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Associate Director, Signalling & Systems Engineering

Network Rail Consulting - Melbourne, VIC

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  • Job title: Associate Director, Signalling & Systems Engineering
  • Band: Band 2
  • Contract type: Long term secondment
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia

About us

Network Rail Consulting (NRC) is the international consultancy arm of Network Rail.

Australia and the UK both face significant rail infrastructure challenges in terms of developing and modernising their networks and improving system safety, capacity, efficiency and reliability.

We first established an office in Sydney in 2013 to provide the full breadth of our multidisciplinary services and continue to support the delivery of major infrastructure projects in Australia.

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

We offer our people benefits such as:

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • The opportunity to work on career enhancing projects

About the role

In this role, you will undertake technical signalling assignments for clients as advised. Broadly, this will involve assisting in the technical oversight and review of signalling design and construction documentation across client projects, managing the design program, technical issues, standard waiver development, and type approval development for new products.

You will identify project risks and develop recommendations and strategies to mitigate risk. The ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders will be fundamental to your success.

Key Accountabilities

What will you be doing?

1. Lead client teams on the technical aspects of conventional signalling and CBTC throughout the project lifecycle.

2. Scope and examine the upgrading of existing signalling and control systems, advise on the integration between legacy and high-capacity signalling systems.

3. Give leadership and guidance to client and sub-contractors.

4. Provide knowledge and advice based on the experience of undertaking similar work on previous projects and assignments.

5. Achieve all the commercial objectives as agreed with the Regional Director for Australia.

6. Communicate to others an understanding of the overall project objectives, making sure that progress reports are provided in a timely manner and contain the relevant information as required.

7. Identify and manage the introduction of new systems on the network where applicable, including systems and safety approvals and monitoring so that processes and documentation exist for sustained network usage.

8. Develop safety and quality objectives, including appropriate validation and verification, testing and commissioning, staff development and competence management processes.

9. Manage all project development, engineering and commissioning activities so that they result in schemes that are affordable, and that meet requirements for time, cost and quality.

10. Carry out design reviews to ensure compliance with the technical specification. Manage design changes in a structured and auditable manner.

11. Identify the critical interfaces between systems and to the users of the system so that the complete scope of the change is identified.

12. Advise on project scope and requirements, technical specifications, system integration and assurance, installation, testing and commissioning and in-service support.

Job Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Successful experience of project engineering development and delivery within complex railway environments;
  • Experience of asset management, systems engineering and systems integration;
  • A sound knowledge of new signalling technologies including standards and equipment;
  • Relevant experience of railway engineering systems, equipment and implementation


  • University degree in Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Chartered Engineer and membership of professional institution;
  • Experience of large programmes and projects;
  • Experience of leading railway engineering design & development works;
  • Experience of working as the client’s representative managing
  • stakeholders;
  • Experience of speed advisory signalling system


The closing date for this vacancy is 9th April 2021. Your application will be reviewed by the hiring team soon after this date.

This is an exciting unique opportunity to join an established and rapidly growing global rail consultancy business. NRC offers a competitive salary package, 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.