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Manager, System Safety and Risk

Apply now Job no: 494815
Work type: Full time
Location: CBD
Categories: Safety & Environment

About this role
• Be part of the world’s largest tram network;
• A Melbourne icon;
• Unique opportunity to create a risk aware culture in Yarra Trams

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.

As the operator of Yarra Trams, we bring our international expertise to Melbourne to ensure we deliver 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 support this, Yarra Trams requires the services of an experienced Safety and Risk Manager to lead and continuously improve the system safety and risk management aspects of the Yarra Trams Safety Management System and operations.

What the role entails
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Safety Manager to develop a generative and risk aware safety culture throughout Yarra Trams

Reporting to the Director, Safety and Security, the role involves:
• Implementation of an Organisational Risk Management methodology and Safety Management System;
• Supporting departmental Managers in the awareness, management and mitigation of organisational risks;
• Development, implementation and maintenance of a risk aware culture in Yarra Trams;
• Monitoring the integration of risk reporting with investigation and audit activity to ensure an accurate and live risk register to support business decision making and provide improved organisational assurance;
• Actively implementing and supporting the Yarra Trams Safety Management System;
• Working with managers across Yarra Trams to achieve positive system design outcomes.

What you will need for this role
To be successful in this role, you will have:
• Tertiary qualifications in a Risk, Safety or Engineering discipline or closely related subject and extensive proven experience, relevant across at least two of these disciplines;
• Proven knowledge and extensive experience of implementation and operating in an integrated SMS and environment;
• Proven experience in risk engineering and conducting risk assessments, audits and task observations within technical projects and/or construction environments;
• Extensive experience in managing complex safety programs and leading organisational change;
• Demonstrable experience in establishing and maintaining compliance with legislation, standards or a similar discipline;
• Well-developed interpersonal and conflict resolution skills;
• A high level of competence in Microsoft software: Project, Visio, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
• Experience with proprietary Safety Management Software an advantage.

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.

Yarra Trams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity across our teams. In support of our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, we encourage candidates with a disability, of all ages and people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander heritage to apply.

Applications close: 19th January 2020

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