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Technical Director

Brisbane City

Cross River Rail is a new 10.2 kilometre rail line running from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, which includes 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and CBD. It will deliver four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street and upgrades to Dutton Park and Exhibition stations. Cross River Rail will unlock the bottleneck at the core of the South East Queensland rail network, allowing more trains to run more often and integrating with new roads and bus services to enable a turn-up-and-go transport system for the whole region. It is a critical public transport infrastructure project which will improve our quality of life, help our economy keep growing, generate thousands of jobs, and activate urban development.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Engineering & Surveying
Classification Not applicable
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/333388
Closing date 19-Jan-2020
Job duration 3 years
Contact person Jennifer Anderson
Contact details 07 3153 2600
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The Technical Director is responsible for ensuring timely delivery of all aspects of engineering.

The position forms part of the Engineering team and reports directly to the ETCS Program Director. The position leads a team of engineers and manages the external technical advisory team

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with the ETCS Program Director and the Delivery Director across the transaction and delivery phases to successfully and safely deliver the ETCS Project to the agreed time, budget and specifications and to realise the anticipated benefits for the State of Queensland.
  • Lead the ETCS Technical team responsible for the requirements definition, procurement and implementation of engineering solutions for the ETCS Project, providing the ETCS Program Director, project team and key stakeholders with timely, accurate and authoritative advice on any significant risks and issues to support decision making.
  • Provide the integrated requirements solution by bringing together the requirements instantiated for Cross River Rail and the Inner City Project into a consolidated set taking into account concepts of operations and the assurance and approvals processes.
  • System engineering management, including requirement alignment, defining processes from requirements management to assurance, defining assumptions and validating using best practice working with the quality management system.
  • Identification of resourcing requirements, competencies as well as the scheduling and alignment with the procurement phase and ECI.
  • Build and maintain strategic and working relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the Delivery Authority's business needs are met.
  • Drive a commercial orientation through the ETCS project, emphasising the strategic, efficient and effective use of resources, to enhance the core technical competencies required by the Delivery Authority to meet the Delivery Authority's short and long term needs.
  • Manage coordination with the ETCS proponent and provide the technical knowhow and guidance of ETCS Level 2 at a systems behaviour level, integration and operations.


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