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.

 


 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 specific information about the Major Project positions please contact Mr Andrew Cartledge, Director Special Projects by phone on +618 9326 2122; or mobile 0417 921 607.

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

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 $126,599 pa including 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

This position assists with the development, modification and monitoring of signalling and level crossing warning safety systems and infrastructure including preparation, checking and reviewing of designs.It also assists in ensuring safe, reliable, cost effective, quality signalling & train control systems and services that comply with regulations and standards are provided to meet business needs.

If you would like specific information about the Network & Infrastructure positions please contact Ms Deborah Siedmiogrodzki, Business Manager by phone on +618 9326 2078.

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

You could be earning up to AUD $126,599 pa including 9.5% employer contributed superannuation.

This position is responsible for the provision of engineering expertise for the maintenance, design, construction, upgrades and modifications of 25kVAC Overhead Line Equipment.It also reviews the operational performance of all the Overhead Line Equipment system including the planning and scheduling of all maintenance and repairs and provides recommendations to the Principal Electrical Engineer.

If you would like specific information about the Network & Infrastructure positions please contact Ms Deborah Siedmiogrodzki, Business Manager by phone on +618 9326 2078.

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 or Mr. Leo Beyers, Electrical Engineering Manager on +61 8 9326 2937.

You could be earning up to AUD $142,751 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.

This position is responsible for the management of the PTA’s rail safety investigation process, leading investigations, building professional relationships within the organisation, producing quality investigation reports, developing and reviewing applicable policies, procedures and facilitating training programs.

The successful applicant will require an extensive knowledge and experience in leading high level rail safety investigations, including the ability to make recommendations that promote and support achieve continual improvement. Knowledge of regulatory investigation requirements and standards is also essential.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr David Browne, Executive Director, Safety, Freight & Business Management Systems on (08) 9326 2858.

You could be earning up to AUD $142 751 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.

The PTA currently have a permanent vacancy for a Manager Rail Freight Infrastructure. This role has the responsibility for managing the lease of the WA Government owned rail freight network, access arrangements for third party operators seeking to enter the PTA’s rail network on behalf of the General Manager Network & Infrastructure as well as providing high level advice on rail freight proposals.

The suitable applicant for this role will have extensive knowledge and experience in an operational rail freight environment. The suitable applicant will also have experience in managing an organisational rail access regime and experience in research and analysis, including the ability to interpret and apply legislation and standards. Ideally applicants should have experience in the management of infrastructure leases.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr. David Browne, Executive Director, Safety, Freight & Business Management Systems on +61 8 9326 2858.

You could be earning up to AUD $142 751 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.

The PTA currently has a permanent vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Facilities. In this role the successful applicant will provide professional engineering expertise to the Facilities and Infrastructure (F&I) Branch. This will involve work related to asset management plans, technical standards, procedures and instructions as well as the provision of technical leadership, advice and guidance to F&I project teams. This will ensure adequate engineering assurance and capability and solid experience in operations and maintenance is in place to support the effective management of assets.

The suitable applicant will have relevant qualifications and substantial experience in building services systems design, commissioning and maintenance with a particular focus on asset management, lifecycle and asset reliability. Substantial experience in engineering and knowledge of asset renewals and replacement including the planning, design and delivery of maintenance and/or construction works in an operational asset intensive environment is required. Additionally, substantial experience in applying asset management frameworks and leading the development of management strategy in an operational team is required. The management of financial/physical resource to achieve agreed outcomes and the management of engineering performance of contractors and project teams is also a requirement for the suitable applicant.

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact Mr. Ray Victor, Manager Facilities and Infrastructure on +61 8 9326 3937.

 
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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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