Senior Associate - Passenger Rail - Rolling Stock, Victoria

Melbourne, VIC
29 Oct 2016
06 Apr 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Associate – Passenger Rail - Rolling Stock, Victoria

Advisian’s advisory services are focused on asset intensive businesses across the globe operating within the infrastructure, hydrocarbons, minerals and metals and chemicals sectors. We provide management and strategic advisory services, coupled with technical consulting and deep domain industry expertise. We leverage the real world practical experience and technical depth of our professionals.

As part of the WorleyParsons Group we operate from more than 40 countries with over 3000 advisors.

Our Infrastructure Advisory Practice supports all three tiers of government, and private clients, with infrastructure and business process solutions to meet their service delivery objectives. We operate across the full asset and project lifecycles providing services, including:
  • Strategy and policy development
  • Business case and feasibility assessment
  • Feasibility studies and reference designs
  • Commercial framework development and financial analysis
  • Procurement strategy and transaction management
  • Major project and program preparedness, delivery and review
  • Governance, risk and business improvement
  • Complex engineering problem solving
  • Asset management and operations.
We are adept at solving complex service delivery problems by blending sector-specific expertise with diverse and practical major infrastructure experience. We understand and demonstrate commercial and technical excellence together with a practical empathy for our clients and stakeholders to consistently produce superior outcomes.

The largest component of Advisian’s east coast of Australia business is transport. Our transport team is vibrant and growing and we current have leading roles on many of the major transport infrastructure projects in Victoria and NSW. The person being appointed to this position will become a key part of the growth strategy for our expanding team.

Our competitive differentiator is the very high quality of our work and this is attested to by numerous long term client relationships.

Our environment

Advisian’s work environment is diverse and challenging – and there are excellent career opportunities available for talented, enthusiastic professionals.

Be part of a dynamic, inclusive work environment. Work on exciting, world-class projects. Collaborate with inspiring leaders and recognised industry experts, providing unique opportunities for professional and personal growth.

As a member of the Advisian team, you will work directly with some of the most highly regarded and talented people in their fields. You will be valued and respected for your ideas, skills and expertise.

We encourage and support all of our staff to advance their careers within Advisian. Opportunities for advancement are particularly strong in the transport sector.

What we are looking for

The focus of this role is on assisting our clients develop, deliver, operate and maintain their heavy and light rail passenger rolling stock projects. The clients for these projects are commonly Government departments and agencies, franchise operators or project financiers. Whilst the focus of the role is primarily rail vehicles, the Senior Associate will have sufficiently broad experience and rail industry understanding to independently advise on vehicle interfaces in terms of infrastructure, operations, regulations and rail systems including traction power supply and distribution.

The nature of the business that the Senior Associate will develop, lead and execute includes:
  • Front end studies, including strategic advice and feasibility studies
  • Technical due diligence
  • Independent verifier / independent certifier
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Procurement technical services
  • Rolling stock performance evaluation and improvement
  • Train operations and management advisory
  • Operational readiness
  • Incident investigation
  • Dispute resolution

Notwithstanding this focus, it will be significantly advantageous if the candidate has knowledge and capability across Advisian's other service lines, including strategy, business case, procurement strategy, risk, cost estimating, programming and operations improvement. It is expected that the candidate will have sufficient versatility to work across the business. Working across the various facets of our transport business is an excellent way for the Senior Associate to prepare themselves for higher level responsibilities.

The Senior Associate will be supported by a team of highly accomplished subject matter experts across Advisian equipped with the best analytic tools available and with access to an extensive repository of transport knowledge.

Your skills set will incorporate excellent written and oral communication; client engagement and stakeholder management; engineering, commerce; risk analysis; project management and project delivery services.

At a minimum you will have:
  • A degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Systems Engineering. A double degree in business, finance or economics is advantageous
  • Legacy experience in railway consulting business, with extensive experience in heavy or light passenger rail rolling stock
  • Chartered engineering status with EA or equivalent
  • Comprehensive knowledge of EMU and Light rail vehicle systems, interfaces and standards. Deep domain knowledge of all systems, interfaces and standards is not necessary. The emphasis on technical competency is breadth of vehicle systems and interfaces knowledge.
  • Thorough understanding of the Australian passenger rail industry; operators, buyers and suppliers, and regulatory framework
  • Experience in providing project and business solutions to clients in the public transport domain mandatory
  • Proven ability to develop business in the public transport domain
  • Strong team organisation and collaboration skills
  • Very high standards of service delivery and particularly in written deliverables
Career options
  • We offer a rewarding and well renumerated career, with assistance along the way through coaching, professional development and support. We value diversity and offer flexible working arrangements for the right team players.