Permit To Work Officer / Work Request Authority (WRA) Manager

  • Role type
  • Fixed Term Contract, Full time

  • Location/s
  • Brisbane

  • Closing Date
  • 15/06/2024

Job Description

Role: Permit To Work Officer / Work Request Authority (WRA) Manager

Location: Brisbane, Queensland


On site

We are seeking a skilled and experienced individual to join our Brisbane team as a Permit To Work Officer / Work Request Authority (WRA) Manager on a fixed term full time contract. This is a key role within the Rail Operations team. The primary responsibility of the WRA Manager is to coordinate access to the system under testing and commissioning without impacting train movements or the integrity of the system, we invite you to apply. 

Key Responsibilities:

Overall management of the assets within the T&C zone:

  • Responsible and accountable for the work request authority process, permit to work and other associated procedures
  • Chair regular meetings (WRA Panel) to coordinate WRA from various stakeholders
  • Consult with the right subject matter experts (safety, electrical, mechanical, signalling…) to understand the impact of the WRA on the testing and commissioning zone.
  • Establish a 4 week outlook window of authorized works
  • Review controls proposed to mitigate risks to workers
  • Organise lessons learnt from experience
  • Coordinate resourcing needs with the Rail Operations Planner
  • Prioritise access to the system based on overall projects’ priority
  • Consult with programmer/planner


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Management or supervision of multi-functional technical teams in a rail environment.
  • Completion of Issue work permits certification, preferred.
  • Experience in asset maintenance / planning or logistics.
  • Good knowledge of rail systems and infrastructure components.
  • Excellent understanding of safety regulations, standards, and best practices within the rail industry.
  • Proficiency in relevant software tools and systems used for testing, commissioning, and project management.


Skills and Behaviour

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Make sound decisions under pressure.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented,
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

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.


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 have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. 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. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees and to ensure an inclusive culture.