Title:  Systems & Safety Assurance Engineer

Job Number:  17717

Fortitude Valley, QLD, AU, 4006

About John Holland

At John Holland, our purpose is simple – we transform lives with everything we do.

We’ve always known that infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work every day.

That’s our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way.

Be part of the team that’s up for the challenge of transforming lives. 

About the role

We are currently seeking a passionate Systems and Safety Assurance Engineer to join our Rail & Transport division based in Brisbane. In this role, you will have the exciting opportunity to work on iconic rail infrastructure projects across the state. 

Your main responsibility will be to ensure that the rail systems on our projects are meticulously designed, constructed, and operated to meet the highest standards of safety, reliability, availability, and maintainability. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the success of our rail projects and be part of shaping the future of transportation in QLD. 

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to) supporting:

  • Management and reporting of systems and safety assurance program on projects and tenders.
  • Assurance submissions to clients.
  • Coordination and monitoring of systems and safety assurance activities for projects and tenders.
  • Performing safety risk assessments and analyses for railway operations to ensure that potential hazards are identified, adequately assessed, and mitigated.
  • Development of safety assurance statements and reports, hazard log, and other safety or systems assurance deliverables as required.
  • Review project documentation, including technical documentation, to collate assurance evidence for submissions to client or internal reviews.
  • Develop safety requirements for verification and validation, and communication with project teams.
  • Systems engineering, integration, RAM, and Human Factors activities as required.



What we are looking for;


  • A bachelor degree in Engineering. 
  • Previous Systems and Safety Assurance experience in Rail. 
  • Knowledge of contemporary systems engineering and assurance practices. 
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Be able to manage stakeholders across different projects and build positive relationships.
  • Be proactive and delivery focused.
  • Familiarity with modern RAMS and systems engineering tools is desirable. 

As part of the team, you can help us transform lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as we understand that different perspectives and ideas are critical to our long-term success.

We want you to be with us for the long term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

What's in it for you

We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.


We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.

We offer

Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available.


Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with super and up to an extra 18 weeks of super paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two extra days to prioritise your wellbeing.


Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.


Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, and technical and leadership training and development opportunities.


Inclusion and diversity is part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks.


Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it’s flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly.

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