • Experience in Electrical Network Asset Management
  • Experience and knowledge of Project Management and costing
  • Ability to evaluate and direct complex situations and tasks
  • In-depth expertise on electrical network concepts and principles of Asset Management
  • Application of Electrical Engineering principles to models of Traction Power System
  • Application of rolling stock electrical motor principles to ascertain Traction Power System demand
  • Ability to identify long-term deficiencies within the Traction Power System and propose sustainable solutions


Part time and flexible working arrangements would be considered.


Applications close 12 March 2021


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.