Safety & Systems Assurance - Engineer/ Manager

Location: Sydney, Australia

Contract Types: Long Term Assignment

Closing Date: 30 March 2019

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package.

Hours: Full-time

Safety & Systems Assurance - Engineer/ Manager

Job Purpose

To assist in development capability and delivery of the operational and strategic transport activities of Network Rail Consulting, through state wide assignments.

Potential candidates must:

  • Be willing to accept new ways of working and be open to accepting new practices;
  • Have good communication skills;
  • Have the ability to embrace and understand different concepts and be able to identify the extent to which they would be applicable within a Network Rail context; and
  • Be able to work as part of a small team operating in a multi-functional environment.

Key Responsibilities


The role requires demonstrable credentials in the rail industry, ideally with a focus in the State of New South Wales, principally to develop and support rail business advisory services providing advice to clients with a focus on Safety and Systems Assurance.

This role will assist in winning work in this State through established and developed client contacts within the rail industry.

The Managing Consultant Safety and Systems Assurance will provide consultancy services for clients on safety management, safety audit programs, assess and report on the efforts and capability of clients' operating divisions to best meet their business needs and is responsible for the efficient and cost effective management of projects.

The duties of this position, include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • 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
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of rolling stock
  • Excellent technical report writing abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Project Management experience

Please note that any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references in relation to your compliance with Network Rail Consulting’s Anti-Bribery Policy and Anti-Bribery Management System. These references are a requirement of British Standard 10500:2011 which Network Rail Consulting adheres to.

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), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

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