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 of Western Australia (PTA), is an innovative Government Agency and a highly sought-after employer offering once in a lifetime opportunities to work on major rail infrastructure projects.   The PTA is looking for qualified and experienced engineers and transport professionals to help grow and maintain the state’s public transport network.  We are committed to providing a safe, reliable and efficient service for our passengers. 

Working in a large organisation, with a commitment to providing a reliable transport service for the public, means you will have the opportunity to contribute to the community and provide a public service that many West Australians – and tourists from all over the world interact with on a daily basis.

You will be an important part of the third phase of expansion of Perth’s electric passenger rail system since it was electrified at the end of the 1980’s.  The Government has commenced a major program of projects named METRONET, the first stage of which will happen over the next 3 to 5 years which are valued at over AUD $3 billion.  Some of the major projects in delivery, procurement or in the final stages of planning before formal commencement are:

  • The new railway to Forrestfield which passes under Perth Airport;
  • The extension of the Joondalup Line to Yanchep, 40km north of Perth;
  • The extension of the Thornlie Line to join with the Mandurah line;
  • The new station and turn back siding at Bayswater Station;
  • The extra capacity on the Mandurah Line with a new station at Lakelands and a multi-storey carpark at Mandurah;
  • The removal of 6 of the existing road/rail level crossings.  The first at Denny Avenue, Kelmscott is ready for construction;
  • The extension of the Midland Line to Bellevue with a new station at Midland;
  • The rail freight facility at Kenwick and a railcar assembly facility at Bellevue;
  • The railcar stowage and maintenance facility at Bellevue;
  • The acquisition of 300 new ‘C’ series railcars to make up 50 no: 6 car trains;
  • The extension of the Armadale Line to Byford.

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



At the core of everything we do at the PTA are our customers, the travellers – our community. Together, we continue to keep WA moving.


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

PTA’s Signal Technician’s ensure the safe, efficient and effective first line maintenance of signalling equipment, associated systems including critical power supplies and protected level crossing systems to a high degree of integrity. The role also organises work teams and provides on the job instruction and training to new recruits as and when required.


The role attracts a weekly wage of $1829.80 plus overtime and penalty rates. 


As a Signal Technician you will:

  • Carry out preventative routine maintenance and fault rectification including symptom investigations on signalling equipment, protected level crossings and associated systems and critical power supplies.
  • Conduct appropriate testing and monitoring against procedures to ensure signalling equipment and system safety, integrity and reliability is as required.
  • Carry out technical tasks required for commissioning of new equipment, systems and technology.
  • Ensure work performance and access requirements are complied with, in accordance with Public Transport Authority’s safety standards, operational procedures and corporate policies.
  • Maintain competencies in operating equipment, systems, specialist tools and precision instruments.


If you would like specific information about these roles please contact Mr Henk Van Der Merwe, Maintenance Manager Signalling on (08) 9326 3483.


To access the Job Description Form for this position please click the link below:

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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.

 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:


As part of your migration to Western Australia, your qualification may need to be assessed by Engineers Australia.  Follow the link below for more information:



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


Information regarding school fees for employees on a Temporary Skill Shortage visa can be found on the Department of Training and Workforce Development website


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












Please email a comprehensive resume to ptarailpositions@pta.wa.gov.au clearly indicating your background, your experience and the specific role for which you wish to be considered. In the subject line of your email please state your name and the position that you are applying for.

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