Safety & Assurance Lead

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Contract Types: Fixed Term

Closing Date: 29 September 2019

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package.

Hours: 38 hours per week

Safety & Assurance Lead

Our Mission

Network Rail Consulting is an international rail consultancy, offering unrivalled expertise in getting more out of legacy infrastructure, operating in a closely monitored market and continuously upgrading an active, heavily used rail system. What makes us different from other consultants is that we have genuine hands-on experience in solving the challenges you face in the real world of operating railways

Given our continuing success in winning new business we are expanding our Melbourne team and seeking to appoint a Safety and Assurance Lead. The opportunity will be available initially until October 2020 with scope to extend beyond that date.

Your role:

Provide Safety and Assurance support across the development and implementation of the Melbourne network development schemes and capacity improvement across Victoria to meet the long-term needs of Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), its users, funders and stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities (including but not limited to):

  • Engineering Systems Safety Management
  • Safety processes / SIL Determination / Safety Integrity
  • Safety Risk Management
  • RAMS
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Audit and Independent Safety Assessments
  • Undertaking qualitative and quantitative risk assessments
  • Safety Case Development
  • Writing and reviewing technical reports
  • Maintaining knowledge of industry trends, regulations and standards in area of specialism

What you will bring to the Role;


  • Degree qualified safety professional or equivalent demonstrable experience with 5 years in System Assurance
  • Experience of CENELEC Standards, EN50126, EN50128 and EN50129 and iESM, CSM or equivalent
  • Good communication skills to interface with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and implement safety assurance audit procedures and safety audit programs, producing safety and risk management reports
  • Ability to promptly investigate safety related issues and recommend the implementation of corrective actions
  • Develop databases capturing safety occurrences and safety audit reports
  • Conduct safety system assessments and compliance audits for clients
  • Ensure all safety activities are conducted in compliance with relevant administrative, financial and corporate governance requirements
  • Ability to develop and maintain systems of internal reporting that support a client's company financial performance modelling and data for safety and audit activities
  • Undertaking qualitative and quantitative risk assessments
  • Experience to include pre-construction and post contract construction stages
  • Embrace and pro-actively practice the company's core values and adhere to the company's code of conduct


  • Prior experience of working in the rail sector

This is an exciting unique opportunity to join an established and rapidly growing global rail consultancy business. NRC offers an international relocation service, competitive salary package, performance related pay, generous leave entitlement, access to further training and embraces flexible working.

Network Rail Consulting welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), or employment status.

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