Systems Engineering Lead - Rail Systems

Job ID:21181
Title:Systems Engineering Lead - Rail Systems
Employment Type:Full time

Job Description

The Senior Downer New Zealand team are travelling to London to interview on the following dates:

  • Sunday 30th October
  • Monday 31st October

If you would like the chance to work for this leading company in beautiful New Zealand, please apply now.


Come and live the dream Down Under!


Build and grow New Zealand’s infrastructure by bringing your expertise to our south pacific paradise. New challenges, a new country, and a new lifestyle – make 2023 your year to experience something exceptional. 

There has never been a better opportunity for an infrastructure professional like you to secure a better future for you and your family in New Zealand.


At Downer, you will be leading from the front because they are New Zealand’s biggest integrated services provider. Day to day, Downer design, build, and service major civil infrastructure. From roads to rail, ports, and airports, Downer is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving.


In Aotearoa, New Zealand alone, Downer service 25,000 kms worth of roads.


Major Downer projects include:

  • City Rail Link in Auckland
  • Transmission Gully in Wellington
  • Milford Road in Fiordland
  • Cameron Road in Tauranga

The NZ Government and KiwiRail are currently delivering a significant investment in New Zealand’s rail network. To support that investment now, and in the future, Downer New Zealand is committed to developing and growing its capacity and capability in key technical disciplines to assist in delivering the rail programme.


As a result, we are seeking an experienced Systems Engineering Lead to join our Rail Systems Engineering team based in Wellington, New Zealand. The purpose of the Systems Engineering Lead is to provide Systems Engineering Leadership to ensure the project systems engineering objectives and requirements are satisfied using approved systems engineering processes. 


As a key part of our team you will:

  • Manage system engineering processes and activities in a timely manner in accordance with the Systems Engineering Management Plan and the client’s requirements
  • Ensure all Rail System projects adhere to assurance and acceptance processes as set out in the SAMP
  • Ensure all Rail System projects to adhere to V&V processes as set out in the SAMP
  • Effectively manage team members to deliver systems engineering deliverables to meet project requirements in a quality, safe and timely manner
  • Promote a harmonious team working culture
  • Ensure Downer EDI Engineering staff delivers against our Downer and client quality targets
  • Effective management of HS&E to ensure safety for all
  • Achieve rail safety accreditation
  • Cultural of personal and team responsibility for Zero Harm developed
  • Zero Harm policies and practices are complied with under H&S policy, the Zero Harm Policy and other related policies and initiatives to keep yourself and others safe at Downer in the workplace.

To excel as part of our collaborative, forward thinking team you’ll bring:

  • Degree in a related Engineering discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Rail Systems or Systems Engineering environment
  • Experience in managing a team and systems engineering activities
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act governance / quality / standards
  • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate with a wide variety of people
  • System engineering standards and system / software development methodologies and processes
  • Ability to lead a team and work autonomously
  • Good work organisation and ethics, professional presentation and conduct, excellent analytical and planning skills
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in the Microsoft® Office suite of software and other packages (eg Jira, DOORS, Excel, RAMS calculation etc) required specific to systems engineering
  • Knowledge and technical skills relating to the relevant engineering field
  • A Professional Member (or suitable for admission) of the institution of Engineering New Zealand
  • Be (as a minimum) a corporate Member of the IRSE (or able to gain)

Core benefits of working for Downer:

  • Competitive remuneration and vehicle packages
  • A Flexible Working Policy, allowing work to work for you
  • Dedicated personal development plans that are reviewed quarterly, empowering you to take ownership of your career trajectory!
  • Access to over 50 training programmes including Leadership Pathways
  • The latest and greatest tools of the trade to successfully perform in your role
  • Free access for you and your immediate family to mental health & counselling services
  • Access to a comprehensive employee benefits package through Downer partners – corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more
  • The opportunity to participate in community volunteering initiatives and paid work when engaging with Downers volunteer leave system
  • A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team who provides holistic wrap-around support to those who need it

You’ll become part of a supportive team that encourages and supports growth and learning, working across an organisation where the opportunities are limitless.


Secure your UK interview with Downer:

In order for your UK interview to be arranged and to receive the immigration assistance you may need, please ensure your application is made via this form, versus directly on Downer’s website. 


This application is through Working In - Immigration and sourcing partners for Downer New Zealand’s 2022 UK interview event.




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