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Facilities Maintenance Manager

  • 597077
  • Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Darwin, NT, Australia
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Maryborough, QLD, Australia, 4650
  • Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Hobart, TAS, Australia, 7000
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Perth, WA, Australia

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  • Full Time - Permanent

Downer Rail & Transit Systems (RTS), a leading provider of Rail and Transport asset management services across Australia has an exciting opportunity for a Facilities Maintenance Manager to join our team and optimise effective Asset Management and Capital expenditure implementation.

The Facilities Maintenance Manager role is based at our Maryborough Maintenance Facility, and less than 30-minute drive for Hervey Bay in QLD.

This position will look after all site operations, maintenance, projects and asset management. The role will oversee and develop plans to implement capital works and new equipment in accordance with local, state and federal law with specific alignment to QLD Safety Regulations. The Facilities Maintenance Manager will monitor completion of maintenance activities by contractors and staff through a program of audit and check processes. You will conduct reliability engineering and controls facility change including principal contractor obligations, and controls maintenance of the Maryborough site and its equipment. You will ensure all relevant depot fixed and mobile equipment is inspected/calibrated at the correct intervals to ensure its certification is maintained.

Ideally, we are looking for a positive person with significant rail engineering management experience covering train facilities – design, construction and maintenance. This person must have excellent risk management skills with ability to deliver value for money.   

About you

  • Minimum of 10 yrs. experience in relevant Facility Maintenance and Management (ideally in rail / train facilities or infrastructure management)  
  • Experience in Engineering Standards and Practice
  • Experience in Asset Management Systems (preferably Maximo), Whole of Lifecycle Costing
  • Must be able to competently understand facility schematics and drawings
  • Experience in budgeting, prioritising and delivering for Maintenance and Capital Works Program.
  • Experience in Project Management (ideally delivering multi million dollars programs- safely, on time and on budget)
  • Ability to develop project justification, prioritisation, costing and delivery
  • Ability to produce detailed complex, analytical technical reports, set performance and deliver high quality work within the agreed timeframes.
  • Must have knowledge of building legislative requirements, regulations and standards (including Facility Management standards)
  • A high level of professional integrity
  • Advanced problem-solving ability with attention to detail
  • Ability to assess the risk, prioritise, develop mitigation plan and deal with issues
  • Ability to work interpedently with a high level of people management skills and the ability to increase performance and productivity.
  •  Ability to manage a team technical staff, establish the competencies and training required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with development and implementation of ISO 55001 Asset Management Systems is an advantage
  • Experience with RCM and FMECA is an advantage.

What we offer

  • Highly supportive, team orientated organisation 
  • A strong commitment to Zero Harm environment for all our employees and visitors 
  • An opportunity to make an impact with a growing and forward-thinking company
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Full time permanent opportunity with an excellent remuneration package on offer

In return you will form part of the Downer Rail & Transit Systems team and work with some of our key projects with a dedication to a continuing legacy of engineering, manufacturing, and asset management excellence. You will work with a leading company that can provide job security and the opportunity to develop and grow your career while receiving a generous remuneration package, training and support.

For more information or a confidential discussion please contact

Please note we do not accept applications directly via email, please apply directly through the online portal

“Not withstanding the location of this position, all qualified Australian citizens and permanent residents from all locations are encouraged to apply”.



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