Operations Interface Manager

Australian Rail Track Corporation

Manage and coordinate the access to Infrastructure requirements of ARTC's NSW Major Construction Projects and external Third Party-Projects

  • CBD based, close to public transport
  • Strong career-progression opportunities
  • Permanent, full-time position
About Us
Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is a Government Business Entity responsible for managing the operations and maintenance of 8,500km of rail network across five states.
As Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) we’re proud to be a vital part of the transport supply chain and the economic development of Australia.  We are champions of providing rail as a cost efficient, reliable, safe and responsible mode of transport.  We’ve invested billions of dollars to build, extend and upgrade our network to get freight off the road and onto rail.  That’s good for business, motorists, the environment and communities.
We are committed to the health and safety of our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate.  In all our efforts, we aim to be inclusive and build pride and loyalty in our workforce.
About the Projects
ARTC’s newly formed Major Construction Projects Division is based in Sydney and is focused on both delivering major projects for ARTC as well as managing project interfaces with third party projects operating within and adjacent to our corridor such as the Sydney Gateway Road Project and Sydney Metro.  
The Projects are considered Critical State Significant Infrastructure and are included on Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Priority List, which pinpoints national projects that are deemed essential for economic, social or environmental reasons.
The Projects involve the design and construction of track, road/rail bridges, retaining structures, road works, utilities, signal upgrades and other civil works within and outside of the existing rail corridor. More information relating to the Projects can be found here: https://www.artc.com.au/projects/
Key Responsibilities
You will join ARTC’s Major Construction Projects Division, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion to make a meaningful impact – for our customers, major projects and our stakeholders.
Your primary responsibility is to effectively manage and coordinate the Access to Infrastructure requirements of ARTC Major Construction Projects and external Third Party Projects performing works and access inside and adjacent to the ARTC Rail Corridor within the extents of Port Botany to Campsie and Cabramatta Loop Project, NSW.

You will liaise with the broader Major Construction Projects and Interstate Network Teams and Stakeholders across the business to ensure successful completion and integration of the project to meet budget and compliance requirements. 

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the effective management of possession coordination, works prioritisation, worksite protection assessments and issuing of access licence for ARTC Major Construction Projects, including the Botany Rail Duplication Project and Cabramatta Loop, and for Third Party Projects and works applications within the extents of Port Botany to Campsie.
  • Actively liaise with ARTC Major Construction Projects and Third Party Project Representatives to develop strategies and requirements for Access to Infrastructure requirements, including Local Possession Authority (LPA) and Non-LPA working requirements
  • Actively liaise with ARTC Interstate Network Possession Planning, Possession Logistics, Maintenance, Operations and Customer Service Stakeholders
  • Actively manage the submission and documentation requirements for LPA working in alignment with ARTC’s ‘T-minus’ protocols and the Interstate Possession Planning & Approval Procedures
  • Actively manage the review and collation of LPA working work bid packages
  • Submit consolidated bid packages to ARTC Logistics Coordinator in accordance with ARTC’s ‘T-minus’ protocols
  • Attend and represent work packages at ARTC T-minus possession meetings in support of ARTC Major Construction Projects, Third Party Projects and Possession Logistics Teams
  • Actively manage the submission and documentation requirements for non-LPA working in alignment with ARTC’s protocols, processes and procedures, including Corridor Access Management (CAM) process
  • Review construction methodologies and safe-working arrangements of Non-LPA work packages
  • Establish and chair regular works planning meetings with key ARTC Interstate Network Stakeholders to facilitate open communication and resolution of issues arising from the interface between works within the Sydney Projects Precinct and ARTC operations
  • Establish and chair regular works and access interface meetings with Project Representatives to identify and resolve clashes, interfaces and conflicts in submitted work applications
  • Assist in the identification, review and prioritisation of clashes between work applications, including escalation where required
  • Assist in the development and allocation of access licences for Third Party Works within or adjacent to the ARTC Rail Corridor

The talent you’ll bring
To be successful in this role, you will possess skills and experience in the following:
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant engineering discipline or strong industry experience
  • Demonstrable ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly developed problem resolution and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software
  • Drivers Licence Class C.
  • Sound knowledge of;
    • Brownfield rail construction experience (highly regarded)
    • ARTC rail safe-working in accordance with ARTC Network Rules and Procedures
    • Railway systems.
    • Australian Standards for track infrastructure including the railway National Code of Practice,
    • ARTC Network Rules and Procedures.
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • ARTC Protection Officer Level 3 (PO3) qualifications and competencies (highly regarded)

ARTC recognises that a talented and diverse workforce is fundamental to building a commercially strong and customer focused organisation so candidates with experience and perspectives that can contribute to our diverse workforce are encouraged to apply.
At ARTC, we attract, employ and develop people who share our values and are driven to help us deliver our business objectives. We strive towards providing a long-term future for the business and the individuals within it. Visit www.artc.com.au/work/careers/why-join-us/ to view a range of benefits we offer to our employees.
The Process
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to consent to a National Criminal History Check.  Appointment to the position is subject to ARTC's medical fitness standards relative to the position. ARTC is a drug and alcohol-free working environment.