Mechanical Engineer - Rollingstock
Job Summary
Division Name:
Transperth Train Operations

Position No:
Pool Ref 34745

Closing Date:
2021-11-25 5:00 PM


Job Type:
Permanent - Full Time

Level 6, SOA, $109,330 - $128,625 pa plus 10% superannuation
About the Job

The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be a leader in providing world-class public transport services. PTA’s urban passenger rail service has been rated best overall out of five Australian capital city passenger rail systems by Canstar Blue year-on-year since 2011. Investment in the PTA rail network is occurring at an unprecedented level through many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s future needs and expectations. Moving millions of people safely, efficiently and reliably needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.

The rolling stock team is growing and developing its capabilities to manage PTA’s current and future rolling stock assets. We aspire to industry best practice in our engineering and management activities and foster a collaborative and high performing team environment.

The Role

In this position, you will provide mechanical engineering support for acquisition, design, modification and maintenance of the Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) electric and diesel rolling stock and use mechanical engineering expertise to assist with the management of outsourced PTA rolling stock maintenance contracts. The role will assist in fault finding and the development of repair procedures, rolling stock specifications, manuals, drawings and spare part specifications, undertaking design reviews, and commissioning new rolling stock.

About you

Relevant Engineering Qualifications (mechanical / mechatronics) as well as proven experience in rolling stock, heavy mobile equipment engineering and maintenance or in a relevant mechanical engineering discipline is essential for the role.

To be effective and successful in this role, you will have demonstrated understanding and experience in contract and project management and sound leadership skills including the ability to provide clear advice, direction and appropriate feedback to multi-disciplinary project teams. Your ability to lead, manage, mentor and develop staff, develop and maintain positive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and your experience in using computer aided design software such as Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, or equivalent are also crucial to your success in this role.

This is a pool recruitment process where suitable applicants will be placed in a pool for 12 months from which full-time, part-time, permanent or fixed term appointments with the possibility of further extension(s) and/or permanency will be made.  Currently there is one (1) full time permanent position available for immediate appointment.

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.

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 Geoffrey Hingston, Principal Assurance Engineer on (08) 9326 2759 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;
  1. A written application addressing Selection Criteria 1 to 3 from the JDF, in no more than 2 pages.
  • Core Competencies
  • Computer Literacy
  • Management and Leadership, and;
  1. 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).