Lead Project Engineer TMS

Location: Sydney, Australia

Contract Types: Permanent, Long Term Assignment

Closing Date: 14 May 2021

Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits

Hours: 38hours per week

Lead Project Engineer TMS

About Network Rail Consulting

Network Rail Consulting (NRC) is an international rail consultancy, offering unrivaled 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 faced in the real world of operating railways.

Our work is driven forward by our values: passion, agility, collaboration, impartiality.

About the role:

NRC Australia has been awarded a contract by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) for the role of Systems Integrator for the Digital Systems Program (DSP) for Sydney, a core element of ‘More Trains, More Services’ to deliver major systems upgrades across the Sydney Trains network over the next decade.

The Digital Systems Program will replace existing signalling and train control systems with modern, internationally proven intelligent technology to enable more trains on track and therefore a higher frequency of reliable services for Sydney Trains’ customers. This role will play a key part within the Digital Systems Project.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the development, delivery and acceptance of the portfolio of ETCS L2 engineering systems for the program, leading the TMS workstream for ETCS L2 to ensure it is integrated with the remaining ETCS sub-systems (Trackside, DTRS, FTN, Onboard, ATO) and legacy infrastructure. You will lead the functional team to deliver system specifications, variations, design approval, interface specifications and acceptance of sub-systems enabling the efficient and effective delivery of operational safety and train service delivery for the client.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Lead the TMS works for the Digital Systems team by owning functional deliverables and interfaces that meet key project milestones and performance objectives.
  • Lead the technical guidance for the TMS systems and be responsible for the integration of the TMS works with the other sub-systems.
  • Lead the communication and liaison with the delivery team around TMS technical issues.
  • Lead the integration of information flows from Sydney Trains into TMS to ensure the system performs as required.
  • Provide expert advice and interpret the technical requirements for compliance with statute, system design, national and international standards and industry practice.
  • Lead the technical advice for planning the implementation of TMS control systems.
  • Provide technical expertise for the implementation of operational specifications, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all technical TMS deliverables are completed in accordance with the System Integrator program and at the required quality level.
  • Provide the planning and execution of support services to other teams, ensuring that specialist advice is provided.
  • Work with the wider TfNSW team and stakeholders to deliver an integrated solution that delivers on the client’s requirements.

What you will bring to the Role:


  • Substantial experience of working with TMS or an equivalent control system on railway signalling projects.
  • Strong background in engineering on signalling projects including leading an engineering team.
  • Experience of ETCS.
  • Experience of delivering rail projects to successful completion on time and within budget.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Attention to detail when listening to stakeholders (from many different disciplines) and capturing their thought processes.
  • Developed report writing ability.
  • Ability to prioritise work and deliver to tight deadlines under pressure.


  • Knowledge of one or more of the ETCS L2 sub-systems (Trackside, Onboard, ATO, FTN, DTRS) or equivalent sub-systems.
  • Working towards chartered or incorporated engineering status.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Experience during the development and entry into service phase of new rail infrastructure.
  • Knowledge/experience of working in the Australian rail industry.

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

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