Protection Officer (Rail Infrastructure Worker Level 3)

Last updated 9 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Location: Gracemere


  • Attractive Remuneration

Aurizon is committed to a diverse workforce and we encourage female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

About the role:

  • Manage the rail safety component of a worksite
  • Assess the task for the appropriate type of protection for the works being performed
  • Implement appropriate type of protection when there is potential to intrude into the danger zone
  • Assess the risk associated with the rail component of the activity
  • Assess the safety requirements to manage rail traffic through or into a worksite
  • Provide worksite protection details for the Pre-Start Briefing
  • Hand over worksite protection information to the relieving Protection Officer
  • Maintain effective communication with all stakeholders
  • Ensure workers and equipment are clear of the danger zone prior to suspending/releasing any type of protection
  • Confirm the infrastructure is fit for service or fit for service within operating restrictions
  • Facilitate and contribute achievement of safety and environmental performance targets
  • Undertake track protection for internal and external maintenance or construction activities within the Network CQCN
  • Dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Overtime available
  • Variable Roster formats

About you:

  • Protection Officer Level 2 Track Occupancy Authority Qualification
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Perform and demonstrate safe work behaviours with a high level of excellence
  • Ability to deliver jobs in a timely and safe manner
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel as required
  • Hold a current manual drivers’ licence to drive a Worksite Protection Vehicle
  • Apply conceptual and analytical skills to meet the agreed performance and customer service standards
  • High level of skill in problem analysis and the implementation of solutions to achieve objectives
  • High level of interpersonal, written and communication, consultation and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated coaching experience and skills

What we can offer you:

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees to reach their full potential. With a National portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with long term and exciting career opportunities. Some of our benefits include:

  • Development and growth opportunities
  • Access to female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring programs
  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles and retail brands
  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster
  • As an endorsed WORK180 employer, you can view of policies and benefits here

At Aurizon we believe in connection

It is our ability to connect that strengthens communities, industries and builds economies. It helps to embrace diversity in our workplace and that is the experience we want for everyone. We are building a culture where everyone is seen, heard and valued, because of their diversity. We value inclusion throughout the whole company and encourage you to apply.

About Aurizon

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 50 ASX company. Each year, we transport more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets.

We strive for a diverse, collaborative, creative and a high-performance culture that celebrates the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic work environment.

To learn about us and our company values visit

For more information on this position call Ally Mead on 02 4014 2746 and quote job number #54644