Safety Assurance Manager

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location/s
  • Melbourne

Job Description

Ricardo are looking for a highly capable Safety Assurance Manager to join our technical team to support our rapidly growing business needs to provide Engineering Safety services including Independent Safety Assessment. This position may be based in either Brisbane or Melbourne. Ricardo Rail Australia is a premium provider of engineering services, with the expertise and technical capabilities to devise innovative solutions to our clients’ transport project challenges.


  • Lead the Systems Safety activity for major rail projects including as the client representative and for the supplier;
  • Develop strategies and plans to implement the Safety Assurance activities for a project through all or some project life cycle stages;
  • Provide input into the development of tender responses in conjunction with other team members;
  • Provide guidance and support on Engineering Safety and Systems Assurance to engineering staff within Ricardo Rail Australia and to client and supplier representatives;
  • Represent Safety Assurance concepts and arguments to stakeholders including regulatory, operations and other asset management bodies;
  • Prepare assurance arguments and documentation to support configuration change submissions;
  • Abide by applicable workplace health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Any other duty assigned to you having regard to your skills, training and experience.
  • Desirable: Experience in carrying out Independent Safety (ISA) Assessment including experience in leading an ISA team.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering;
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience as a Safety Assurance Engineer within, or as a consultant to an organization, operating in a complex high reliability environment, including two years relevant experience in the rail environment;
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking quantitative and qualitative analyses including Fault Tree Analysis, Goal Structuring Notation (GSN), Event Tree Analysis and ALARP/SFAIRP demonstration;
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating and providing safety input to hazard identification / risk workshops;
  • Demonstrated experience developing or reviewing safety assurance arguments;
  • Familiarity with the Systems Engineering life cycle and appropriate models including the Vee lifecycle.


  • Demonstrated ability in the application of safety-related standards such as ISO/IEC 61508 Functional Safety of EEPE Safety Related Systems, and EN 50126/ 8/9 Specification and demonstration of RAMS to the design of systems and tools within an operational or project environment;
  • Demonstrated understanding of safety responsibilities under Rail Safety National Law and WHS legislation;
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical reports of a high standard.

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, please click the ‘Apply” link.

Ricardo Rail Australia is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

More about Ricardo Rail Australia:

Ricardo Rail is a global rail consultancy that provides specialist engineering services to help clients navigate the rail industry's operational, commercial and regulatory demands.

With extensive experience across all key disciplines, from rolling stock, signaling and telecommunications, to energy efficiency, safety management and operational planning, we support a client portfolio that ranges from some of the world's largest rail manufacturers and operators to niche component suppliers.

Our team in Australia consists of more than 150 engineers, project managers and technical specialists engaged in major rail projects covering rolling stock, system engineering and accreditation services. With office in 10 countries, Ricardo provides broad coverage to the rail industry and proudly possess a reputation for developing flexible and thoughtful solutions to the many challenges faced by our clients.