Senior Project Engineer - Control Systems (IT OT)

Metro Trains Melbourne

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) is a multi-award winning organisation and we pride ourselves on our team of high performing talented professionals who are safety and delivery focused, and are at the core of our success.

You will be joining an organisation that is known for being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance feel comfortable to bring their best to work, and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world class railway service.

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing and delivering projects that improve the safety and reliability of Melbourne’s rail network. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We are currently looking for a Senior Project Engineer support the ICT/OCS team within Melbourne Airport Rail - Sunshine Systems Alliance (SSA) Project team in Metro Trains is responsible for delivering the control system technology role out to support trains to the Airport by 2029.

This Role is responsible for overseeing new installations and modifications to Operational (OCMS) systems and their interface into both conventional and Computer Based Train Control - CBTC Systems across MTM, V/Line and ARTC.

This role will support the delivery of what will be one of the most iconic projects in Melbourne, the highly anticipated Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR) Project!

This is a unique and exciting role as you will support various projects and gain exposure to multi-disciplinary teams this will enable you to further your experience and develop a long-term career with Metro.

This role will work between the CBD offices and our new offices in Sunshine

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Leading the successful handover to operations of the Train Control, SCADA, Communications and other platforms being delivered by MAR SSA – these systems impacted by SSA include 3 ARO’s of MTM, V/Line and ARTC
  • Engaging with the relevant SMEs to ensure specifications, scopes of work and for Operational Technologies are sufficiently detailed and capture requirements of interfacing sub-systems and system providers (UGL, Siemens, Hitachi, HCMT, Nokia Siemens)
  • Producing, implementing and ensuring standardised systems, tools and processes are implemented to manage scope and risk of bringing these assets into service during the life of the SSA project
  • Coordinate with suppliers and internal (MTM, V/Line and ARTC) inter-teams to support delivery that is aligned with the SSA PS&TR and Staging strategy.
  • Working with design team to ensure technical inputs and design integration with other disciplines are in line with the project Scope and Technical requirements (PS&TR) ensuring that a current drawing register is maintained, and that the documentation is issued to all the relevant parties
  • Assisting the Project Manager with the preparation of scope documentation for specific activities/works and progress the engagement of the contractor/supplier, including tendering, evaluation and contract awarded.
  • Build strong internal and external stakeholder management through positive, proactive and professional communication to keep key stakeholders informed.

About You

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent in a Computing or Engineering Discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical)
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years’ experience in multi-disciplinary engineering projects including all aspects of the project life cycle including - design, procurement, installation/developing, commissioning and handover.
  • Experience in Operational Technology(OT)/ Control Systems/ Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems/ Production and operations information systems or equivalent
  • Experience in CBTC, Train Control/ATS, Radio Communications and Surveillance & CCTV would be highly regarded.
  • Experience working in alliance format delivery preferred
  • Ability to schedule work priorities to ensure deadlines are strictly adhered to whilst managing complex situations, having solid problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally & written will all levels of stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to write reports and manage time effectively.

This is a fantastic and dynamic opportunity to build on the career you have developed to date and be part of the legacy that ‘connects people and places for a growing Melbourne’.

If what you have read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then please submit your application by Sunday 11th December 2022.

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment and current Victorian driver’s license is required for this position.

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note that only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.

Why work for Metro?

  • Attractive Remuneration: Excellent pay and corporate partner benefits / discounts
  • Career Progression: Career development support and opportunities to learn new skills within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Vibrant and Ambitious Team: A collaborative team of passionate people who are dedicated to delivering projects that improve the safety and reliability of Melbourne’s rail network
  • Permanent Opportunity: Our ongoing involvement in the exciting pipeline of major rail projects
  • Benefits: Free Myki travel across Victoria and other great corporate discounts
  • Work-Life Balance and Hybrid Working: We encourage flexibility and wellbeing; you will manage your own schedule and we will support you to thrive in your role. MTM supports flexible working arrangements.
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