Principal Signalling and Communications Network Control Engineer in Orange, New South Wales, Australia

We are looking for a Principal Signalling And Communicatons Network Control Engineer for a tier one contractor who have recently won a ten year contract to maintain the country regional network in NSW. The role will be based in Orange, Tamworth or Bathurst, all beautiful locations in regional NSW.

Job Purpose

The Signalling and Communications Network Control Engineer– is a key role in the Engineering team for the Operation and Maintenance of the Country Regional Network.

  • The role holds engineering authority for all track and civil assets and operational engineering manuals to ensure all legislative, safety, design, technology, operations, maintenance, sustainability and other all relevant engineering requirements.
  • The delegated engineering authority includes the issue engineering waivers against operational engineering manuals, review and approve engineering manual and acceptance of designs.
  • The role also provides for the review of the asset management plans,configuration and all external 3rd party requests.

The goal of the Signalling and Communications Asset Engineer is to ensure assets are fit for purpose and they will be required to oversee and mentor district engineers.


Key Reponsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Hold Engineering authority for all Signal & CommunicationsNetwork Control on the CRN and this includes:
  • Providing signalling design approvals by verifying that design is in accordance with the intended
    scope and all quality control measures are in place.
  • Delegate and monitor engineering authorities given for the design, delivery and re-specification
    of procedures to ensure compliance with legislative and safety requirements
  • Monitor all test plan for signalling commissioning as required to validate the design following
    installation and before being brought into use and the inspection and testing tasks and/or
    pass/fail criteria are required
  • Ensures that the person performing design, review or verification has the necessary skills and
    competencies
  • Responsible for ensuring signalling design drawings are maintained updated and that updated
    copies are issued promptly to relevant maintenance personnel
  • Provide Engineering assurance and to ensure the timely issue of checked and approved designs
    with no significant errors or omissions and also to validate the installed design.
  • Monitor, Managers and Approves changes to Operational Engineering Manuals, Technical Note
    and Forms
  • Issue of engineering waivers against Operational Engineering Manuals
  • Review and accept engineering designs as required (MPM and enhancement works).
  • Investigate infrastructure irregularities such as ONRSR category
  • Facilitate change to Engineering Standards managed by the client
  • Providing Engineering advice to the annual submission of the asset management plans
    and condition reports.
  • Contribute as a key stakeholder in the configuration management process
  • Review and approval all 3 rd Party applications as required
  • Ensure the asset performance, resilience and condition of the CRN assets are maintained to deliver the
    long-term asset outcomes such as for the client within contract requirements.
  • Manage assets in accordance with legislative Heritage requirements.
  • Support the review and implementation of the Safety and Asset Management Systems for
    the CRN assets that is fit for purpose and meets all relevant legislative requirements.
  • Seek to improve the asset performance and AMS effectiveness. Participate in assurance reviews, audits,
    and certification requirements.
  • Maximise availability of CRN assets and infrastructure by implementing performance KPIs
  • Reduce total cost of CRN assets’ stewardship
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory, legislative, and international standards for AEO and Rail
    Safety Accreditation.
  • Support and follow all reasonable requests by the Asset & Engineering Manger is delivering the services in
    accordance with the Scope of Works
  • Ensure effective integration of signal engineering procedures with engineering and other standards and
    operational maintenance manuals, establishing effective sign off procedures for those procedures to
    promote a consistent approach and minimise/eliminate risk.
  • Lead the development of business cases and recommendations for engineering innovations, variances or
    improvements to support continuous improvement, safety and the provision of smart solutions within the
    engineering discipline.
  • Initiate and manage technical investigations to identify optimum practical engineering solutions and
    develop recommendations for short and long term infrastructure planning.
  • Endorse all proposed and amended RM, MPM and Capital works programs as being technically sound and
    complete for the on-going maintenance of the technical integrity of infrastructure assets.
  • Regularly audit engineering systems, practices and procedures, covering key engineering and operational
    maintenance manuals practice, to monitor consistency of application, understanding by clients and
    compliance.
  • Monitor equipment performance to ensure timely replacement of defective or worn components as
    required

Suitable candidates will have relevant experience in Signalling Communications Asset Management and have a complete understanding of what is required to effectively manage a Network Control Centre.

A competitive remuneration package, visa sponsorship and relocation assistance is on offer for the right candidate.

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