Rail Safety Coordinator

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.

The Franchise Projects portfolio includes all projects delivered by Metro Trains on behalf of the Department of Transport (Formerly PTV). It includes Third Party Projects accessing our network to conduct their own works examples of these are: The Westgate Tunnel Project, North-East Link and major Utilities like Zinfra power.

The Rail Safety Coordinator is responsible for providing Franchise Project team members with effective guidance and supervision on Rail Safety and Track Protection matters. The role forges a close working relationship with all other members of the SERQ, Occupation/Access and Project Management teams and to meet Franchise Project’s portfolio objectives.

As the Rail Safety Coordinator, you will advise on rail safety legislation and regulations, common practices, Book of Rules and Procedures within the delivery of Franchise Projects.

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. This role presents the successful person with an opportunity to progress on a pathway to Rail Safety Manager roles.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Completion of Protection Diagrams for the Franchise Projects related works
  • Review all Franchise Projects occupations submitted in ARMs relevant to role against MTM requirements, and manage occupation workflow accordingly
  • Identify clashes and improvements to ARMs bookings for Franchise Projects and provide feedback to relevant parties
  • Work Closely with Franchise Projects Access/ Occupations Coordinator(s) to ensure Franchise Projects occupations are booked and meet MTM work readiness requirements
  • Attend and actively participate in occupation planning meetings for various Franchise Projects as required
  • Assist with forecast planning, provide a weekly report that includes reference to known future occupations and resource requirements
  • Assist with PTDT / NAE and HV permits for Franchise Projects
  • Provide Rail Safety / Rail Safeworking / track protection guidance and advice to Franchise Projects team members and external parties.
  • Provide clarification and interpretation on safe working rules
  • Planning/conducting/certifying a Rail Safety Worksite Hazard Assessments to determine the appropriate protection requirements for Franchise Project worksites
  • Ensure work in the rail corridor is compliant with the RTO Rail Safety / OHS related procedures
  • Undertake site walks with Work Group Supervisors, Project Managers, sub-contractors and visitors
  • Review infield allocation of TFPC’s to ensure efficiencies when required by Project Manager
  • Assist with the monitoring of fatigue management
  • Assist with the implementation of onsite Drug and Alcohol testing
  • Assist in the investigation of Rail Safety incidents and implementation of actions
  • Assist with developing and delivering Rail Safety/OHS toolboxes and alerts
  • Conduct Rail Safety Compliance Inspections
  • Contribute to the development of the occupation works guide

About You

  • Demonstrated experience in management of Rail Safety and/or maintenance of Rail Infrastructure on Rail based projects
  • Track Force Protection Coordinator (TFPC) 3.2 safe working (or above)
  • Demonstrated experience in MTM – RIW (Rail Industry Worker) associated roles
  • Basic Construction Industry OSH Conduction (White card)
  • Minimum of 2-3 Years’ experience in Rail
  • Completion of 2 Rail medium to large projects (across any network) is desirable
  • Achieved or willing to study for and achieve Cert IV in Occupational Health and Safety or above
  • Achieved or willing to obtain ICAM certification
  • Achieved or willing to study for and achieve lead auditor certification
  • Available to work weekends and nights

Why work for Metro?

  • Attractive Remuneration: Excellent pay package with laptop & 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
  • Work-Life Balance: While this role will be predominantly working on site, we do encourage flexibility and wellbeing.

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience, and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!

Please submit your application by COB 2nd April 2023.

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

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