Engineering Manager

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Date: 26-Jan-2023

Location: West Melbourne, AU

Company: Alstom

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.

The Opportunity


Alstom’s V/Line Maintenance project is responsible for the management of the maintenance of the V/Line Rolling Stock Fleet. As the Engineering Manager in the Classic Fleet team, you will be leading a team maintain V/Line’s Classic Fleet of 1950s-1990s built locomotives, carriages and Sprinter DMUs. These trains are a key part of the V/Line Fleet, transporting passengers throughout regional Victoria. The successful applicant will be working on critical tasks to improve the safety and performance of the V/Line Classic Fleet.


The Classic Fleet Engineering team are based at our West Melbourne Depot, they provide technical engineering support to the Alstom Maintenance team and V/Line. This role is ideal for an experienced leader, with highly developed communication skills, who can draw upon their engineering knowledge, analytical and problem solving skills to improve safety, availability and reliability. This position requires a hands-on inquisitive engineer who is seeking a dynamic and varied role within a maintenance engineering team.


You will propose and develop safe, compliant, practical, cost effective engineering solutions. Working across all systems on the V/Line Classic Fleet, including braking & door systems, diesel engines as well as staff and customer amenities. Existing experience in rail or an equivalent industry is desirable. The successful candidate will be leading safety and reliability investigations to identify the root cause and implement workable solutions; developing maintenance standards and instructions; and assisting Procurement to identify and address component obsolescence.



The Benefits


  • Free Myki pass for public transport in Victoria
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • Free gym membership
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Bridging leave



To be successful in the role, you will have;


  • Significant experience leading a multidisciplinary team
  • Service, design and/or commissioning experience, preferably on rail vehicles
  • A strong understanding of the interface between electrical, mechanical and pneumatic equipment
  • Highly developed communication skills, with the ability to target your audience
  • An understanding of the principles of asset management and the development of preventative maintenance regimes
  • Experience in the development of maintenance plans and instructions
  • The ability to provide on-the-spot problem analysis and engineering advice to management and technical personnel
  • A desire to continuously improve yourself and the environment around you 
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or similar)
  • Experience in a regulated industry eg. rail, defence, mining or transport is desirable



This is a unique leadership opportunity to join a true industry leader at an exciting time, and play a critical role the maintenance of the V/Line fleet. If you believe you have the right skills and experience, please APPLY NOW, ideally with a Cover Letter explaining why you are interested in the position.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability and other minority groups to apply.


We recognise that embracing flexibility & inclusivity is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs or if any workplace adjustments are required. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process please email:


For internal applicants, please ensure you confirm your eligibility to apply with your Supervisor and relevant Human Resources representative prior to submitting an application.


As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing.

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