Risk and System Safety Assurance Advisor

Metro Trains

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 11/07/2018

Job Category:

Engineering / QA / QMS / OH&S / EMS

Job description:
  • High Capacity Metro Trains Project
  • Free public transport in Victoria
  • Growing employer with exciting pipeline of work

Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) is a multi-award winning organisation, which prides itself being a team of high performing, talented, inclusive, and safety focused professionals.

MTM is seeking a Risk & System Safety Assurance Advisor to work on the High Capacity Metro Trains Project.

The person in this role will need to undertake due diligence activities to ensure the train is designed to meet MTM requirements under its accredited Safety Management System (SMS), as well as develop the safety case for testing and operation of the train.


  • Critically review and analysis risk for MTM’s business
  • Liaise with relevant non-MTM project stakeholders to ensure deployment of MTM’s assurance and risk management requirements
  • Support the projects to identify, manage and handover residual risk to MTM risk owners
  • Participate in Safety In Design, engineering deviation and change management processes and ensure the integrity of those processes through the project lifecycle
  • Write formal written reports relating to System Safety Assurance, Human Factors and Risk Management, when required
  • Continually educate and promote the risk and system safety assurance framework and model across MTM and contractor project teams
  • Support the projects to achieve the required MTM business processes associated with assurance to ensure they hand over an asset that meets contractual obligations, achieves MTM’s accreditation as the rail operator and is safe to construct, operate and maintain, including risk reporting and safety case reviews and endorsement.

To be successful in the role, the previous experience of the person we seek will include:

  • Tertiary qualification in a suitable field, (e.g. engineering, science) or equivalent industry experience
  • Relevant industry experience in risk and safety roles (rail, infrastructure construction, oil and gas, defence, chemical processing and mining sectors  - all will be considered favourably)
  • Strong capabilities in consultation and interpersonal relationship management
  • Working knowledge of safety-related standards, including ISO31000, ISO31010, EN50126, EN50128 and EN50129
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative risk management principles and hazard identification techniques, such as Structured What-if Technique (SWIFT) or equivalent, i.e. Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP)
  • Experience in development of hazard analysis and risk reporting documentation and industry standard approaches
  • Demonstrated risk workshop facilitation skills
  • Understanding of validation and verification processes and protocols
  • Understanding of risk register or hazard log management.

Why work for Metro?

  • Free public transport in Victoria
  • Discounts on gym memberships and healthcare
  • Growing employer with exciting project work in the pipeline
  • Flexible working arrangements offer a good work-life balance.


This is an excellent opportunity for the applicants to take the next step in their career and make tangible impacts on Melbourne’s rail infrastructure.

If what we are looking for resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!

Please submit your application by COB Wednesday, 25 July 2018.

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