Technical Director/Principal - Train Controls & Signalling

Country/Region:  AU
Field:  Engineering

Brisbane, AU

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 years
Job number: 

SYSTRA Scott Lister provides comprehensive consultancy services to a variety of industry verticals including Rail and Transport 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 Principal Consultant/Technical Director of Train Control & Signalling will focus on providing engineering advisory and technical services to support the creation & growth of advanced train control capabilities within SYSTRA. The opportunity will require you to apply your engineering expertise across a variety of rail infrastructure projects to ensure engineering excellence in an innovative and collaborative environment.

The role:


  • Provide technical advice during different stages of the project lifecycle from feasibility to design and from construction to system integration & commissioning.
  • Produce and review technical deliverables such as technical option reports, engineering principles, detail designs and test procedures etc.
  • Apply system engineering techniques to support the production of technical deliverables (e.g requirement traceability, system modelling, configuration management etc.)
  • Work with a wide range of System Assurance teams (including Safety & Human Factors etc) to support the demonstration that the systems deployed are fit for purpose.
  • Support business readiness teams to analyse and understand the impact of technical decisions on the process and people aspects of the system.
  • Work with clients to understand essential objectives and desired outcomes for each project.


Requirements and experience:


  • Bachelor or higher-level qualifications in a relevant/related Engineering discipline or Systems Engineering is essential.
  • Be working towards a chartered or equivalent professional status from a relevant Institution (e.g. Engineers Australia, RPEQ).
  • 10-15 years’ experience in a Rail Signalling, or Control Systems / Traffic Management Systems, or modern Train Control technologies (e.g. ETCS, CBTC).
  • Demonstrated experience in feasibility, system or preliminary design phases or system testing on a project of technical relevance.
  • Experience in applying systems engineering techniques.
  • Experience of having worked in a project subject to Cenelec-based safety demonstration.
  • A thorough knowledge of industry standards for Train Control Systems (ETCS, CBTC, etc).
  • The ability to work to timeframes with a high degree of organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills with a self-motivated and proactive approach.

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 centred to Connected teams, Engineering Excellence & Bold Leadership.

Interested? Please click on the apply details below to send your latest resume in confidence.