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Signalling Lead - Rail & Metro

Western Sydney - Parramatta, Sydney

  • Global engineering consultancy with great career opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on an iconic project and a variety of interesting projects both locally and internationally
  • Friendly working environment across the business

About SMEC

SMEC has joined forces with Surbana Jurong to provide global engineering and consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory. Our new partnership has created a talent pool of 13,000 dedicated people working across a network of 95 offices in 40 countries.

SMEC employs passionate and innovative people who are driven to deliver exceptional outcomes and who want to feel valued in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to developing our people. We encourage them to see things differently, to be creative, to push boundaries and to work on a broad range of projects that help build a better future.

Consistently recognised for technical excellence and design innovation, SMEC continues to receive industry awards and accolades from around the world. Engineering News Record (ENR) currently ranks SMEC in the top 50 of the ‘2017 Top 225 International Design Firms’ and 45th in the ‘2017 Top 150 Global Design Firms’.

The role

We are currently seeking a Signalling Lead to join our Rail Team. You will provide technical excellence and direction in this field.

  • Provide project management and/or project governance of projects to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness and quality
  • Build and maintain strong and effective client relationships through targeted activities
  • Contribute to providing leadership to employees on the project to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention and professional development
  • With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

Suitable applicants will have the demonstrated ability to:

  • Manage a signaling team including staff utilisation, financial contribution, profitability and budget setting
  • Leadership of the signaling team including staff recruitment, development and motivation and work ethics
  • Resource control so work demand can be met
  • Build and maintain client relationships;
  • Lead signaling tenders and deliver projects and signaling and multifunctional projects
  • Promoting the capability both internally and external clients to maintain and grow the signaling business
  • Manage rail projects of> $1m successfully to budget and client specifications;
  • Coordinate, design and deliver rail projects within multi-disciplinary engineering projects
  • Manage, develop and resource a team effectively;
  • Must have sound knowledge of NSW /QLD (and ideally VIC) Rail business and regulatory regimes
  • Have a sound experience in managing sub-contractors
  • Lead the AEO approach for signalling and maintain AEO status
  • Capability approve signal designs (desirable)

With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

In return, SMEC offers you the benefits that come from working in a global multidisciplinary consultancy in an environment where your fresh ideas and enthusiasm will be welcomed and rewarded.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online. To apply, click on the "Apply Now" link below and follow the prompts.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Miles Pullen –

To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at

SMEC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our people, our clients, our partners and our communities.

SMEC is committed to equitable recruitment practices and encourages applications from peoples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. 


All recruitment activities go through our Resourcing function and currently, this role doesn't require agency input. Please do not forward resumes directly to SMEC employees/managers; we do not accept unsolicited resumes and are not responsible for any associated fees

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