Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Systems Engineering; The Principal will be responsible for performing a range of Systems Engineering activities across a portfolio of large-scale complex engineering rail projects. The opportunity will provide you with a collaborative environment in which to apply and develop your expertise and in a business that will invest in your ongoing career development and progression.


  • Responsible for the provision of Systems Engineering consulting services to high profile clients across complex, multi-disciplinary projects & programmes in the Rail sector.
  • Provide technical Systems Engineering expertise for clients and projects through the confident leadership of multi-disciplined teams.
  • Ensure the team provides clear and robust Systems Engineering solutions through a detailed understanding of complex rail infrastructure projects & programmes including; Civil/Structures, Signalling & Train Control (ETCS, CBTC, ATP etc), Operations & Maintenance.
  • Capture and share client needs by building strong relationships and generating confidence through engineering excellence with a commitment to satisfactory outcomes.
  • Manage tenders & bids, including the production of documentation and delivery of client presentations/and or lead the technical contribution/formulation of project methodology.
  • Deliver projects to quality and time by coordinating multiple resources and the consistent management of commercial & financial drivers (project deliverables, contract interpretation, margin, utilisation etc.)
  • Proactively seek consulting opportunities, communicating our broader Engineering & People capabilities and the value our Systems Engineering expertise brings to client’s projects.
  • Encourage team working & collaboration through open and transparent communication where individuals are empowered to share accountability within a project team


  • Bachelor level qualifications in a relevant Engineering discipline or related discipline. System Engineering would be desirable.
  • Have obtained, or are working towards a chartered or equivalent professional status from a relevant institution (e.g. CPEng, RPEQ, NER, etc.)
  • Additional qualifications in Project Management, Engineering Management and/or Business Management is desirable.
  • Senior Systems Engineering experience within the Rail sector ideally in NSW with proven experience in client-side leadership positions such as a Technical Advisor and/or Systems Engineering / Assurance Manager is preferred.
  • A thorough knowledge of Systems Engineering processes and practices and Systems Engineering tools such as IBM, Rational DOORS, MBSE tools etc.
  • Experience in identifying, winning and developing new commercial opportunities across Systems Engineering and for the wider Organisation.
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and manage teams and clients through sound leadership qualities.


The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.


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