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 role will provide engineering expertise for the maintenance, design, construction, upgrade and modifications of 25kV Traction Power system. Importantly, the role reviews the operational performance of all the Traction Power systems including the planning and scheduling of all preventative, corrective and breakdown maintenance, and provides recommendations to the Principal Electrical Engineer. Additionally, the role carries out inspection, testing and modelling to ensure traction power system compliance, reliability and performance alignment to PTA’s 2051 vision.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for applicants with a Degree in Engineering (Electrical).
Additionally, we are looking for applicants who have an understanding of High Voltage protection relays and SCADA systems and demonstrated experience in the design, construction and maintenance principles for 25kV Traction Power in an electrified railway environment.
To be successful in this role applicants must have considerable ability to quickly assimilate complex technical engineering principles and issues and apply these in an operational environment. Also, you must have demonstrated experience in project and contract management.
The successful applicant must have the ability to work shift work and/or weekend work as required to a 24-hour 7 day roster while involved in fault finding, maintenance and construction activities, sometimes at short notice.
The PTA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur for up to 12 months.
Please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for full details about the position, including any special requirements relevant to appointment.
Please contact Navid Nikraz, Principal Electrical Engineer on 0415 984 254 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 provide the following:
- A current CV with two work related referees;
- A written application addressing Selection Criteria 1 and 2 from the JDF, in no more than 2 pages; and
- A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.
Applicants are requested to apply online using the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the screen. Please note the closing date and time, as no emailed, late, or pro forma applications will be accepted.