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Program Planner

Organisation/Entity:  Sydney Trains
Job Category:  Planning
Job Location: 

Auburn, NSW, AU, 2144

Job Ref No:  44585
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  $140053.0-$154443.0

About us


At Sydney Trains, our rail services keep Sydney moving by putting our customers at the centre of everything we do. We work with our local communities to deliver safe, timely and efficient rail services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our trains and network are evolving to meet the needs of our customers now and well into the future. We’re continuing to integrate technological innovations that help us deliver a smarter and more sustainable network.


The Division


Major Works is the major brownfield construction hub at Sydney Trains providing Engineering and Maintenance work across the Sydney Trains Network. There are over 1000 staff in the directorate which operate in a fast paced multi-disciplinary project environment.  


The opportunity 


Right now, we have an opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our Signalling and Control Systems team (Engineering Discipline) as part of Major Works (MW) in the Engineering and Maintenance Branch within Sydney Trains. The role is responsible for the upfront project management of a portfolio of major periodic rail maintenance works and supporting the Program Planning Manager to achieve program deliverables for the Sydney Trains Annual Works Program.


What you will be involved in:


  • Managing upfront project management activities that include project planning and development of systems and signals scope of works, schedules, detailed cost estimates, resource plans and risk registers
  • Consulting and engaging with Discipline peers as well as Design and Asset Management business partners on activities critical to the above responsibility
  • Consulting, engaging and coordinating the transition of project management plans to delivery partners to within MW for subsequent projects delivery
  • Contribute to the development of coordinated project plans for major deliverables across the network.


For further information on this position, view the role description here


About you


With high levels of enthusiasm and initiative, you will work well in a team environment with the ability to self-manage to drive actions and develop innovations to enable delivery success in a fast-paced environment and towards financially sustainable future.


You will have project management experience working across transport Infrastructure projects in a large and complex organisation, you have a strong background in the planning and delivery of complex rail projects, preferably with a signal control systems background and have worked in brownfield, multi stakeholder and dynamic construction environments. You will be a proactive and effective communicator and have a proven ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders.  


To succeed in this role, you’ll also need Tertiary qualifications in Project Management or Engineering (in a relevant discipline) or demonstrated equivalent experience in Project Management and delivering complex projects of a multi-disciplined nature (i.e., track, civil, signalling/control systems or electrical) preferably in the construction or rail industry.


Salary and Benefits


The salary for this position is a RC 7 (Level A $143,555 – Level E $157,945) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.


For more information on Employee Benefits, please click here


How to apply 


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.


We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options.

For any enquiries, please email Jade Abalos at JADE.ABALOS@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.


Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 30th January 2022.

We’re certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace

Our flexible work practices and policies for parental leave, employee and family wellbeing and family care enable us to provide genuine support for our people to thrive at work and at home.

Apply today to register your interest!

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Find out more about Sydney Trains at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sydneytrains/about-sydney-trains. ​

Our COVIDSafe Measures Policy

All Transport for NSW workers are required to have:

  • at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 6 December 2021 and two doses by 7 February 2022; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

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