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Regional Operations Leader

Job number 680859 Work type: Permanent - Full Time Location: Rockhampton Categories: Transport Operations & Logistics

Location: Rockhampton

Remuneration/Benefit: Competitive remuneration and benefits

About the role:

The Regional Operations Leader plays a major role in the day to day running of Aurizon's Rockhampton rail operations by providing frontline leadership to enable the safe, reliable and cost-effective delivery of train services to our customers.

    • Champion a safety culture to promote our “I know SAFE I choose SAFE” approach.
    • Manage allocated yard and traincrew operations.
    • Implement business improvement initiatives to reduce asset cycle times and improve train payloads.
    • Provide active crewing levels to support the provision of rostering and scheduling services.
    • Build positive workplace relationships with allocated team including setting and monitoring of performance standards and behavioural standards.
    • Take responsibility for incident investigations.
    • Ensure optimum driving methodologies are being adhered to by regularly reviewing locomotive downloads.

About you: 

    • CERT IV/Diploma in Frontline Management (preferred)
    • Well-developed safety management skills and knowledge, including incident investigation.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills including task assignment, communication and problem solving.
    • Ability to effectively engage team members, establish and sustain relationships, set clear direction and provide coaching.
    • Detailed understanding, or capacity to learn, train handling and provisioning procedures, network route knowledge, safe working systems and personnel deployment practices.
    • Customer relationship management skills.
    • Proven commercial acumen.

What we can offer you:

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees to reach their full potential.  With a national portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with long term and exciting career opportunities.  Some of our benefits include:

  • Development and growth opportunities.
  • Access to female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring programs.
  • Flexible work arrangements offered, subject to business needs.
  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles, and retail brands.
  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster.

The Recruitment Process:

The successful applicant will be provided with the appropriate level of training. As part of Aurizon’s recruitment and selection process, short listed applicants may be required to undertake pre-employment checks such as, psychometric testing and a health assessment.

At Aurizon we believe in connection

It is our ability to connect that strengthens communities, industries and builds economies. It helps to embrace diversity in our workplace and that is the experience we want for everyone. We are building a culture where everyone is seen, heard, and valued, because of their diversity. We value inclusion throughout the whole company and encourage you to apply.

About Aurizon

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top ASX company.  Each year, we transport more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets.

We strive for a diverse, collaborative, creative and a high-performance culture that celebrates the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic work environment.

To learn about us and our company values visit

Advertised: 20 Nov 2023 Applications close: 05 Dec 2023