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Engineer, Mechanical Systems

Apply now Job no: 494572
Work type: Full time
Location: All
Categories: Rolling Stock Management

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 last year, the Victorian Government has awarded Keolis Downer the contract to run Yarra Trams until at least 2024. This is an exciting time for the team at Yarra Trams as we deliver 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 requires the services of an experienced Mechanical Systems Engineer to provide engineering solutions and recommendations relating to mechanical engineering aspects of our rolling stock to ensure effective asset management.

What the role entails
This position is a great opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Engineer to ensure our trams can operate safely, reliably and within industry and engineering best practice and standards.

Reporting to the Principal Engineer, Mechanical Systems, the role involves:
• Providing designs, drawings, technical documentation and testing procedures;
• Ensuring all work follows Yarra Trams' Engineering Change Control Process;
• Optimising maintenance and operational requirements to meet stakeholder design expectations;
• Analysing the suitability of systems, processes and equipment and initiating and managing change using continuous improvement methodologies, as required;
• Completing technical investigations as required in Rolling Stock Engineering and providing support and guidance to Rolling Stock Engineers and other Rolling Stock departments for conducting technical investigations;
• Completing complex root cause analysis and problem solving of highly technical issues;
• Providing subject matter expert input into corporate safety systems;
• Ensuring compliance with Technical Maintenance Plans (TMP’s) for the work carried out by fleet maintenance;
• Providing technical and specialised reports on complex engineering topics as required (e.g. detail design fault analysis).

What you will need for this role
To be successful in this role, you will have:
• A Degree in Engineering (Mechanical / Mechatronics);
• Proven broad experience in a large engineering environment with a focus on systems engineering, design and development, manufacturing/production, verification and validation and through-life support;
• Knowledge of maintenance activities with a large multi-disciplined transport fleet;
• Strong proven knowledge and experience in conducting complex engineering root cause investigations;
• Contractor management and contracts management experience;
• Proven able to interpret, create and modify engineering drawings and use AutoCad or equivalent software tools to create or amend drawings;
• Proven experience in preparing tender documents, taking part in tender evaluations and recommendation reports for complex engineering;
• Proven ability to write technical and specialised reports relating to complex engineering;
• Strong investigative, auditing, report writing, interviewing and verbal skills;
• Competence in the use of PC’s, Microsoft Office and Maintenance Management Systems;
• A current Victorian Driver’s licence is mandatory.

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: 19th April 2019

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