Technical Director - Operational Readiness

Country/Region:  AU
Field:  Engineering

Brisbane, AU

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 years
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The SYSTRA Scott Lister Group provides comprehensive consultancy services to a variety of industry verticals including; Rail Transport and Defence sectors. As part of SYSTRA's global footprint, we help clients deliver complex engineering projects that require our consulting services & subject matter expertise. We have multiple office locations throughout Australia and provide our workforce with ongoing personal career growth, learning and development to achieve job satisfaction and a long tenure.


Reporting to the Operations Manager - QLD; The Technical Director - Operational Readiness will be responsible for the implementation of respective processes, controls and resources to win and deliver work in line with expected safety, quality and value for clients and SYSTRA Scott Lister. The Technical Director will provide subject expertise and specialist domain knowledge relevant to digital train control systems. The role will provide expert input relating to the introduction of systems such as ETCS to existing suburban rail networks. The opportunity will see you work within a collaborative environment in which to contribute your expertise and in a business that will invest in your ongoing career development.


The role:


  • Work as the discipline lead, providing technical leadership advice to clients and internal stakeholders across a range of complex rail digital systems projects.
  • Interface with clients, setting & managing expectations to maintain satisfactory levels of performance and delivery.
  • Support business changes to Rail Operator’s operating & maintenance processes/systems as a result of introducing ETCS, ATO, CBTC and/or TMS technologies.
  • Identify and update operations systems, processes & standards, procedures, rules & activies impacted by transitioning to digital train control systems.
  • Ensure benefits are maximised through development process, performing change impact assessments, risk analysis & treatment.
  • Provide operations functions inputs/requirements to the concept of operations and ensure cross functional safety, operations & maintenance requirements, considerations are addressed.
  • Integrate the changes to safety, operating maintenance and business models, processes & systems.
  • Resolve any conflicts within the project and to the satisfaction of the client and business.


Required qualifications & experience:


  • Bachelor level qualifications in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent industry experience.
  • 15+ years’ experience in rail operations, maintenance & safety including experience of supporting rail infrastructure operating organisations' transition to digital train control systems.
  • Primary capability in railways signalling & control systems with desirable experience in systems engineering integration.
  • Able to demonstrate sound leadership skills, critical thinking & problem-solving skills, conflict resolution with the ability to present in a professional manner with a high level of credibility.


At SYSTRA Scott Lister, we believe that a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and experiences create a productive work environment. As such, we value diversity of thought and experience and encourage applications from diverse community groups. Our values are Excellence, Connected Teams & Bold Leadership.


For overseas applicants, we provide full visa sponsorship and relocation for this position. Interested? Please click on apply. Please note SYSTRA Scott Lister do not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruitment agencies. We do however appreciate your interest.