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Program Manager - Government Railway.

Program Manager - Government Railway

Job Title: Program Manager - Government Railway
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: $135,315 - $148,879 + Super + Travel & Benefits
Reference: 2592491
Contact Name: George Hvid
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 29, 2018 17:15

Job Description

Key Leadership Role in the Project Management and Execution of Programs of Complex One-off Projects in the NSW Rail Sector

We have an exciting opportunity for a Program Manager to be a part of the Major Projects Division at a NSW government rail organisation.

As Program Manager, you are accountable to lead Project Managers in the execution of programs of complex one-off projects involving:
  • Newly applied technologies
  • Systems engineering
  • Systems integration
  • Multiple disciplines, and
  • Change management of the receiving business units to transform business-as-usual maintenance and operational practices.
It is expected this leadership role will directly contribute to the improvement of project management practice, procedure and tools within the group.

As a trusted Leader you will be required to manage and mitigate both program and project risk, manage safety, quality assurance, communications and change controls within budget. It is important that the Program Manager ensures that new technology delivery is appropriately integrated into the rail network and systems.

To be considered for the role you must have relevant tertiary qualifications in Project Management, Engineering or a related discipline. You will have extensive experience managing and delivering complex, multidisciplinary projects and programs of work in a complex engineering and operational environment.

As Program Manager you are required to have strong communication skills, stakeholder management experience including the ability to manage conflict and negotiate. You are further required to have excellent commercial/business acumen and have extensive experience in contracts administration.

About the Company

Our clients vision is to keep Sydney moving by delivering safe, customer-focused, reliable and clean rail services.

They contribute to the success of transport in NSW by running efficient rail services which exceed customers’ expectations, support growth and contribute to the broader community and the economy.

In joining you will be presented with an exciting opportunity to shape the future and make a genuine difference for the people of NSW by providing a world class rail system.


All employees are offered challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and work-life balance. Other benefits include:
  • Free travel on Government trains, buses and ferries
  • Flexible work practices
  • Applicable Shift Allowances and Penalty Rates 
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit a resume and brief covering letter (no longer than two pages) which addresses:
  • The reason for your interest in this role, and
  • How your skills and experience suit the role, particularly in the leadership of teams delivering complex programs in complex organisations.
To discuss further, please contact George Hvid: / 0427 933 873