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Senior Engineer (Track)

Monash University - Clayton, VIC

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Senior Engineer (Track)

Job No.: 610138

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $100,118 - $110,512 pa HEW Level 08 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Internationally reputed division
  • Work with highly skilled engineers, scientists and technicians
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

The Opportunity

Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) at Monash University is a premier track and vehicle railway research centre in Australia. The institute has an established track record in solving railway related technical issues, and its solutions have been adopted by railway systems throughout the world. We have completed more than 500 projects both nationally and internationally.

We are currently looking to hire Senior Engineer to deliver a range of complex and highly technical activities related to railway track, underlying structures and their components, and plays a critical role in supporting the achievement of objectives and deployment of resources for the delivery of large research and consulting projects within IRT.

You will be technical representative to the project core team, off-site clients and relevant external clients. You will responsible for utilising your expert knowledge in monitoring and maintenance, inspection and design, developed through applied research and field experience.

As a successful candidate, you will lead, manage and provide technical guidance and analyses pertaining to the railway track, underlying structure, and components including the use of multi-body dynamic simulation (MBDS) tools or similar analytic tool outputs and established industry practice. This role also requires you to travel, conduct field work and work during night shifts.

Who is our ideal candidate?

Your creative ideas are our fuel! We are looking to hire a motivated, team player, confident and experienced individual who has an interest and experience in the railway sector.

To be successful for this role, you will have:
  • A postgraduate qualification or progress towards postgraduate qualifications in Engineering and extensive relevant experience (minimum of 5 years) in railway track design, construction and/or maintenance
  • A relevant experience in track and underlying structures together with related testing, monitoring, data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Proven project management skills with an ability to interact with various stakeholders
  • Flexibility to undertake travel, field work, night shift and emergency work to fulfil urgent customer requirements

Why work with us?

Your work will have a true impact in connecting communities, cities and businesses, and helping people to get where they need to be. It’s all about progress.

At Monash, we value employee’s contribution and diversity in workforce. We have a vibrant culture and supportive management team. We also offer a number of staff benefits including, salary packaging, staff development and learning, supporting parents with childcare centres and workshops and on campus sports facilities with a number of major sporting events. Please click here to read more about our staff benefits.

Next steps:

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply. Your application should include a resume and a cover letter describing your skills and capabilities aligned to the role requirements. For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “ How to apply for Monash Jobs ”. We are most interested in knowing what motivated you to apply and how this role fits your career objectives.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.


Mr Ravi Ravitharan, Director, Institute of Railway Technology, Ravi.Ravitharan@monash.edu , +61 03 9905 1986

Closing Date

Wednesday 17 February 2021, 11:55 pm AEDT

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