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Head of System Integration & SESA - IP RSE

  • 590729
  • North Ryde, NSW, Australia, 2113
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Full Time - Permanent

Rail Systems Engineering (RSE), a Downer company, is an engineering group specialising in Systems Engineering, Signalling Design and Installation, Over Head Wiring and Technical Systems Integration. Formed in 2018, Rail Systems Engineering now boast over 150 staff members supporting an Infrastructure business with annual revenues exceeding $1.5 billion. We are very proud to be part of an Australia owned company, Downer, who currently employee over 50 thousand staff. RSE Systems Engineering Safety Assurance (SESA) team provides a unique opportunity for existing practitioners to utilise and expand their existing skills, to expand their knowledge to new avenues of SESA learning and to support those wishing to enter the SESA environment through our graduate mentoring program.

Our dynamic team continues to grow and excel through the collaboration of engineers with backgrounds across a variety of industries, all bringing views and opinions that support the positive outcomes we strive to achieve. We are now seeking an experienced professional Head of System Integration & SESA to lead the Systems Integration team and Systems Engineering/Safety Assurance teams (approx. 40 people) within the Rail System Engineering business.


  • Engineering degree or equivalent with experience in Systems Engineering and Assurance area.
  • Minimum of 15+ years of experience in leading an engineering team with a particular focus on technical system integration.
  • A strong background in systems engineering
  • Strong experience in Safety critical Systems Integration preferably in Metro environment.
  • Practical experience in all phases of the Systems Engineering Life Cycle, processes and principles.
  • Practical experience in requirements development, requirements management and the use of requirements tools.
  • Experience of integration, verification, validation, qualification engineering
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Initiative, motivated & self-driven.
  • Relationship builder who can communicate at all levels.
  • Team Focused.
  • Communicates honestly, openly and consistently.
  • Able to evaluate information quickly, identifying key issues and formulate conclusions based on sound, practical judgement, experience, and common sense.


  • A workplace that pushes your business skills into high gear as you work on some of Australia’s and the world’s most interesting and meaningful projects.
  • A rare opportunity to work for a major ASX listed company.
  • The ability to build your professional career in a multi-disciplined business environment.
  • A workplace that takes responsibility and accountability for the care and protection of peers, the business, the communities in which we operate, and the environment.
  • We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • RSE support projects nationally, allowing staff the flexibility to work remotely, supporting our commitment to flexibility that supports agility


Should you feel that you have the skills, passion and enthusiasm to contribute to the Rail Systems Engineering business, please use the link below to make an online application.

To apply for this great opportunity please click the apply button.

For more information please contact Jodie Saunders – Recruitment and Sourcing Business Partner Infrastructure Projects

Applications will not be accepted via email. Please submit your application via the advertisement. No agency CV’s please.


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