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Careers in Railway Regulation

The Commission for Railway Regulation is an independent regulatory agency established in accordance with the requirements of the Railway Safety Act, 2005. In terms of the EU Directives it is the National Safety Authority, Regulatory Body, Licensing Authority and Independent Monitoring Body for the railway sector in the Republic of Ireland. The CRR is charged with oversight of the safety of all railway activities in the State including those conducted by Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail), Translink (Northern Ireland Railways), Balfour Beatty Rail (Ireland), the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, LUAS (Dublin light rail), Transport Infrastructure Ireland, and several small Heritage Railways. It is also responsible for the economic regulation of the heavy rail sector.

The CRR is seeking to recruit experienced and committed professionals to join its dynamic team. Candidates for the position of Inspector are expected to hold an honours degree in a discipline relevant to the railway sector, and a minimum of three years post-graduate railway experience in safety, train operations, engineering, or regulation; or similar experience in a hazardous industry where maintaining low-risk conditions is part of the daily routine, (e.g. the aviation, mining, nuclear, oil & gas, or petro-chemical sectors).

Remuneration:  The CRR offers a challenging career in a flexible work environment, a competitive salary and pension package.

  • For further information and details on the post please download the “ Information Booklet for the role of Inspector
  • Applications should be made in confidence to the Head of Governance & Regulation at the Commission for Railway Regulation via careers@crr.ie or call +353 1206 8143 for a confidential discussion.
  • Closing date: Tuesday 16th May 2017at 12:00 noon