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PICOW / Protection Officer – Great River City Light Rail Transdev Parramatta NSW


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  • Full-time


Parramatta NSW

Full job description

Job No:Ad-3622

Work Type:Full Time


Categories:Light Rail

  • Critical link between Work Parties and the Network Controller Centre
  • Ensuring workers safety & protecting rail infrastructure
  • Issuing On Track & isolation permits

About Great River City Light Rail
Western Sydney is one of the fastest growing regions in our country, with the population of Greater Parramatta alone set to climb by 50 per cent by 2041 and at Great River City Light Rail we want to create new communities, connect great places and help locals and visitors move around and explore what the region has to offer. The new Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia, spanning 12 kilometres and utilising state-of-the-art vehicles that delivers comfortable, user-friendly and high-performance services. By 2026, around 28,000 people will use Parramatta Light Rail every day and an estimated 130,000 people will be living within walking distance of light rail stops.

The role
Based at our Camellia Depot, Parramatta and reporting to the Infrastructure Manager the Person in Charge of Works (PICOW) is responsible for issuing On Track and Isolation permits, making sure the scope (of permit) comply with permit conditions and ultimately ensuring work parties safety. To achieve this you will provide the critical communications link between work parties and the Network Control Centre to coordinate track protection activities. Your role will also include monitoring compliance with rail safety regulations and company policies and maintaining detailed records of track protection activities, incidents, and any safety breaches.

What you bring
Your experience as a PICOW / Protection officer will be supported by Track Protection officer certification, RIW and White Card (or willingness to obtain). This will be combined with the ability to manage competing priorities in a deadline driven business whilst maintaining an uncompromising attitude to safety. Equally important is the ability to influence and build effective working relationships both internally and externally with a focus on stakeholder engagement. This role will see you work both independently and contribute as part of a broader team.

The benefits for you
In return, we offer competitive pay and benefits and a positive culture that embraces diversity and employee feedback. We genuinely invest in our people and the work you carry out at Transdev touches the lives of your family, friends and future generations alike. Working in a growing, global business will provide diverse career experiences for you to make your mark, push boundaries and reach your maximum potential.
By supporting a diverse workforce, we also encourage candidates who require any reasonable adjustments during the application process to let us know. Our full list of benefits and why we are recognised as an Endorsed Employer for Women by WORK180 can be seen on our Work180 page

Our Values and beliefs
The work we carry out at Transdev touches the lives of our families, friends and future generations alike. Contributing to our growing, global business means you can make your mark, push boundaries and reach your maximum potential. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. We support applications from people representing all diversity groups and ages such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and/or Intersex (LGBTI), people with disabilities, religious beliefs, and ethnicity.

Our recruitment process
We have an uncompromising attitude to the safety of our employees, client and customers so our recruitment process may include medicals, drug & alcohol testing, police checks, licence checks and right to work checks. By submitting your personal information to Transdev you consent to such information being collected, held, used and disclosed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

If you’re as passionate about delivering unparalleled service as we are then click the ‘’ button to go to our Transdev careers website and complete your application form online.

Don’t tick all the boxes? Transdev is committed to a workplace as diverse as the community we serve and we encourage all applicants to apply.


Applications close:20/06/2024






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