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Engineer, Electrical Systems

Apply now Job no: 494573
Work type: Full time
Location: North
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 six 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 Electrical Systems Engineer to provide engineering solutions and recommendations relating to electrical engineering aspects of our Rolling Stock to ensure effective asset management.

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

Reporting to the Principal Engineer, Electrical Systems, the role involves:
• Providing designs, drawings, technical documentation and testing procedures to our Rolling Stock Function;
• Ensuring all engineering design complies with our Rolling Stock Standards to meet safe operation;
• Optimising maintenance and operational requirements to meet stakeholder design expectations;
• Providing support for Fleet Managers and Fleet RAMS Engineers to assist with improving reliability, availability, maintenance and safety of the related fleet types;
• Ensuring suppliers are delivering according to quality standards;
• Providing technical and specialised reports on complex engineering topics as required (e.g. detail design fault analysis);
• Representing Rolling Stock Engineering at internal and external stakeholder meetings as required.

What you will need for this role
To be successful in this role, you will have:
• A Degree in Engineering (Electronics/Electrical/ Mechatronics);
• Suitability for registration on the NER;
• HVAC experience;
• Knowledge of software and data bus networks;
• Strong Traction and Power electronics background;
• Proven record of achievement and experience in an operational transport and/or engineering environment;
• Strong proven knowledge and experience in conducting complex engineering root cause investigations;
• Contractor management and contracts management experience;
• Proven experience in preparing tender documents, taking part in tender evaluations and recommendation reports for complex engineering;
• Proven capability to write technical and specialised reports relating to complex engineering;
• Ability to understand and interpret legislation and standards relating to engineering and transport
• 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: 23rd April 2019

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