Our vision for 2024

Our vision

Here is our vision for 2024. Now, if you’re expecting something wild and totally transformative, this isn’t it.
In fact, you might say that it’s not actually particularly “visionary”. In some ways, the RCSA of 2024 doesn’t sound a
whole lot different to our industry position today.

A journey of engineering innovation, industry exploration and working on a variety of projects with a variety of customers
has brought us to where we are today. We have taken risks and followed opportunities, we’ve grown (and grown up), and
most of all, we’ve learned who we are as an organisation. After more than a decade of reflection, we have honed our eye
for the future. It’s not about change – it’s about being very deliberate in our industry positioning, our business activities
and our relationships.

While there’s still plenty of room to grow, we have a clear view of our destination and will continue to take risks and follow
opportunities until we reach it.


Our 2024
industry
position

We are the leading signalling provider to the Australian rail industry, and we are expanding into the international market
for technology solutions and professional services.

RCSA is unique in its capability and expertise across all signalling engineering and delivery disciplines.
Our dominance in the Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) signalling technology market, where we lead the development and delivery of COTS-based solutions to end users and
other system integrators, reinforces our capability.

RCSA’s engineering excellence is backed up by smart business systems and commercial management, and our elite
approach to recruitment, strong cultural identity and reputation for safe and reliable delivery create consistent demand for our services.


Focus on

CONSTRUCTION
  • Construction has a core team that is commercially sustainable for the long term, but with the capability to deliver larger works contracts to maintain our prominent industry position. The team is able to adapt their delivery to varying scope and commercial terms, providing the flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions.
ENGINEERING
  • The business objectives for Engineering are market growth, diversification, and a stable long term revenue pipeline.
  • We have a diverse and cohesive team operating in Australia and internationally. Our engineering team fulfill roles across various technical disciplines  providing for consistent career and growth opportunity. High end engineering and technology innovation are drivers for this team.
COMMERCIAL AND PROJECT DELIVERY
  • Our commercial and project delivery team are discipline dedicated and have specific industry knowledge to support our Construction and Engineering customers. Our commercial teams in both Construction and Engineering are focused on commercial risk, efficient delivery, and best customer outcomes.
FINANCE AND SHARED SERVICES
  • The unsung heroes of any successful business enterprise – our finance, human resources, marketing, IT, quality and administrative teams form the backbone from which our delivery teams operate. Business support that is culturally aligned, the best in the industry and an integral part of our engineering, delivery, and innovation teams.
LEADERSHIP
  • Our Leadership Team drives business objectives and strategic goals throughout the business while empowering their teams to be the best of the best. The Board provides the vision, strategy and advisory support that guides RCSA. Headed up by co-founders and old school signalling engineers Richard Ogilvie and Paul Hann.

Our People

RECRUITMENT
  • Cultural alignment is important at RCSA and we are known for this.
  • The short-term limitations of resource availability (quantity) are far less important to us than the long term returns of having an aligned, dedicated and cohesive team (quality).
  • This means that demand consistently exceeds supply, but this enables us to be selective of what we do and who we work with.

RCSA staff across all disciplines and in all roles are aligned to our values which promotes a true sense of ownership and belonging

ENGAGEMENT
  • Business performance is openly shared with employees. We don’t hide our success or failures.
  • Everyone in the organisation takes ownership of business operations and performance and constantly strives for improvement.
  • There is a strong sense of trust throughout the business which promotes a community environment.

Our people feel secure and valued

We want our business to be the collective success of everyone involved. That’s
what our three-year vision is about - it’s not just bringing people on a journey,
it’s showing them the destination first.

Carmen Harrison , CFO