CAREERS AT KEOLIS DOWNER
Civil Engineer

Location:
Gold Coast  
Employment Type:
CO - Contract  
Department:
Stage 3
Closing Date:
27/05/2021

In mid 2014, an exciting Light Rail system in the Gold Coast came alive, linking people and communities along the coast. The G:link is operated and maintained by KDR – a joint venture between international tram and bus operator, Keolis, and Australia's leading provider and maintainer of passenger and freight rolling stock, Downer Rail, as part of the GoldLinQ consortium. As a world-class, reliable and integrated transport network, G:link is central to the Gold Coast City Council's 'Bold Future' vision to be a leader in sustainable living.

Position Purpose:
To protect KDR’s interests, as the Gold Coast Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Contractor, with respect to the availability, maintainability and operability of track and structures civil design and installation associated with the Stage 3 extension.

Reporting to:
Stage 3 Program Manager

Position Responsibilities:
Design review, development and installation including embedded railway track formation, roadway intersections and related structures including new bridges, retaining walls, depot expansion, DRC, overhead line foundations and station platforms to provide a safe and accessible light rail extension for passengers and KD staff in the line of their duties.

Duties include:
Representing KD interests at external technical design review meetings as required and preparation of WVR (Work Verification Records) with contractors and GoldlinQ;
Ensure all design development is in accordance with PSR & O&M requirements;
Provide advice and direction relating to design and installation;
Review OEM manuals for content and provide technical assistance to write work instructions in collaboration with KDR Engineering Manager;
Recommend and represent KD at hold and witness points during construction;
Attend joint inspections also attended by KDR’s client, GoldLinQ, the Independent Verifier and various construction quality representatives;
Represent KDR at all internal and external meetings and coordinate with the D&C contractor any interface arrangements that could impact operations particularly UNH, BBS and Depot interfaces;
Prepare all MOC’s, MOD’s and ECE’s driven by design amendments, departures or scope change;
Ensure all O&M manuals, spares, asset registers, safe working instructions, system site, as built drawings including training and familiarisation are received and validated prior to completion and handover;
Prepare and issue the O&M handover assurance report demonstrating that due diligence has been undertaken and to signify that assets can be accepted into maintenance.

Competencies Required:
Work as a Rail Safety Worker Category 2 (safety critical worker);
Ability to assimilate and apply unfamiliar technical information quickly and accurately;
Project engineering experience in relation to design review and verification of railway civil engineering systems and structures;
Proven experience of construction, maintenance and in particular hand-back of track of various railway track configurations into maintenance;
Proven Project management experience desirable;
Railway civil engineering maintenance experience desirable.

Profile Requirements:
Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) or Chartered Civil Engineer;
Ability to act and behave with integrity and in accordance with the KD’s code of conduct and values at all times and in such manner so as not to bring the KD into disrepute or disrespect;
A highly self-motivated team player, with sound organisational skills;
Fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Able to identify and rectify problems and issues in a timely manner;
A competent verbal and written communicator;
Legally entitled to live and work in Australia.


All KDR Gold Coast workers have a responsibility to comply with and implement the KDR Integrated Management System and to participate in processes, systems and procedures for Safety Environment and Quality that support KDR Gold Coast business activities. Responsibilities are set out below:

Comply with and implement the processes and systems that support positive safety culture and integrate positive safety culture into everyday work activities and behaviours
Contribute through the implementation of work activities and demonstrate behaviours in line with a positive safety culture to achieve KDR Gold Coasts’ objectives and targets
Comply with and implement, participate in and support the KDR Gold Coasts’ continuous improvement processes and systems
Participate in internal and external audits for continuous improvement of KDR Gold Coasts’ systems and processes
Comply with and implement KDR Gold Coasts’ systems and processes
Attend education, awareness and training provided by KDR Gold Coast, hold the competencies to perform the role
Report all incidents and accidents in accordance with KDR Gold Coasts incident reporting process
Participate in KDR Gold Coasts injury management process
Integrate SQE performance requirements into behaviours and activities, follow processes and systems and provide feedback to the SQE team to facilitate continuous improvement
Comply with and implement KDR Gold Coasts’ Fit for Work programs and system and attend work – fit for work
Comply with and implement the SQE requirements for human factors identification and assessment
Participate in, comply with and implement the processes and systems that facilitate corrective actions, opportunities for improvement and hazard reporting