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Senior Risk Manager

About us

At Sydney Trains our vision is to keep Sydney moving by putting the customer at the centre of everything we do. We work at the heart of local communities and integrate cutting edge technology to deliver efficient rail services which exceed expectations and support a rapidly growing economy. Sydney Trains also operate the Rail Operations Centre and are responsible for the maintenance of assets including tracks, trains, signals, overhead wiring, stations and facilities. We conduct our operations in the community in compliance with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.

Our Safety Environment Quality Risk (SEQR) team put our people and customers of Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink at the centre of everything we do. As part of Group Rail, SEQR provides services to Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink to deliver expert specialist support & advice about, safety, environment, heritage & sustainability, risk, health services & human factors in line with legislative & regulatory requirements.
The opportunity 
Right now, we have an opportunity for a Senior Manager Risk to join us in Safety Environment Quality Risk (SEQR) and lead the provision of professional risk-related services and advice to business customers, promoting and embedding consistent and integrated risk management practices across the organisation to ensure compliance with Sydney Trains Safety Management System. 

What you will be involved in:

  • Lead the provision of expert advice and guidance to business customers across a diverse range of risk related services under the Sydney Trains enterprise management systems related to safety, quality and environment.
  • Lead and mentor a team of up to 4 specialist advisors
  • Facilitate the implementation of the business’ risk reviews including governance, risk exposure, application of controls and recommended initiatives, to enable informed risk-based decision making.
  • Monitor the regulatory environment, identifying legislative and/or regulatory changes that impact Sydney Trains.

About you 
You are Tertiary qualified in a Risk relevant discipline with demonstrated experience in the application of risk assessment techniques to support risk based decision making within a safety critical environment.

You will have some management experience leading a risk and /or assurance function with significant demonstrated experience in application of system safety assurance activities within projects and programs to support delivery of Safety Assurance Cases for significant change.

You will also have technical capability of safety cases and the enterprise risk register, with the ability to facilitate that with the business for the customer you are business partnering.
Want to know more?
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Right now is an exciting time to join our team as we prepare to meet the needs of customers with a world-class rail system. 
Be a part of something big. Apply today to register your interest! 
We are the community we serve
We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options.

For any enquiries, please email Yvonne at

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Salary and benefits
This is a Transport Senior Service role (TSSM Level) 


Applications Close: Wednesday 1st December at 11:59pm 

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