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.  

 

ABOUT US

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:

http://www.perthstadium.com.au/

http://www.forrestfieldairportlink.wa.gov.au/

https://www.metronet.wa.gov.au/


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.
 

WHAT WE OFFER

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. 
 
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

 Principal and Senior Signalling Engineers

You could be earning up to AUD$155,202 pa including 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

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 OLE Electrified Rail Engineer

You could be earning up to AUD$155,202 pa including 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

The role is responsible for the provision of specialist technical advice on the design and construction of overhead line equipment (OLE) for 25kVac electrified railway. 

A key aspect of the role is to prepare scope of work and participate in the review of design and construction of overhead systems for new electrified railway projects and for modifications to existing systems.  The role also requires review and inspection of works during construction and providing assurance to PTA’s nominated electrical Project Engineer that the overhead systems are safe and fit for purpose.

We are looking for an experienced professional engineer with a degree in electrical, mechanical or civil engineering as recognised by the Institute of Engineers Australia OR a minimum of 10 years demonstrated experience in design of OLE for 25kVac railway environment.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr Fred Bahadori, Project Electrical Manager on +618 9326 3695.

 Project Track Engineering Manager

You could be earning up to AUD $162,577 pa plus 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

With at least fifteen years track experience and a minimum of five years’ experience in a managerial role, you will manage and technically direct the planning, design, development, implementation and review of railway track for projects undertaken by the Major Projects Unit (MPU) of the Public Transport Authority. The role is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction and expert advice in relation to new construction, alterations, and maintenance of track assets in compliance with relevant standards, Codes of Practice and to satisfy the Rail Safety National Law.

The MPU has a large portfolio of projects to expand the urban passenger railway in the Perth Metropolitan Region and immediate environs.There are a large number of projects including new railway lines, extensions to existing lines, new stations and the removal of a number of existing road/rail level crossings.There is a portfolio of work for the next 5 years with possibility of future works in the METRONET program, stage one of which consists of approximately 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations, METRONET is a catalyst to turn over 5,000 hectares of land around new stations to desirable places for investment in housing, jobs and services for growing communities. 

As one of the largest single investments in public transport that the city has seen, METRONET will help positively change how people live and travel in Perth. 

In this role, you will possess the following: 

  • Possession of a tertiary qualification in engineering;
  • significant demonstrated experience in the planning, design, procurement, construction and maintenance of railways including the following elements:
    • rails and track geometry;
    • sleepers and slab track;
    • ballast; and
    • formation capping layer.
  • Substantial knowledge of other railway systems for electrified passenger and freight railways including railway signalling, communications, traction power and overhead, control systems and knowledge of the integration of all railway infrastructure through stations, tunnels and in depots.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead, mentor and coach others.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr Andrew Cartledge, Director Infrastructure Services on +618 9326 2122.  

 Engineering Assurance Manager

You could be earning up to AUD $162,577 pa plus 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

You will be the Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) technical lead responsible for management and oversight of the assurance and certification processes for all Systems Engineering aspects of project works during operational handover. This includes RAMS, configuration management, requirements management and technical interface management. Additionally you will be critical in ensuring the planning, design, testing and commissioning of PTA infrastructure is compliant in meeting operational reliability.

The role is in the Major Projects Unit (MPU) of the PTA. The MPU has a large portfolio of projects to expand the urban passenger railway in the Perth Metropolitan Region and immediate environs.There are a large number of projects including new railway lines, extensions to existing lines, new stations and the removal of a number of existing road/rail level crossings.There is a portfolio of work for the next 5 years with possibility of future works in the METRONET program, stage one of which consists of approximately 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations, METRONET is a catalyst to turn over 5,000 hectares of land around new stations to desirable places for investment in housing, jobs and services for growing communities. 

As one of the largest single investments in public transport that the city has seen, METRONET will help positively change how people live and travel in Perth. 

You will possess the following:

  • Possession of a tertiary qualification in engineering;
  • Substantial experience at all stages in the verification and validation, testing and commissioning of railway systems to verify and validate requirements (FAT, FIT, SAT, SIT, etc.)
  • Demonstrated management skills including resource, people and project management, converting strategies into operational plans, and achieving operational outcomes.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr Andrew Cartledge, Director Infrastructure Services on +618 9326 2122.  

 Principal Engineer

You could be earning up to AUD $141,737 pa plus 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

The role provides professional engineering expertise to the Network & Infrastructure, Facilities and Infrastructure Branch, leading to the creation of Asset Management Plans, Technical Standards, procedures and instructions as well as provides technical leadership advice and guidance to the Facilities and Infrastructure project teams to ensure adequate engineering assurance is in place to support the delivery of asset management plans.

We are looking for applicants who possess the following:

  • Relevant professional qualifications that would satisfy the admission requirement for Professional membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia;
  • Substantial experience in [technical competence required] building services systems design, commissioning and maintenance, in particular focus on asset management, life cycle and asset reliability;
  • Substantial experience in providing engineering expertise and knowledge in asset renewals, replacement; the planning, design and delivery of maintenance and/or construction works in an operational asset intensive environment;
  • Substantial experience in applying safety management systems and knowledge of the Rail Safety Legislation (non-essential); and
  • Substantial experience in applying asset management frameworks and leading the development of asset management strategy.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr Raymond Victor, Manager Facilities & Infrastructure on (08) 9326 3937.

Expressions of Interest

 

Senior Project Delivery Managers

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) is seeking Expressions of Interest for successful and experienced Senior Project Delivery Managers to work on a range of major transport infrastructure projects.

Background

The Major Projects Unit (MPU) is responsible for the delivery of a large number of high value, complex rail based public transport projects within the METRONET program.  The program of projects will be delivered over the next 5 years and form part of the State Government’s $4.1 billion investment in public transport infrastructure as part of the overall  METRONET program.

A number of projects are underway and these include:

  • Forrestfield-Airport Link
  • Thornlie-Cockburn Link
  • Yanchep Rail Extension
  • Bayswater Station and turnback
  • Denny Avenue Level crossing removal

Forthcoming projects which require a project team led by suitably qualified and experienced Senior Project Delivery Managers include:

  • Morley-Ellenbrook Line
  • Byford Rail Extension
  • Midland Station and line extension to Bellevue
  • Karnup Station
  • Level crossing removal program

Expressions of Interest

This Expression of Interest (EOI) is to explore the Australian and overseas market for the required high levels of expertise, leadership and experience that would qualify contenders for a role with the PTA on the future projects.

This EOI seeks this information and experience to apprise the PTA of the market capability for critical rail based infrastructure delivery and to provide an opportunity for the PTA to consider a procurement or recruitment strategy to fill a number of key positions.

Remuneration will be based on the ability to source suitable contenders for these projects, the experience and expertise they bring with them and the PTA’s approved strategies to fill these positions.

Suitability Criteria

Ideally contenders would have a proven track record and extensive experience in managing the delivery of complex, high value electrified rail projects within an urban passenger railway environment; however those with exceptional experience in other major transport infrastructure projects would not be precluded from consideration.

The ability to provide critical thinking and a clearly articulated strategic direction is essential.

You will also have experience and a demonstrated ability to proactively and successfully lead people and manage resources towards commercially focussed outcomes; and the aptitude to recognise opportunities to enhance service delivery and capitalise on these through the development and implementation of effective change strategies.  

These positions require a decisive skilled leader with the ability to develop and sustain relationships with key stakeholders; your ability to communicate and influence expected outcomes is essential.

Confidentiality

The submission of an EOI will remain strictly confidential between the applicant and the PTA.  This EOI confers no promise or obligation to or from either the applicant or the PTA.

To register an EOI, please provide a covering letter plus a comprehensive CV or resume of your qualifications, work history and areas of professional competence.  The covering letter should clearly explain how you believe that you meet the basic criteria for any further consideration.  Your submission should indicate your nationality and status to work in Western Australia as well as a broad outline of your company or business structure.

Applicants who previously applied to the Senior Project Delivery Managers, Pool Ref 13579 position need not reapply.

If there are any enquires in respect to this EOI, you can contact Mr Andrew Cartledge, Director Infrastructure Services on (08) 9326 2122.

Applicants will be kept informed on a regular basis on the EOI process.

Applicants are requested to apply online via this link https://search.jobs.wa.gov.au/page.php?pageID=160&windowUID=0&AdvertID=244102.

Closing date: 5.00pm AWST, Tuesday 8 October 2019

Please note the closing date and time, as no emailed, late or pro forma applications will be accepted.

You could be earning up to AUD $142,751 pa plus 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

The role leads the project services team within Program and Projects Branch in support of the development and delivery of over 100 projects to implement the PTA’s strategic plan, meeting cost, and quality and program targets; and conducts business in a manner compliant to PTA and regulatory requirements. As a member of the Program and Projects Branch leadership team, you will contribute to both the Divisional and Branch operational performance and the delivery of Programs and Projects leading to the effective delivery of services for the PTA.

You will need to be a member of at least one relevant professional body with chartered status and or education to degree level. You will have substantial knowledge in the successful management, control and planning of PMO portfolios, programs and projects.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Ms Machaela Milburn, Manager Program & Projects on +61 8 9326 3933.

You could be earning up to $163,591 plus 9.5% employer contributed superannuation

The Program and Projects Branch (P&P) currently has over 100 active projects and is looking for a qualified Engineer with strong leadership skills to be the liaison between P&P and the PTA.  The Engineering and Development Manager will also oversee the development of these projects within the Network and Infrastructure Division.   

You will use your broad technical knowledge in key rail disciplines such as track infrastructure, operations, power systems, signalling and communications in order to make strategic decisions.  You will be results oriented with the ability to communicate and influence managers and engineers across all the active and future projects.

You will need project management knowledge to oversee the development of a timely pipeline of deliverable works to optimise the value added by P&P and develop the work bank for the Engineering Services Panel. 

You could be earning up to AUD $142 751 pa plus 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

METRONET is the State Government’s long-term public transport plan to connect our suburbs and reduce road congestion. The project will see transport investment as a vehicle for positive land-use planning, changing the face of Perth’s public transport network, promoting economic growth and creating job opportunities.

As a major contributor in achieving the realisation of these projects, the Public Transport Authority (PTA) has a number of key roles available on a fixed term basis over the life of the various METRONET projects.We are looking for experienced and qualified individuals to be placed in a pool. Subject to suitability, offers of appointment may be made over a 12 month period at a salary that is commensurate with the candidate’s skills and abilities.

Positions will be offered on a fixed term contract basis for 3 years in the first instance with possible extensions.In addition, candidates may move between projects as required and gain invaluable career growth and development opportunities.

The PTA is looking for talented Project Managers with considerable experience to manage the procurement, construction, and delivery of our public transport network.

The PTA is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced Project Managers and has openings in the following fields for the following positions:

  • Senior Project Manager,
  • Senior Project Manager Civil Works,
  • Senior Project Manager Structures;
  • Project Manager Civil,
  • Project Manager Track/Permanent Way; and
  • Project Manager Planning & Controls.

To be eligible for these positions applicants must possess extensive experience in the project management of large scale infrastructure projects. For some of these positions a relevant tertiary qualification may be required.

Experience that relates to transport projects, preferably in rail, will be highly regarded.

If you would like to find out more about these positions please contact Mr. Andrew Cartledge, Director Special Projects on +61 8 9326 2122.

You could be earning up to AUD $163 591 pa plus 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

METRONET is the State Government’s long-term public transport plan to connect our suburbs and reduce road congestion. The project will see transport investment as a vehicle for positive land-use planning, changing the face of Perth’s public transport network, promoting economic growth and creating job opportunities.

As a major contributor in achieving the realisation of these projects, the Public Transport Authority (PTA) has a number of key roles available on a fixed term basis over the life of the various METRONET projects.We are looking for experienced and qualified individuals to be placed in a pool. Subject to suitability, offers of appointment may be made over a 12 month period at a salary that is commensurate with the candidate’s skills and abilities.

Positions will be offered on a fixed term contract basis for 3 years in the first instance with possible extensions.In addition, candidates may move between projects as required and gain invaluable career growth and development opportunities.

The PTA is looking for talented Engineers with considerable experience to manage the design, construction, and delivery of our public transport network.

The PTA is currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced Engineers and has openings in the following fields for the following positions:

  • Project Engineer;
  • Civil Engineer;
  • Principal Project Engineer; and
  • Project Civil Engineering Manager.

To be eligible for these positions applicants must possess extensive experience in engineering on large scale infrastructure projects. A relevant tertiary qualification is required for these positions.

Experience that relates to transport projects, preferably in rail, will be highly regarded.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr. Andrew Cartledge, Director Special Projects on +61 8 9326 2122.

 
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APPLY NOW

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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LIVING AND WORKING IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

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

http://wago.co.uk/work/what-the-big-state-can-do-for-you/
http://www.experienceperth.com/
http://www.westernaustralia.com/uk/Destinations/Experience_Perth/Pages/Experience_Perth.aspx
https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/cities/au/perth/

MIGRATION

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

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
http://www.citizenship.gov.au/

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:

https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/For-Migrants


SCHOOLING

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

https://www.education.wa.edu.au/

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

https://www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/your-study-options/study-at-school/dependants-of-skilled-work-visa-holders

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/

UNIVERSITIES

http://www.uwa.edu.au/
http://www.ecu.edu.au/
http://www.curtin.edu.au/
http://www.murdoch.edu.au/
http://www.nd.edu.au/

 

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HEALTH INSURANCE
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FINANCIAL
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ELECTRICAL LICENSING
http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/energysafety/Content/Licensing/Electrical_contractors_and_workers/Licensing.html
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