First listed on: 12 April 2024

Signalling Systems Assurance Lead


Queensland Rail is a large and fully integrated business that provides services that are pivotal to the success of Queensland and its people. Our culture is one based around safety and performance.

We have a rare opportunity become available in the role of Signalling Systems Assurance Lead.  This is a permanent full time Brisbane based position. 

Benefits and lifestyle:

  • Permanent full time role with a company with over 150 years of history.
  • Support for career and continued professional development.
  • Flexible work opportunities available.
  • Free Citytrain travel to and from work and access to other free or discounted SEQ rail travel for yourself and your dependents.
  • PT5 annual base salary starts at $155,500 plus 12.75% Superannuation contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program covering career and personal professional support services.
  • Health and wellbeing programs including Fitness Passport.
  • Four weeks annual leave and 17.5% annual leave
  • Collaborative and engaged work place and team environment
  • Long service leave entitlements on completion of 7 years continuous service. 
  • Equal opportunity leave, paid parental/partner leave.

Role overview: 

  • Lead the development and implementation of systems engineering methodologies for railway signalling projects.
  • Produce Assurance Plan, Assurance Arguments and safety documentation related to Signalling Engineering artifices.
  • Provide a central role as a Systems Engineering and/or Safety Assurance lead in a team of engineering professionals, including multi-disciplinary project-based teams to ensure delivery of effective and commercially valuable signal engineering solutions.
  • Mentor and support the development of assurance engineers within the team.
  • Engage, communicate and manage internal and external stakeholders to ensure Systems Engineering and/or Safety Assurance is compliant with business processes.
  • Provide strategic guidance and interpretation of assurance requirements and standards.
  • Establish and maintain knowledge of critical aspects within assurance packages.
  • Conduct safety assurance activities, including hazard analysis, risk assessment, and mitigation strategies, to ensure compliance with safety standards.


  • Brisbane CBD office location.
  • Our standard working hours are 38 hour per work week Monday to Friday. 

What we are looking for:

Candidates who ideally have Railway Signalling and Systems Engineering and/or Safety Assurance experience however, we would also consider someone who can bring Rail Signalling Engineering experience and develop into Engineering assurance, or someone with a relevant Electrical Engineering background who is currently focused on Engineering Assurance work and can be developed further to gain the required Rail Signalling knowledge.

  • High level of skill and experience in delivering Systems Engineering and/or Safety Assurance activities to meet project requirements.
  • Analytical skills including critical thinking, data analysis, research, and ability to identify and solve complex issues. 
  • Team, stakeholder and contractor engagement communication skills, ability to work across multiple functions and scopes of work, take accountability and drive successful outcomes. 
  • High level of influencing, interpersonal, communication and consultation skills
  • Independence and ability to operate without direct supervision and exercise initiative.

Formal qualification requirements:
Candidates at the time of application will be able to demonstrate that they currently hold the below qualifications and meet the employment eligibility requirements:

  • Hold a Professional Bachelor of Engineering Electrical/Electronic qualification which is recognised under the Washington Accord or demonstrated by ‘an entry to practice competently’ having been awarded to you by Engineers Australia and accepted by Queensland Rail. 
  • Hold RPEQ status or currently in progress to obtain the RPEQ.  

Position Description 

Queensland Rail is one of the largest employers in Queensland.  Our diverse range of roles and locations mean that we have a unique opportunity to employ dedicated team members from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets. 

We encourage a safe, innovative and inclusive environment where you can deliver a quality service while seeking out and achieving your own career goals.

Sounds great, what next?

Please apply to Signalling Systems Assurance Lead (6947) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button by 11:59pm (GMT+10:00 Brisbane) Sunday 28th April 2024.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Queensland Rail is committed to a diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers and communities we serve.

We are inclusive, collaborative, respectful, and value our differences.  We are 1TEAM, where everyone belongs.

If you do require an adjustment during the recruitment process, please contact Cynthia Mackenzie via the phone number or email below.

Applicants for roles within Queensland Rail will be subject to Alcohol and Other Drugs pre-employment testing if progressed through the recruitment processes. The recruitment and selection process for this position might require shortlisted applicants to undertake psychometric assessment, pre-employment health assessment and background checks that might also include criminal history and credit checks. For roles that have pre-employment qualifications, QR will also be required to do formal qualification verification processes to ensure qualifications align to QR's requirements.  Multiple vacancies may also apply to this advertisement. 

To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity please contact Cynthia Mackenzie with your specific enquiry via   Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.

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