Outstanding opportunities in Perth,
Western Australia

Looking for the next step in your career? Fancy living and working in one of the world’s most liveable cities?  We have some outstanding job opportunities in Western Australia, so now’s your chance to take that step!

The Public Transport Authority is a highly sought-after employer that is looking for qualified and experienced engineers and transport professionals to help grow the state’s public transport network.

If you would like to be part of an innovative agency committed to providing a safe, reliable and efficient service for passengers, we encourage you to read more ABOUT US and WHAT WE OFFER before APPLYING NOW to express your interest.  



The Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia is a dynamic organisation dedicated to the delivery of public transport systems serving the needs of the Western Australian community. To meet the continuing growth of public transport in this State we are undertaking some of the most innovative capital works projects in Australia, including:

  • A new train line to connect commuters to Perth Airport. This is a highly anticipated, landmark project for Western Australia.
  • Extension of our northern line - one of the WA's busiest rail lines - to accommodate Perth’s rapidly growing north-west suburbs.
  • a new 6-platform station alongside Perth Stadium - WA's biggest and newest state-of-the-art entertainment and sporting complex.

To find out more about these projects, please visit the following links:




To find out more about the PTA, please visit: www.pta.wa.gov.au 

At the core of everything we do at the PTA are our customers, the travellers – our community. Together, we continue to keep WA moving.
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At the PTA we’re dedicated to building an organisational culture which attracts, retains and develops the right people, with the right skills, into the right job. We pride ourselves on sourcing and developing local talent, however, we recognise that to continue delivering a high performing network we must continue to source the best talent from around Australia and overseas.

Relocating is a big decision for any individual or family, but you can rest assured that we offer assistance with relocation and visa sponsorship for suitably qualified and experienced international candidates. This may include:

  • assistance with the migration process and financial support with visa fees
  • the support and services of a relocation consultant to make your relocation to Perth as easy as possible
  • one way economy class airfares for you and your immediate family to Perth
  • relocation of household effects
  • temporary accommodation for you and your family when you arrive in Perth
  • temporary car hire
  • orientation tour of Perth
  • assistance finding long term accommodation and enrolling your children in school.

In addition to a friendly, professional and supportive work environment, our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits, including:

  • great work-life balance, with access to a range of flexible work options and wellness programs
  • generous leave entitlements and up to 10 paid public holidays each year;
  • the opportunity to work on some of the most innovative capital works projects in Australia. 
Perth is Australia’s sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year & boasting a string of beautiful white sandy beaches.
+3billion invested in major transport projects Passengers walking to station Elizabeth Quay Ferry


The Public Transport Authority is always on the lookout for applicants in the following roles. Please select to view more information on each.

 Overhead Rail Electrical Engineer

$96,209 - $106,546 pa plus 9.5% superannuation (based on 40 hour/week)

As Overhead Engineer you will work with Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) system and provide engineering advice and support for the maintenance, design, construction, upgrade and modifications of 25kV OLE.  Reporting to the Principal Electrical Engineer, your responsibilities include project management, critical planning and scheduling activity, audit, performance analysis and contract management.

 Principal Rail Electrical Engineer

$131,199 - $140,724 pa plus 9.5% superannuation (based on 40 hour/week)

A qualified electrical engineer with a solid work history in the rail industry is needed to help maintain the high standards of our network, from design to maintenance and everything in between!

With strong communication skills, you will provide engineering expertise for electrical infrastructure maintenance, design, construction, upgrades and modification to our existing network.  We are looking for someone with leadership and management experience to manage new, existing and future electrical infrastructure.

The PTA manages over 450 single track kilometres of 25kV Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) within the metropolitan area.  As a Principal Electrical Engineer, you will play an integral part in leading the engineering discipline of the Electrical Branch and in ensuring our network services are run efficiently and safely.   A strong background in OLE design is essential.

This role will challenge you but will also give you rewarding results that you and your team can be proud of.

 Senior Overhead Contact Systems Engineer

$112,296 - $124,573 pa plus 9.5% superannuation (based on 40 hour/week)

You will manage and lead the maintenance, design, construction, upgrades and modifications on the PTA’s overhead line 25kVac traction supply equipment. This position also involves reviewing the operational performance of the overhead line equipment contact system and the scheduling of all maintenance and repairs on the equipment.  This is specific to 25kV railway overhead contact systems.

You will have a design background with experience in managing contractors and engineers across multiple interdisciplinary projects, as well as a strong understanding of asset management and overhead line contact systems.

 Signal Technician

$69,673.80 - $70,362.40 pa plus 9.5% superannuation

Vital to the operations of the PTA’s rail network, you will carry out maintenance of railway signalling equipment, protected level crossing systems and their associated systems and power supplies. You will have extensive knowledge and experience in railway signalling systems and have the necessary skills and experience that will enable qualification to obtain a Western Australian “A” grade Electrical Workers Licence as an endorsed Electrical Mechanic and/or Electrical Fitter.

 Principal and Senior Signalling Engineers

$112,296 - $140,724 pa plus 9.5% superannuation (based on 40 hour/week)

You will be involved in the design and maintenance of signalling and crossing equipment throughout Perth’s rail network with the view to continually improving its performance and reliability. In addition to your substantial experience in railway signalling system design, commissioning and maintenance, you will possess an appropriate Engineering Degree qualification (which satisfies the admission requirement for professional membership to the Institution of Engineers Australia). As a Principal Signal Engineer you will be required to demonstrate experience in managing the performance of an operational team.

 Principal Engineer

$131,199 - $140,724 pa plus 9.5% superannuation (based on 40 hour/week)

You will provide professional engineering expertise on the maintenance of our buildings/stations and associated assets across the network as well as offer technical leadership, advice and guidance to the Facilities team.

Western Australia - two billion years in the making!

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Once you have lodged your expression of interest with us, you will receive an automatic email notification confirming receipt of your application. We will then begin the process of reviewing your application. This may involve your participation in an interview (either via telephone, teleconference or face-to-face) and/or other relevant experience and qualification-related assessments.  If you are assessed as suitable you will be notified and the recruitment process will commence! Part of the assessment will include reference, medical and criminal record checks.  

Please note – to be considered for employment with the PTA, you must:

  • have relevant skills, qualifications and work experience
  • meet any necessary licensing and/or qualification requirements
  • be eligible to migrate and work in Australia.

Apply now to register your interest in working for the PTA.

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 Important links


To find out more about living and working in Western Australia:



To find out more about migrating to Australia and Australian citizenship, please visit:



Information about government schools can be found on the Department of Education WA website


Information regarding school fees for employees on a 457 visa can be found on the Education Training International website


The Association of Independent Schools and the Catholic Education Office websites offer more information about private education in Western Australia

http://internet.ceo.wa.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx http://www.ais.wa.edu.au/



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