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Head Of Mtp People Readiness

Metro Trains Melbourne - Melbourne, VIC

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Metro is a multi-award winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service.

The role:

The Head of MTP People Readiness, leads a high performing team of planning and transport operational expert professionals to develop, monitor and implement people readiness for Metro Tunnel Project (MTP). Reporting to the General Manager for Operations Readiness, this position will be responsible for incorporating the resource planning and training requirements for the Metro Tunnel Project into the overall business resource profile for station and rail operations while facilitating and managing the business as usual (BAU) resource governance process. The role also oversees operational integration and interface responsibilities between project teams and the operating business.

Key responsibilities:

• Develop, monitor and implement a Metro Tunnel People Readiness Plan to ensure a large station staff and rail operations workforce are recruited, trained and ready for the opening of the new tunnel with High Capacity Signalling enabled trains in operation.
• Lead briefing of all key senior stakeholders within MTM and external clients.
• Lead a team for the development and implement new training strategies, delivery plans and competency management plans for the station and rail operations.
• Lead a team to interface between project and operational teams to resolve conflicting priorities and ensure good outcomes are delivered.
• Provide strategic advice to General Manager Operations Readiness, MTM Finance and relevant stakeholders, with regard to resource planning and training, for annual budget preparation and planning.
• Coach, mentor, develop and engage team members.

Your skills and experience:

• Tertiary qualification in relevant field (Transport, Technology, Business) OR significant relevant experience
• Significant management experience of teams
• Knowledge and experience working with Franchise agreements and terms
• Strong engaging and influencing abilities
• Experience managing departmental budgets and plans

You are described as both tenacious and diplomatic by your peers. You are a strong leader who effectively communicates your vision to your team. You enjoy the challenge of working on strategy in an ever changing, live operational environment. A unique knowledge of how strategic decisions impact how we run our trains equip you to minimise impact on BAU. You understand the importance of balancing stakeholder expectations and needs with the necessity of meeting project requirements and do not shy away of, at times, challenging conversations.

What's in it for you?

• Opportunities for real work life balance/flexibility
• Diverse team if professionals with unique backgrounds and skillsets
• Unique opportunity to take the lead on how MTM Interfaces with state projects
• Generous remuneration, commensurate with your experience
• Free MYKI to cover all Metropolitan Melbourne travel plus regional Victoria via Vline services.

What's next?

Please apply online ASAP, including a cover letter if you are interested in our position.
Applications for this role close Monday 14th June.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the career you've developed to date and take it to the next level by making a tangible impact that matters.

If what you’ve read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then we want to hear from you!

Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.