Senior ETCS Operational Concepts Expert

Job Description

From locomotives, trains and trams, to rail infrastructure including ERTMS, CBTC, PTC, electrification, communications, control systems and signalling systems, Siemens has a comprehensive range of solutions to enable safe and accessible mobility across Australia and New Zealand. As well as rail transport, we also offer solutions in airport logistics, postal automation, and intelligent transport technologies.
We are currently recruiting for a highly motivated Senior ETCS Expert to join our Mobility tendering team based in our Sydney offices. Siemens Mobility tendering is looking for a candidate aligned to our company values: excellence, innovation and responsibility to lead bid teams for various Mobility opportunities in Australia and NZ.

The Senior ETCS Operational Concepts Expert reports to the relevant bid manager. You will be joining a supportive focused team of professionals who thrive on the challenges of tendering for Rail Signalling and Rail automation projects. Particularly for tenders in which the customer is deliberately asking for a European technology approach. With your background in railway operations, preferably with a major European railway infrastructure manager, and your profound knowledge of contemporary traffic management systems, you will also engage closely with the customer in both a tender phase and in delivery. You will support the customer in unlocking the full potential of our products and solutions for signalling and traffic management.

Manages the development and submission of customer proposals documents assigned to the role. (bids, EOI and Pre-qual or similar).
Challenges the tendering team by representing the customer’s railway operation view within the team.
Provides analyses of operational readiness of a customer to the tendering team and the customer, with regards to the introduction of step change systems in railway operations.
Drafts change management approaches for the individual customer and makes sure that in an in an engineering driven environment, a holistic view and attitude is maintained. Especially when interacting with the customer.
Delivers a narrative and a story line that translates the functionalities and the engineering driven aspects of our products to a comprehensive image our customer can relate to. 
Provides the knowledge on ETCS operational concepts to the bid team, with a focus on functionality and the way users in operations work with ETCS.
Is a key person and face to the customer in both tendering and delivery phases in ETCS and traffic management projects.
Provides planning and execution of support services to other teams in ensuring that specialist advice is provided.
Provides expert advice and interpret the technical requirements for compliance with rules and regulations in operations and national and international best practices in the rail industry.
Provides technical expertise for the implementation of operational specifications, policies and procedures.
Must be ready to travel frequently to Europe and spend extended periods of time working at the European site which supplies the products to be used in Australia.


Around 10 years’ experience in a senior role in mainline rail operations. 
Around 10 years’ experience in the development of ETCS operation concepts for mainline railways.
Around 5 years’ experience in stakeholder management.
Must have experience in the delivery of a traffic management system in a European jurisdiction. 
Profound and in-depth knowledge of the ETCS products for mainline railway operations, especially in regard to the interoperability between products from different suppliers.
Be a skilled and confident speaker, have strong facilitation and influencing skills, and able to lead a team without steering from others.
Must be computer literate and have excellent skills in using Microsoft Office packages
Be a confident contributor and self-reliant negotiator in the relevant customer working groups in a delivery phase.

Additional desirable skills and qualifications are:
In addition to English, German language is desirable.
The candidate has a proven track record of working on projects in different countries.

Siemens is a proud equal opportunity employer, creating a work environment of diversity and inclusion. Our diverse workforce cultivates Innovation and Excellence and in turn creates a workplace where our employees belong and prosper. Diversity and inclusion helps us fully realise the potential of our people. As part of Siemens Ownership culture, Siemens also genuinely supports reasonable flexible working practices that empower our employees to best meet work and personal commitments

Job ID: 123216

Organization: Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Pty Ltd

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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