Regional Traineeship (Engineering Associate)
Central and Northern Regions Directorate
Position No:
Level 1 $52,913 - $66,044 or Level 1 (17 - 20 years) $31,160 - $48,548 pa MRWA EBA + 9.5% superannuation
Work Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
South Hedland
Closing Date:
2020-09-21 1:00 PM

Start a career that’s really going places.

Please note: the closing date for this vacancy has been extended to Monday, 21 September 2020 at 1pm.

Main Roads is committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal people in employment. This position is being advertised as a measure to achieve equality under section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). Therefore, applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who meet the minimum criteria will be primarily considered for this role.

People need to get to work, home and everywhere in between and businesses rely on our roads. With a rich history dating back to 1926 and an exciting future ahead, Main Roads Western Australia is the WA State Government agency responsible for managing the State's road network safely, connecting people and places. Main Roads is not just about roads. It’s about people.

Main Roads Western Australia is offering Regional Engineering Associate Traineeships to enthusiastic and invested individuals who are interested in working in and around the Pilbara Region. This hands-on South Hedland based position commences in January 2021 and is available for recent Year 12 leavers; or current Year 12 students completing WACE General or ATAR, with a minimum of C grades; or individuals who have recently completed a Certificate III in Engineering or related field.

This is a full-time fixed term position for a period of up to 24 months (with the possibility of extension or permanency). If we find you suitable but don’t offer you a position straight away, we may consider you for available positions within the next 12 months.

What work will I be doing?

You won’t be driving a roller or fixing pot holes. This two-year traineeship will develop you in a Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering. You will grow your engineering skill set with hand-on experience across drafting, construction, materials engineering and structural design. On the job you will be part of a close knit team, providing technical support to various asset management planning activities for road programs, getting involved in assessing road condition, or learning about quality of construction techniques on small construction projects.

Along with some formal training, you’ll learn on-the-job, guided by your supervisor, plus there’s a network of support that will help you feel like a valued member of the community. To experience what our backyard has to offer, there is a wide range of social activities for you to explore.

How does a traineeship work?

As part of the traineeship you will:

  • work full time with Main Roads while completing your two year traineeship
  • attend classroom based training in Perth twice a year, with all our other trainees across the State.
  • be supported every step of the way – our friendly trainee coordinator is dedicated to ensuring you are developing and learning at your best.

At the end of two years, you will complete your Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering and enjoy an ongoing career with long term development opportunities at Main Roads.

What we are looking for

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with strong problem solving skills who love to get involved and take on new challenges and responsibilities. You enjoy working as part of a team and creating a lasting positive impact in your local community. You have an interest in developing a career with Main Roads and understanding what our State’s road network is all about.

Get ready to apply. It’s simple.

Applying is simple and straightforward. As a community focused organisation, we value transparency and an honest conversation.

Click the Apply for Job button below and submit the following documentation:

  • A resume including any casual jobs or work experience you may have had
  • A completed Traineeship Application Form
  • A copy of your current school results (Year 12, Semester 1 report); or your final Year 12 results; or your Cert III in Engineering or related field
  • Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

For this traineeship you will need hold a ‘C’ class Drivers licence and also complete a pre-employment medical.

The extra bits.

In addition to a competitive base salary and 9.5% superannuation, you will also receive a range of extras working in the Pilbara region. For more information on the benefits Main Roads offers in South Hedland, please refer to the information sheet on our website

If you have any questions on the traineeship, please contact Katherine Davie, Workforce Development Manager on 9323 4817 or email

- regional traineeship brochure.pdf
- regional traineeship application form.docx

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