Track Engineering Manager
Job Summary
Division Name:
Network & Infrastructure

Position No:

Closing Date:
2021-11-05 5:00 PM

East Perth

Job Type:
Permanent - Full Time

Level 8, SOA, $142,581 - $164,604 pa plus 10% superannuation
About the Job

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 Role

We currently have a permanent full-time opportunity for a Track Engineering Manager within our Network & Infrastructure (N&I) Division.  The Track Engineering Manager is a key role within N&I. It leads the track engineering and track maintenance function ensuring the PTA’s infrastructure is safe and fit for purpose.  The position ensures asset management plans, maintenance regimes, projects and all other associated activities are conducted in a manner compliant to PTA and regulatory requirements.

To be successful in this role you will be a chartered member of the Institute of Engineers Australia or have relevant professional engineering qualifications that would satisfy the admission requirement for professional membership to the Institution of Engineers Australia and a willingness to achieve chartered status within an agreed period after appointment.  You will also have extensive leadership experience within the rail industry in the track discipline.  This will include the ability to lead and manage teams in the delivery of planning, design, commissioning, maintenance and construction works.

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.

Further Information

Please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for full details about the position, including any special requirements relevant to appointment.

Please contact Mr Elwyn Gearon, General Manager – N&I on (08) 9326 2871 for specific information about the role.

For more information about the PTA, please visit

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to provide the following:

  1. A current CV with two work related referees;
  2. A written application addressing all the Selection Criteria from the JDF in no more than 5 pages; and
  3. 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.


About the PTA
The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) is responsible for the operation of all bus, train and ferry public transport services in the greater metropolitan area under the Transperth brand. It also operates public transport services in regional centres, operates road coach and rail passenger services to regional area under the Transwa brand, and administers School Bus Services (SBS).