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Fleet Engineer

Apply now Job ID: 592122
Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Sydney, Auburn
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Trades, Maintenance, Operations/Production

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Downer has over 100 years’ experience delivering total rail asset solutions for its passenger and freight customers. We have an extensive national footprint with approximately 20 sites across Australia.

Position summary

About Downer

Downer Rail and Transit Systems (RTS) is committed to providing the highest quality of Rollingstock & Overhaul services for both the local NSW and wider Australian markets. Our capability allows us to offer turnkey solutions for complex projects and spans every project phase, from design and manufacture to through-life-support (TLS), condition monitoring and data analytics, fleet maintenance, operations and comprehensive overhaul of assets.  RTS have a permanent opportunity for a Fleet Engineer to join our high performing team in Auburn NSW working across our Waratah, Millennium and Sydney Growth Train fleets.

About the role:

This is a specialist role designed to deliver the provision of technical and functional subject matter expertise for the operation, support and development of the fleet and reliability performance. 

You will monitor and collate fault data for train systems, with a focus on day to day/medium term support, reliability and performance of the fleet. This will include detailed fault identification and analysis in order to support the attributions and continuous improvement process.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide technical support functions to all departments of the Rail business/operations.
  • Develop and issue reliability reports and propose rollingstock performance improvement programs.
  • Develop condition monitoring systems to review and monitor rollingstock performance.
  • Actively support the development of design, modification and installation specifications along with commissioning plans.
  • Work with the broader team to further evaluate and develop acceptance tests and inspection criteria.
  • Provide input to a risk management plan that will anticipate reliability-related and non-reliability-related risks that could adversely impact on fleet availability and sustainability.
  • Professionally and systematically define, design, develop, monitor and refine an asset maintenance plan including value-added preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Investigates defects and incidents to support the incident attribution.
  • Investigates technical issues, captures data and raises FRACAS as required.
  • Provides feedback against preventative and corrective maintenance procedures.
  • Reports on subsystem root cause analysis to identify key areas for improvement.
  • Helps predict the future reliability of the fleet.

Skills and knowledge required:

  • Mechanical or Electrical Tertiary Engineering qualification or other relevant trade qualification.
  • Experience in the maintenance of complex electrical and mechanical systems, the use of PC based fault diagnostic tools, and implementation of reliability programs in a rolling stock, asset management or heavy maintenance industry.
  • Experience dealing with customers on fleet performance & reliability matters.
  • Knowledge of engineering processes, including failure-reporting and investigations.
  • Knowledge of applicable RAMS standards and established RAMS targets for new/existing rolling stock.
  • Solid knowledge of formal engineering change processes and reliability improvement processes.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance procedures.
  • Trouble shooting procedures and methods.
  • Experience working in Rail industry (>5 years) preferred but not essential.


Downer is dedicated to nurturing our people personally and professionally through skills development, competitive benefits, career pathways and fostering a proudly diverse and supportive workplace culture.

We foster a diverse and inclusive workplace that facilitates opportunity and respect. Our focus on gender and cultural inclusiveness is active and ongoing, and through various initiatives we aim to help close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous communities.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work within an energetic, highly skilled team
  • The ability to work on key rollingstock projects with an industry leader
  • Permanent full-time position with excellent career progression opportunities
  • Competitive remuneration, with on-going training and support 
  • Employee benefits and wellness program
  • An opportunity to make an impact with a growing and forward-thinking company
  • A strong commitment to Zero Harm environment for all our employees and visitors
  • An opportunity to work with an ASX Listed Company.

How to apply:

To apply for this opportunity please click the APPLY NOW button.

For more information about this position please contact Kodi Gordon – Talent & Sourcing Business Partner -

Please note

Applications will not be accepted via email, please apply via the link.

Employment with Downer is subject to a Pre-Employment Medical, and on-going drug and alcohol screening.

Downer Group is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity.

Downer does not accept any unsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies. 

How to apply

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Closing Date: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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