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Systems Engineering and Configuration Discipline Lead

  • 594792
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Full Time - Permanent

The Systems & Configuration Engineering Discipline Manager is responsible for managing a team of qualified design/assurance engineers with specialty skills in systems engineering and configuration management that provide engineering services to Projects within the business.

The role reports to the General Manager Engineering Capability & Assurance, and will seek and maintain collaborative working relationships with the Engineering & Technology Leadership Team and major external stakeholders (Client Engineering Team).

The Systems & Configuration Engineering Discipline Manager is responsible for up to 10 or 15 direct reports, and leads, fosters, motivates and empowers the Systems & Configuration team to succeed personally and professionally.


The Discipline Manager:

  • assigns staff to perform specific Project roles/tasks and makes decisions concerning staff recruitment, staff selection, competency management, training, grading, discipline and remuneration.
  • liaises with associated engineering disciplines including manufacturing liaison, configuration control, systems safety assurance and Engineering Support. 
  • is responsible for ensuring that effective systems are implemented and utilised which deliver defined business objectives whilst ensuring overall compliance to regulatory requirements.
  • is responsible for the engineering administrative function and has achieved recognition as an authority in an engineering field of major importance to the organisation.
  • reviews and evaluates technical work.
  • independently conceives programs and participates in discussions determining basic operating policies and of meeting any unusual conditions affecting work progress.



  • Minimum 15 years relevant experience in rollingstock design/assurance or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in Systems Engineering and Configuration Management
  • Degree qualifications – relevant Engineering or equivalent.
  • Be Registered or working towards becoming Registered on the National Engineering Register and membership of a relevant professional institution, such as Engineers Australia.
  • Detailed knowledge of the application of EN50126/EN50128/EN50129 and ISO15288 to the rail environment in Australia
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to conduct detailed investigations and provide clear and decisive results and written reports
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to provide rapid and effective engineering support to management and trade staff
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in the development and management of information systems
  • Experience with leveraging the value of Requirements Management tools (e.g. CORE, DOORS).


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

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For more information about this position please contact Sarah Clark – Recruitment & Sourcing Business Partner -


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

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

Notwithstanding the location of this position, all qualified Australian citizens and permanent residents from all locations are encouraged to apply.

Downer Group is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We strongly encourage Females and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

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