Maintenance Strategy & Planning Advisor, Asset Management & Maintenance Advisory

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, Australia

Job Description

Role: Maintenance Strategy & Planning Advisor, Asset Management & Maintenance Advisory

Location: Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane

Role ID: 2024-2323


Fully Remote

This is a remote position.


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world.


Ricardo Rail Australia is currently looking for a dedicated and well-organized Maintenance Strategy & Planning Advisor.  As the Maintenance Strategy & Planning Advisor, Asset Management & Maintenance Advisory, you will be responsible for providing asset management and maintenance expertise to clients both within Australia and internationally, including supporting asset management and maintenance advisory business development activities.  

Your sound technical knowledge and ambition to grow with the business will help you succeed in working within a talented team of skilled professionals in a highly competitive and challenging environment. Additionally, you will collaborate with others to find innovative and optimized solutions for clients across the project life cycle.


Key responsibilities:


As Maintenance Strategy & Planning Advisor you will:

  • Provide rail systems and infrastructure asset management and maintenance advice for railway operations and maintenance projects.
  • Support the planning and conduct of asset management and engineering activities
  • Help foster a culture of innovation, excellence, and continuous improvement within the team as well as providing mentorship to junior members.
  • Attend client's office and other sites as required to support with the provision of advice on technical matters.
  • Develop technical reports as required to support decision making.
  • Produce and provide technical SME asset management and maintenance inputs, methodologies, and information for business development activities and proposals.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and project managers, to ensure seamless delivery of our services.
  • Identify potential risks and issues, and support with the development of mitigation plans to ensure successful project completion.
  • Provide support to the Ricardo business development team, including providing technical inputs for bids and tenders.

Key requirements:

  • Professional engineering qualifications
  • Minimum of 10 years rail industry experience, including at least 5 years’ experience in railway asset management and maintenance delivery.
  • Sound understanding of systems engineering principles.
  • Experience in maintenance planning for railway infrastructure assets (including track, civils, signalling and systems)
  • Experience in the development of technical maintenance plans / maintenance works programs for rail assets.
  • High level of autonomy and ability to proactively achieve required outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders and foster collaborative relationships
  • Organized and able to meet deadlines. 


  • Chartered professional engineer.
  • Experience in asset management and maintenance planning in an ATO/UTO operating environment will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in maintenance optimisation for railway assets (infrastructure and/or rolling stock desirable).
  • Experience in RAM analysis techniques and tools.
  • Familiar with the application of ISO 55000 series standards.

Working with Ricardo


You will be warmly welcomed into our workplace where every voice matters. We are diverse thinkers and doers, coming together to create a culture of inclusion. We will support you to find your place.


We will encourage you to use your passion and expertise to make a positive impact through the projects you work on.  Your knowledge and desire to bring about change will be invaluable in helping deliver innovative solutions that support communities across the globe in becoming safer and more sustainable.


Next steps


Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.


Please advise the recruitment team if you require any adjustments to support you throughout the recruitment process.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can.