Regulation of Ireland’s Railway Safety.

Who are the CRR (Commission for Railway Regulation)?

The Commission for Railway Regulation (CRR) is the independent regulatory body with responsibility for the oversight of railway safety in the Republic of Ireland and reports to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The CRR is committed to advancing railway safety, fostering the maintenance and further development of high performing and sustainable railway systems and ensuring fair access to the Irish conventional railway network through regulation, monitoring, encouragement and promotion.

The use of rail as a means of public transport is growing with close to 100 million passenger journeys in 2019. This demand along with Ireland’s National Development Plan, is driving significant investment in rail/tramway infrastructure and rolling stock projects over the coming years. We are entering an active and interesting time where the demands on our safety and regulatory roles will increase and we need committed, energetic and competent people to respond to these demands.

The Commission is a small specialist organisation consisting of a Commissioner, 3 principal inspectors, a head of corporate governance and regulation, 10 inspectors possessing a very broad knowledge of the heavy and light railway sectors and 2 administrative staff.

Who are we hiring?

We are looking for 3 ambitious inspectors who will be a part of CRR’s Supervision Team and a HEO Officer who will be part of the Corporate Governance Team.

HEO Officer:

The HEO will fill an important newly created post in the CRR and be part of a small but highly motivated organisation.  The post will have an oversight and support role for the key Regulatory and Corporate Governance functions within the CRR.


This position involves the oversight of safety for all railway organisations operating in the state. This includes the national heavy rail network (Iarnród Éireann), the Dublin light rail network (LUAS), elements of Bord Na Móna’s industrial railway and numerous heritage railways.  The successful candidate(s) will be part of a small but highly motivated team within the CRR.  The post holder will have an oversight and support role within the key Supervision & Enforcement functions within the CRR.

What we look for in our people

  • Highly collaborative – seeks to work through and places a high value in the team.
  • Open – ability to communicate & share information freely including promoting continuous improvement within CRR. All staff have a voice to shape and deliver CRR’s future.
  • Agility – adaptable, flexible and strong ‘can do attitude’.
  • Accountable – commitment to team & company matched by a strong personal accountability.
  • Proven capability – track record of delivery (been there and done it)
  • Innovative– willing to try new approaches , hunger to develop & learn.
  • Pragmatic – ability to deal with things realistically and open to alternative approaches.

Roles with CRR are currently closed but future opportunities will be posted here. If you have any queries, please get in touch with 

Where your professional development is encouraged & facilitated.

Why choose the CRR?

Our benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Full time, permanent position (on completion of satisfactory probation period)
  • 27 days annual leave per year increasing to 30 days after 5 years
  • Flexible working including remote working and family-friendly arrangements
  • A generous individual annual training budget for personal development in your role
  • A comprehensive occupational health and wellbeing plan including health screenings and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free car parking
  • Laptop and work mobile phone provided
  • You will be eligible for the Single Public Service Pension Scheme (exceptions apply)
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Travel Tax Saver Scheme

Our culture

  • Protection – we regulate those who ensure the safety of those who use or work on Ireland’s rail system.
  • Career development – As a learning organisation, all staff are given the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills.
  • Knowledge sharing – We believe in open communication and share information regularly through various channels.
  • Compliance– Ensuring that all those operating in Ireland’s rail system meet their safety and regulatory responsibilities.
  • Teamwork– We recognise that by working together we maximise our effectiveness.
  • Work environment – We provide a work environment that supports personal well being.

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