Risk and Systems Safety Assurance Advisor

Metro Trains Melbourne

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Metro moves you around Melbourne.

As the city’s metropolitan rail service, Metro operates 226 six carriage trains across 998 kilometres of track, transporting 450,000 customers each day. We aim to encourage the Melbourne community’s vibrant and ever evolving lifestyles, by providing a seamless transport solution to keep individuals connected.

With 15 lines, 222 stations and services seven days a week, Metro can take you wherever you’re headed across the city, whenever you want to go.

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on 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.

About the role:

Due to continuous growth, we are currently looking for a dynamic Risk and System Safety Assurance Advisor to support our Franchise portfolio of worksin our Projects Division.

Reporting to the Risk and System Safety Assurance Manager, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of the Franchise risk and safety assurance strategies, processes, programs relating to the North East Link Project (NELP), and other Signals and Power Projects within the Franchise Projects Division.

In this role you will assist with safety assurance deliverables from delivery partners of the NELP and ensure they comply with MTM business requirements. This role will also include continuously identifying and minimising all forms of risk to reduce MTM’s safety risk exposure and provide assurance to the Franchise Director and SERQ Manager.

This is a full-time permanent opportunity, primarily based between MTM’s head office in Docklands as well as flexible working options. As an MTM employee, you will have access to free travel along the network.


The key responsibilities of a Risk and System Safety Assurance Advisor will include but not be limited to:

  • Develop, implement and manage the Risk and Safety Assurance program for franchisee project
  • Manage MTM’s risk and safety assurance requirements as per the Projects Assurance Framework (PAF)
  • Develop project Risk and Safety Assurance Plans and Reports as required and participate and facilitate risk workshops and generate risk registers and reports, as required, for all facets of risk
  • Develop and maintain safety risk registers covering all facets of risk; including, safety, financial, operational, commercial, environmental, design and construction, etc as required by the PAF
  • Conduct or participate in system safety analyses such as PHA, SHA, OSHA, using techniques such as SWIFT, FMEA or HAZOP.
  • Champion the MTM risk management process within the MTM Projects Division
  • Liaise with relevant MTM peers, stakeholders, RTO’s, regulators and third parties.
  • Pro-actively ensure project staff and contractors have a working knowledge of the MTM Risk Management and System Safety Assurance processes; including, a sound understanding of the requirements and outputs during the project life cycle.
  • Production of safety documentation in line with MTM’s system safety assurance requirements and criteria
  • Conduct MTM related Hazard Identification and Analyses
  • Facilitation or attendance at relevant Projects and risk-related meetings including formal written reports and verbal presentations

About You:

The successful candidate will have a Tertiary qualification in Systems Engineering, Risk Management, other Engineering disciplines or equivalent and:

  • Knowledge of ISO31000, EN50126 and AS/NZS 15288
  • Demonstrated experience at Senior Management level in a construction environment desirable
  • Experience in risk management, ideally in construction or engineering desirable
  • Ability to motivate and communicate effectively with all personnel throughout the organisation
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and consultation expertise
  • Strong report writing, analytical ability and critical thinking

Why work for Metro?

  • Attractive Remuneration: Excellent pay package with laptop and mobile phone
  • 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 and has a Hybrid Working model.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

If what you have read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then please submit your application by COB, 12th February 2023.

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

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