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Project Manager

Date: 20-Jan-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 Project Development team work in the development of projects as the first step in the project lifecycle. Through engagement with internal and external stakeholders the team seeks to determine requirements for and understand impacts of projects within or interfacing with the Metropolitan Rail Network The projects are generally split into three portfolios for the following main clients;

  • Rail Projects Victoria
  • Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Department of Transport


Reporting to a Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager (Department of Transport portfolio) will contribute to the successful management of projects during the development phase, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope and within budget. This role is a 12 month fixed term contract.


  • Effective project management of development projects, ensuring they are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Proactively identifying and providing considered advice and recommendations to senior management on issues arising from and impacting the project and network, including the identification and mitigation of project risks
  • Ensure projects are developed to best practice, contract and asset management standards, in compliance with relevant approvals and to the satisfaction of the key stakeholders
  • Determining requirements for and understanding impacts of projects in/interfacing with the rail corridor
  • Managing the interface with internal and external stakeholders (including facilitating workshops) on critical issues affecting the project
  • Engaging and successfully managing consultants to assist during the design development
  • Ensuring deliverables are completed in accordance with the Franchise Agreement – Train 
  • Prepare documents, reports and project plans as necessary for the management of the assigned projects
  • Monthly project reporting, including forecasting and invoicing
  • Undertake project handovers to the delivery team once funding becomes available for the project

About you


You will ideally hold tertiary qualifications in engineering or other relevant disciples suited to a Project Management role. A minimum of 5 years’ experience with  the management of projects is desirable. Additionally, a basic or greater understanding of the complexities of the railway industry and systems engineering is preferred.

Your technical knowledge will be complemented with an ability to communicate clearly in both reports and in meetings. As this position continually liaises with multiple groups, your ability to harbour strong relationships with these groups will attribute to your success.








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.