Train Services - Senior Manager in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

TRAIN SERVICES - SENIOR MANAGER

A well-known end client of ours is looking for a Train Services -Senior Manager to join the Rail & Infrastructure Division. This division is responsible for developing and delivering all design, construction, commissioning, operations and associated works for this major project in Melbourne, Australia.

The Train services Senior Manager is responsible for leading the development, procurement, acceptance of rail assets and delivery of associated maintenance and renewal plans, ensuring that the end client is ready for passenger service and performs to planned operational targets for a major railway project in Melbourne.
Working closely with the Deputy Director and project teams, the Train services will ensure the project is ready for service operation and performs to planned operational targets.

You will be an accomplished leader who is passionate about contributing to the delivery of large public infrastructure, working within a high-performing project team to drive exceptional outcomes. A trusted technical specialist, you enjoy working in a fast paced, performance focused environment where you can apply your highly developed problem-solving skills.

An ability to be responsive, adaptability to change, and well-developed stakeholder management skills will be critical in the delivery of the role.

Key responsibilities
1. Lead and oversee:
a. Development of rail operational safety and accreditation requirements, processes and procedures
b. Development of rail operation service plans - these include linewide (e.g. timetables) and local precinct level (e.g. stabling yard) plans
c. Specification of normal and degraded mode operation outcomes from a train operation perspective
d. Development and optimisation of critical plans (e.g. track access, stabling yard management)
e. Development line-wide incident response plan with key stakeholders and contractors
2. Provide high level technical expertise, guidance and advice to the Rail Operations team, and where required the Delivery teams, on all aspects of train operations relevant to the project, including project requirements, specifications and deviations, through the application of best practice methodology.
3. Lead the resource planning and people capability management for train operations.
4. Lead input into the development, assessment and management of rail operations related contracts, including tender documentation, development of operations performance metrics and minimum operating standards / operational specifications, incident response plans and manage contractor performance.
5. Lead the development and implementation of operational readiness plans for start-of-operation, in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders, including contractors.
6. Ensure the active management and timely conclusion of rail operations input into project milestones
7. Provide timely advice and solutions to the Deputy Director, Rail Operations on any identified opportunities, issues, gaps, risks or business needs.
8. Build and maintain highly effective and influential relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to support the delivery of the project, and represent on train operations related matters in key stakeholder forums.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Demonstrated ability to ensure that the management of safety is paramount and implements sector best practice processes and procedures.
2. Extensive experience in the delivery of operation of metro-style railways.
3. A track record of achievement in delivering operations contracts of metro-style railways.
4. Demonstrated senior leadership skills with a proven ability to lead and influence multi-disciplinary teams, consultants and contractors to achieve railway objectives.
5. Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills to pre-empt and mitigate operational risks.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and work productively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, provide professional guidance within a multi-disciplinary team, and be an effective team player.
7. Highly developed written communication and computer literacy skills, with a demonstrated ability convey complex and technical issues to a range of audiences and to compile and develop professional, technical and quality documentation of a complex nature.
8. Highly developed organisational skills, flexibility and the ability to balance priorities.

For more information about this position or other international railway assignments, please contact Megan Burges on <email address removed>

EWI Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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