First listed on: 11 June 2018

General Manager - Enterprise Operational Safety 

  • Safeworking = the practice of providing protection between people and trains
  • MTM is part of an international rail family that operates services worldwide
  • Includes a Myki Card for free Public Transport in Victoria
About Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM)

We operate and maintain Melbourne’s Metropolitan train network. Successfully transporting over 400,000 passengers per day is achieved by our large dedicated workforce. With multiple large projects being completed, we continually work hand-in-hand with all external businesses involved to ensure that new assets comply with the standards we set.

"At Metro Trains, there is nothing more important to us than the safety of our employees, our passengers and the public.  Safety is defined as a core value of Metro, and to achieve this, everyone must understand their individual safety responsibilities. Our ultimate objective is to promote the vision, “A safer railway for everyone, every day.” – Dr Todd Bentley, Executive Director of Safety, Engineering & Environment (SEE)

The Position

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEE this position primary focus will be to ensure the application of standards, rules, and processes within operational division’s results in safe rail operations. Acting as the primary liaison between SEE and operational divisions, the General Manager will develop a strategic approach to safeworking rules and process development whilst ensuring safeworkers in operational divisions have the appropriate skills and support to make safe decisions which support a high-performing railway.


To be successful in this position you will have qualifications and experience in safety practices; in particular strengths in railway safeworking. During your career you will have exposure to senior responsibilities in this field, including planning & resourcing of safeworking, leading staff members and advising teams on best practice.

In addition to this you will have developed ability to manage stakeholders both internally in the business and externally. You will understand the importance of external regulators and acted in positions responsible for reporting to such.

  • All Metro Employees receive a free Myki pass that allows free Public Transport in Victoria
  • Metro supports work/life balance with opportunities to work from home on occasion
  • Have a great impact on programs that will directly improve Melbourne’s suburban rail network whilst ensuring these developments do not come as a cost to our safe and cost-effective delivery of services
Ready to apply?

Please submit your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’ before 11am Tuesday 26th June 2018.

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.

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