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Track Maintenance Supervisor Level 2


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Queensland Rail (QR) is an integrated customer and rail infrastructure business servicing the passenger, tourism, resources and freight customer markets throughout Queensland. We aim to be the safest, best performing and most customer focused railway in Australia.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Track Maintenance Supervisor to join our Chinchilla Track Team on a permanent full-time basis. In this role you will be responsible for effectively managing the allocation and deployment of resources including personnel, vehicles, equipment and inventory to deliver safe, cost effective and timely track maintenance on behalf of the Network. You will also be responsible for conducting or arranging road patrols and other track monitoring activities as required to ensure the short term safety of train operations on the corridor. This role looks after track between Chinchilla to Dalby to Miles to Glenmorgan and you will be responsible for directly leading a team of 6. 

Key responsibilities will include:
• Ensure road patrols and other tack monitoring activities are conducted 
• Provide effective and efficient management of the workgroup’s resources and activities to meet defined work programmes and support the achievement of track availability and condition targets. Conduct audits of completed work, arrange emergency response and, impose, modify, remove, review and report on speed restrictions as required
• Prepare and coordinate daily, weekly and monthly work programmes to ensure a high level of track availability in a cost efficient and timely manner
• Manage training, development, performance, succession planning and the Civil Infrastructure Competency System for staff reporting directly to the position 
• Support the achievement of safety and environmental performance targets by actively promoting safe behaviour, implementing strategies to minimise the risk of injury or loss and ensuring compliance with policies, standards and legislative requirements.
• Manage allocated inventory, plant, equipment, motor vehicles, buildings, depots and camps
• Provide accurate, timely and up to date information and reports
• Assist with budget monitoring and accurate cost capture. 

About you: 
• Substantial knowledge of track construction, maintenance and inspection standards, systems, processes and associated costs
• Substantial level of skills in prioritising, planning, programming and resource management of track maintenance activities
• Substantial leadership, communication, people management and negotiation skills
• Sound level of skill in the implementation of Queensland Rail’s Safety and Environmental Safety Systems including effective use of loss control techniques
• Sound level of skill in the management of assets allocated to the position including inventory, plant, equipment, motor vehicles and building assets
• Sound level of skill in supporting management systems and budget monitoring and cost capture / control techniques 
• National ‘C’ class drivers licence – required 

What to expect
• Salary: $75,712 + generous super scheme + applicable penalties for on call and overtime
• Pay increases as you develop your skills
• You must have the flexibility to travel and work across the district
• Working a 9-day fortnight predominantly between 0700 to 1600 
• Paid training and ongoing support to develop your experience with access to internal vacancies
• Strong focus on safety – we ‘work safe’ every day to ensure everyone goes ‘home safe’ 
• Lead and work with an experienced and supportive team
• Tools, uniform and shared vehicle is supplied

Position Description

If this position interests you and you feel you have the knowledge and experience please apply to Track Maintenance Supervisor Level 2 (313) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience by 11:59pm 4th March 2021. 


Queensland Rail employees must apply for vacancies via the People Connect solution and not via the external Queensland Rail career site or Seek using one of the following options: 

1. While at home or on the go at anytime, anywhere using the People Connect Solution on a personal device not connected to the Queensland Rail IT network or LAN. Please note you will need to set up Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) on your account profile. There are two options to do this: 

  • Install the Microsoft Authenticator app on your smartphone. 
  • If your phone does not support the app, or you do not wish to use an app, you can authenticate by either an automated phone call or a 6-digit verification code received via a text message

2. While at work signed via the People Connect solution (Single Sign On) using a Queensland Rail corporate device connected to the Queensland Rail IT network or LAN. 

External applicants applying for roles within Queensland Rail will be subject to Alcohol and Other Drugs pre-employment testing. The recruitment and selection process for this position might require shortlisted applicants to undertake psychometric assessment, pre-employment health assessment and background checks that might also include criminal history and credit checks.

Queensland Rail embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We have built the foundation for diversity in the areas of gender balance, First Nations Peoples, Youth, Disability and Multiculturalism. We continue to establish and integrate key programs such as QRWomen, Graduate and Apprentice Programs, Work and Welcome, Returned to Work processes, Employee Assistance Program, as well as Queensland Rail First Nations and LGBTIQ+ Staff Reference Groups.

To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity please contact Tanya Anderson with your specific enquiry on (07) 3072 0806 or email tanya.anderson@qr.com.au. Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.

Chinchilla, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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