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Senior Electrical Authority

VIC, AU, 3000


Keolis Downer is the proud operator of Yarra Trams, the oldest and largest light rail network in the world. Since 2009, Keolis Downer has significantly invested in Melbourne’s tram network and community.

As the operator of Yarra Trams, we bring our international expertise to Melbourne to ensure we deliver safer, more reliable passenger services and performance, while increasing the value of the tram network for Melburnians and the thousands of visitors to our city every day.

To deliver on these exciting new challenges, Yarra Trams is looking for a Senior Electrical authority to support and lead the operational team in delivering safe electrical work.


What the role entails:

  • Support departmental managers in strategic and tactical responsibility in building and retaining the electrical trades expertise in Yarra Trams.
  • Support departmental managers in providing clear leadership, vision, inspire, motivate and coach electrical trades across business functions in their professional development.
  • Create and implement good practice electrical work by demonstrating vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance. Oversees and influence the direction of electrical work practices.
  • Lead the improvement of electrical work practices, standards, procedures, guidelines and any associated documents in the electrical trades discipline
  • Initiate and develop creative and innovative electrical processes


What you will need for this role:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading an engineering function with a proven track record in strategic engineering leadership delivering effective engineering strategies, policies, processes and systems
  • Extensive experience of operating and influencing at a strategic level
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical safety management systems and processes, design management, competency frameworks for large complex organisations.
  • Desirable Knowledge and technical understanding of light rail processes, components and design techniques
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of power supply and distribution systems


Interested? Click on ‘Apply’ to apply for this vacancy. Only completed online application forms will be accepted.


Yarra Trams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity across our teams. In support of our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, we encourage candidates with a disability, of all ages and people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander heritage to apply.

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