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.


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.
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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.

 Commissioning Project Manager Railway Systems

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

With 12-15 years Project Management experience and a minimum of 5 years experience in a Commissioning role, you will manage the railway infrastructure commissioning activities to ensure the timely delivery for the Yanchep Rail Extension, Thornlie-Cockburn Link, Bayswater Station Upgrade and turn back facilities as well as future Metronet projects.
You will possess the following:
•    Considerable experience in managing multidiscipline rail infrastructure projects;
•    Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead, mentor and coach others; and
•    The Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr Andrew Cartledge, Director Infrastructure Services on +618 9326 2122. 

 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.


 Senior Project Delivery Managers

Remuneration to be negotiated.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Please visit jobs.wa.gov.au for further information and to submit your application.

Applications for this Expression of Interest close June 10th 2019 at 17:00 AWST (UTC+8).

 Manager Rail Safety Governance

You could be earning up to AUD$125,586 pa including 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

The role is responsible for managing corporate governance over the Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) safety and risk management systems. It also ensures the ongoing compliance of the PTA’s rail network with the relevant legislative requirements and for providing specialist advice as a subject matter expert to PTA senior management regarding rail safety management systems and compliance.

You will possess the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and or significant experience regarding safety operations in the rail industry.
  • Significant experience in the audit and review of safety management systems in large, multidisciplinary environments.
  • Possession of an auditing qualification or significant experience planning and conducting safety audits and inspections.
  • Significant experience in the evaluation and analysis of organisational systems and structures.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in safety compliance in an operational environment.

If you would like to find out more about this positon please contact Ms Jacky Corrigan, Corporate Manager Safety on +618 9326 2429.

 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.

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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