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 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:

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


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

 
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 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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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.

New Opportunity

We are seeking candidates with specialist skills and experience to fill the position of Principal Track Engineer.  Reporting to the Track Engineering Manager and based in the Network & Infrastructure Division, the winning candidate will lead the engineering team within the Track Branch to ensure the PTA’s assets and infrastructure are safe and fit for purpose.  The incumbent will provide technical track expertise, be responsible for track engineering standards and governance, develop and contribute to asset management plans, and design and maintenance regimes.  The responsibilities also include leading branch audits and risk management, managing and conducting testing and commissioning activities and all other associated activities in accordance with the PTA and regulatory requirements.

 

What does the successful candidate look like?

We are looking for an individual with specialist skills who has:

  • Relevant professional engineering qualifications that would satisfy the admission requirement for professional membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia, and a willingness to work towards Chartered status.
  • Extensive experience within the rail industry in the track discipline.
  • Substantial experience in providing engineering expertise and knowledge in the planning, design, commissioning 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.
  • Substantial experience in applying asset management frameworks and leading the development of asset management strategy.
  • Substantial experience in managing the performance of an operational team and financial/physical resources in the achievement of agreed outcomes and providing a customer focused service.

 

There is one full time position available for an immediate start.  Applicants must be in possession of a Western Australian ‘C’ or ‘C-A’ Class Drivers License and have the ability to work unsociable hours, be available for callouts and to travel and stay away from home station, sometimes at short notice.

 

Please note: all international and non-citizen candidates will be considered for this vacancy.  We will offer assistance with visa sponsorship and relocations for suitably skilled candidates who meet the criteria.

 

Please contact Mr Derrick Ruane, Track Engineering Manager, on (08) 9326 2143 for specific information about the role.

For more information about the PTA, please visit www.pta.wa.gov.au.

 

How to Apply

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

The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be recognised as a leader in providing world-class public transport services and solutions.  As a fast-growing economy, Western Australia’s public transport system is recognised as the best in Australia and is one of the most efficient, clean and safe networks in the world.  Rail transport is vital for our continued success and growth through our many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s needs and expectations.  Moving millions of people needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to establish a pool of suitably qualified candidates with demonstrated in-depth field experience in signalling systems in a railway safety environment.  Depending on the position, successful applicants will have specific experience that includes designing, constructing, commissioning, maintaining and/or fault finding of modern signalling and train control systems.

 

The Roles

The Network and Infrastructure division currently have three Level 5 vacancies and one Level 6 vacancy to fill within the Signals branch at the PTA. They are as follows:

  • Level 6 Senior Signals Engineer - Permanent appointment
  • Level 5 Signals Engineer - Permanent appointment
  • Level 5 Signals System Engineer – Permanent appointment
  • Level 5 Rail Systems Engineer – Permanent appointment

 

The above roles are involved in a range of functions as listed below

  • Signalling design including writing standards, undertaking design and verification of relay based / processor based interlockings
  • Testing and commissioning of signalling systems and undertaking Functional tester, Principle’s tester and Tester in Charge roles
  • Project engineering roles which involve engineering leadership of a number of signalling projects
  • Maintenance engineering including undertaking of Root cause analysis, reliability analysis, development of technical maintenance instructions, undertaking type approvals etc
  • Rail systems including train control, Automatic train protection equipment

 

These positions attract a salary range of:

Level 5, SOA, $94,247 - $110,598 pa plus 10.5% superannuation

Level 6, SOA, $109,330 - $128,625 pa plus 10.5% superannuation

 

 

Pool

This is a pool recruitment process where suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which permanent full-time appointments will be made within the next 12 months.  Offers may be made on a permanent or fixed term basis with possible extensions and/or permanency. 

Please note:  Open to non-permanent Residents/Citizens. We will offer assistance with relocation and visa sponsorship for suitably qualified and experienced international candidates who meet the criteria.

 

Why Perth, Western Australia

Did you know Perth is the sunniest state capital averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year – that’s around 300 days per year with great weather around beautiful beaches, parks, cafes and bars! With a world class public transport, and almost everything relative quickly accessible by good road infrastructure, Perth offers an exceptionally high standard of living! For the PTA employees our headquarters is only 30 minutes from beautiful coastal beaches and 5 minutes from the CBD.

 

In addition, you will be working in the friendly and professional environment of the Network and Infrastructure division, where there are many opportunities for career development plus making a difference to the lives of Western Australians for now and generations to come!

 

Further Information

Please contact Chetan Watel, Signalling Engineering Manager on (08) 9326 2126 for specific information about the role.

For more information about the PTA, please visit www.pta.wa.gov.au.

 

 

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to apply online by clicking the link  Signal Engineers (jobs.wa.gov.au)

 

The PTA is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals who can satisfy the requirements to undertake the duties of key positions in the High-Capacity Signalling (HCS) Program of Works.

Background

The High-Capacity Signalling – Program of Works is comprised of the following three projects:

  • the Radio System Replacement (RSR) Project which will provide a new digital radio system to replace the PTA’s existing analogue radio system;
  • the Public Transport Operations Control Centre (PTOCC) Project which will provide a new Operations Control Centre which will accommodate a new Network Control Centre; and
  • the High-Capacity Signalling (HCS) Project which will replace the PTA’s existing signalling and train control systems to enable increased service frequencies to meet the rail demand forecasted under long-term planning.

This Program consists of a number of discrete but interrelated elements affecting the PTA’s existing radio communications, signalling and train control systems and railway operations more generally. The combined Program will be delivered over a timeframe of up to 10 years in stages; across the existing urban passenger railway network in the Transperth system as well as those parts of the railway network traversed by other rail operators, including Transwa rail services within the Perth metropolitan area.

Key Positions

The PTA is seeking individuals with relevant skills and experience to submit an Expression of Interest for one or more of the key roles that have been defined for the immediate first line of project delivery support to the Program Director.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sought for the following key positions:

  • Integration Manager;
  • Operations Interface Manager;
  • Coordinating Project Engineer(s);
  • Commercial and Controls Manager;
  • HCS Commissioning Manager;
  • Rail Systems Innovation Manager
  • HCS Change Manager; and
  • HCS Delivery Manager.
  • Railway Operations Manager

To be considered for these positions, you will need:

  • to demonstrate that you have considerable experience and knowledge of rail operations or complex transport systems and the technical systems that support operations;
  • demonstrated management skills, particularly in the delivery of technology-based projects and their integration into operating transport systems;
  • well-developed leadership skills, including a high level of initiative, people management and team building skills;
  • highly developed communication skills;
  • high level project and contract management skills and experience; and
  • critical thinking (problem solving and decision making).

The PTA offers fixed term appointment on conditions of employment in the Public Transport Authority Salaried Officer’s Agreement 2020. Positions are offered on a full-time basis for periods of 3 years duration, with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Further Information

For further information about each position, the HCS Program of Works or other work opportunities within the PTA, please contact Ms Sandra Dunstan, Project Business Management Officer on (08) 9326 2675 or sandra.dunstan@pta.wa.gov.au

For more information about the position please visit EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST High-Capacity Signalling (jobs.wa.gov.au)

(Applications are only accepted via the JobsWA link).

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:

You could be earning up to AUD $108 572 pa plus 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be recognised as a leader in providing world-class public transport services and solutions. As a fast growing economy, Western Australia’s public transport system is recognised as the best in Australia and is one of the most efficient, clean and safe networks in the world.Rail transport is vital for our continued success and growth through our many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s needs and expectations.Moving millions of people needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.

 

Based in Claisebrook Depot in East Perth, this position ensures the operational performance of all Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) is safe, reliable and cost effective and that all maintenance, repairs and associated works are completed to the PTA’s relevant standards and customer requirements. You will prepare technical reports on maintenance and repair activities and be involved in investigations and reporting of all OLE incidents. Supervising staff and driving team performance through the assessment of competence and identification of competence are critical deliverables of this role.

To be successful in this position you will need to possess:

  • Certificate III in ESI – Power Systems – Rail Traction
  • Demonstrated knowledge in maintenance and construction of OLE for 25 kV AC Electrified railway, including restoration of de-wirement in 25kV AC urban electrified railway
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in supervising and developing teams and individuals
  • Demonstrated ability to take control and resolve issues in emergency situations

This is an operational position that requires the successful applicant to work shift work and weekend work as required, to a 24 hour 7 day-week roster including call outs.

 

Please Note: As part of the selection process there will be a requirement for aptitude testing.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr. Cobus Cloete, Electrical Infrastructure Maintenance Manager on +61 8 9326 3308.

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

You could be earning between AUD $1540.10 and $1555.80 plus aggregation per week plus 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be recognised as a leader in providing world-class public transport services and solutions. As a fast growing economy, Western Australia’s public transport system is recognised as the best in Australia and is one of the most efficient, clean and safe networks in the world. Rail transport is vital for our continued success and growth through our many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s needs and expectations. Moving millions of people needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.

In this role, you will be responsible for effective management and support in the planning, construction and maintenance work in relation to railway Overhead Line Equipment (OLE). This position also ensures a high level of safety for persons and reliability of assets.

To be considered for this role you will need:

  • Demonstrated competency in all lower level Linesperson requirements, or the equivalent skills, knowledge and overhead maintenance experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the administrative, construction, repair and maintenance tasks required for Overhead Line Maintenance and 25kV A.C. Overhead Line Equipment including fault finding and running repairs and demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in guiding and supervising this type of work.
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and on the job training skills, with proven capacity to ensure work is completed safely and expediently.
  • Well-developed communication skills, including a demonstrated commitment and ability to work in a close team environment to successfully achieve operational and department goals.
  • Sound technical knowledge and analytical and problem solving skills to undertake the varied responsibilities and tasks of this position.

The successful candidate will also be in possession of a Western Australian ‘C’ or ‘C-A’ Drivers Licence or equivalent.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr Cobus Cloete, Electrical Infrastructure Maintenance Manager on (08) 9326 3308 for specific information about the role.

 
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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.

 Important links

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/

 

FINDING A PROPERTY TO RENT OR BUY IN PERTH
http://reiwa.com.au/
http://www.realestate.com.au/
www.domain.com.au 


WESTERN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT PORTAL
http://wa.gov.au/

WEATHER
http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/ 

HEALTH INSURANCE
http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/ 

FINANCIAL
www.ato.gov.auwww.gesb.wa.gov.au 

ELECTRICAL LICENSING
http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/energysafety/Content/Licensing/Electrical_contractors_and_workers/Licensing.html
http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/EnergySafety/Content/Publications/FormsElectrical.html
http://www.licencerecognition.gov.au/

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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