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Advisor, Asset Condition and Reliability

Yarra Trams

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 05/12/2017

Job Category:

Property & Real Estate / Facility / Asset Management

Job description:

About this job
Keolis Downer is the proud operator of Yarra Trams, the oldest and largest light rail network in the world. Since 2009, Keolis Downer has significantly invested in Melbourne’s tram network and community. In September this year, the Victorian Government has awarded Keolis Downer the contract to run the Yarra Trams until at least 2024. This is an exciting time for the team at Yarra Trams as we begin delivery of our new franchise term.

In the next seven years we will continue to bring our international expertise to Melbourne to ensure we continue to deliver even better, safer, more reliable passenger services and performance, while increasing the value of the tram network for Melburnians and the thousands of visitors to our city every day.

To deliver on these exciting new challenges, Yarra Trams is looking for an experienced Advisor, Asset Condition and Reliability to develop and apply systems and processes to support the Asset Managers to meet operational, reliability and financial targets.

What the role entails
This position is a great opportunity for an Asset Condition and Reliability Advisor to provide technical leadership in the Asset Management and Performance Department to provide the appropriate improvement, measurement and reporting tools, methodologies and techniques and to enable increased global performance and maintain efficiency and effectiveness. Reporting to the Manager, Asset Performance and Engineering, the role involves:
• Developing and delivering processes to review and improve current maintenance activities, targeting efficient and effective outputs;
• Defining and managing processes to support data-driven decision making across all infrastructure teams to enable maintenance planning to be robust and consistent with Service Delivery and overall business aims;
• Providing an internal monitoring, audit and analysis to ensure appropriate application and delivery of reliability targets;
• Reviewing and updating the Technical Maintenance Plans (TMP) and building awareness to facilitate and value shift from reactive maintenance culture to proactive maintenance;
• Engaging across department and business to capture influencing and contributory information to infrastructure events;
• Monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reporting, including data compilation, analysis, writing and reviewing;
• Promoting a safe zero harm culture and develop, implement and monitor practices in accordance with legal, legislative and moral obligations of Yarra Trams.

What you will need for this role
To be successful in this role, you will have:
• Relevant knowledge in Civil/Mechanical Engineering and ability to apply logic in dealing with data for reporting and decision making;
• Thorough understanding of Process Management, Asset Management and Reliability concepts;
• Proven experience in leading reliability and process improvement initiatives and understanding of the interaction of assets and operations;
• Knowledge of the tram system and facilities operation and notable experience within a complex commercial organization;
• Awareness and commitment to Quality and Risk Management concepts;
• Ability to initiate and implement change to meet the business needs, and work under pressure in a rapidly changing environment;
• Strong analytical, evaluation and decision making skills, including the ability to develop data analysis and write technical reports;
• Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills, ability to negotiate and persuade and to deal effectively internally and externally at all levels of the business;
• Must possess a current Victorian Drivers Licence.

Interested? To apply for this vacancy, please visit our careers website at and complete an online application form. Only completed online application forms will be accepted.

Applications close: 18 December 2017