Commissioning Manager Signalling

Last updated 14 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions.

We are responsible for strategy, planning, policy, regulation, funding allocation and other non-service delivery functions for all modes of transport in NSW including road, rail, ferry, light rail, point to point, regional air, cycling and walking.
We focus on improving the customer experience and contract public and private operators to deliver customer-focused transport services on our behalf.

We also lead the procurement of transport infrastructure and oversee delivery through project delivery offices and industry delivery partners.

About us

At Sydney Trains our vision is to keep Sydney moving by putting the customer at the centre of everything we do. We work at the heart of local communities and integrate cutting edge technology to deliver efficient rail services which exceed expectations and support a rapidly growing economy. Sydney Trains also operate the Rail Operations Centre and are responsible for the maintenance of assets including tracks, trains, signals, overhead wiring, stations and facilities. We conduct our operations in the community in compliance with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.

Engineering & Maintenance

The Engineering & Maintenance Directorate manages a $1.5 billion annual maintenance program on behalf of Sydney Trains and NSW Trains – delivering a safe, reliable passenger fleet and metropolitan rail network, to meet growing customer demand and keep Sydney moving.

The primary purpose of Major Works is to keep Sydney moving by undertaking extensive asset renewal projects for Sydney Trains as part of the TfNSW cluster.

The opportunity

Right now, we have an opportunity for a Commissioning Manager Signalling to deliver complex Signalling projects and oversee inspection and testing of other signalling projects in support of the annual works program.

What you will be involved in:

  • Delivering complex project plans, inspections and test plans, commissioning plans/ packages and ensure they are completed to time, cost and quality, technical and safety standards.
  • Overseeing all aspects of signalling construction projects from concept to completion
  • Liaising with Program Managers, Asset Owners, Interface Managers, Design Managers and 3rd party contractors on project specifications and schedule to establish a shared understanding of project scope, budget, success indicators, quality, environment, technical and safety standards.

About you

You are accredited in the Signal Engineer Field (ADI01) with demonstrated experience working as a Commissioning Engineer on major signalling projects. A knowledge and understanding of rail operations to enable the production and implementation of signalling interface management plans will see you thrive in the role.

Want to know more?

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Right now is an exciting time to join our team as we prepare to meet the needs of customers with a world-class rail system.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. At Sydney Trains, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

Salary and benefits

This is a Transport Senior Service role (TSSE Level 1A) offering an attractive remuneration package.

Sydney Trains offers its employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and work-life balance. Other benefits include:

  • Free travel on Government trains, buses and ferries
  • Flexible work practices

Need help?

For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here.

For any enquiries, please contact Yvonne Hughes on 0438 437 060

Close date: 11:59pm Tuesday 24th November 2020

For permanent positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For most Temporary jobs, you need a visa that gives you permission to work in Australia. Applicants will need to complete merit based selection activities and will be subject to satisfactory medical, drug & alcohol and criminal record checks as part of the selection process. To be considered for this role you must be 18 years of age. Please note that an eligibility list may be created for this position, and position(s) of the same classification that subsequently become vacant may be filled using this eligibility list (where the vacancy is within 60 minutes travelling time).

An opportunity exists for a Commissioning Manager Signalling to deliver complex Signalling projects and oversee inspection and testing of other signalling projects in support of the annual works program for Sydney Trains.