Security Engineer
Job Summary
Division Name:
Operational Systems and Technology

Position No:

Closing Date:
2021-12-15 5:00 PM

East Perth

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 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

The Operational Systems and Technology Branch is seeking an experienced Security Engineer to design and implement both physical and wireless networks, including those for computer communications and telecommunications, provide technical expertise and knowledge to operations and maintenance requirements and monitor contemporary trends and technological advances at a national and international level, reporting on the impacts of trends and making recommendations on the introduction of new technology

As a senior member of the Security and Network Controls team, you will contribute to both the branch operational performance and the reliability of assets leading to the effective delivery of network services for the PTA.

About you

Relevant tertiary / professional qualification in Computer Science and / or Networking as well as extensive experience of managing a complex network environment is essential for the role.

To be effective and successful in this role, you will have proven experience in providing engineering support in the planning, design, delivery and maintenance of Network Security Infrastructure in an asset intensive environment without disrupting business operations. Your ability to provide leadership to others and contribute to the achievement of agreed outcomes for a team, maintain positive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and resolve complex technical and operational problems and issues are also crucial to your success in this role.

There is currently one (1) full time permanent position available. Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to appoint to similar positions that may arise in the Agency within the next twelve (12) months on permanent or fixed-term basis with the possibility of further extension(s) and/or permanency.

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.


Applicants are advised of the WA Government’s recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA (including Public Transport). Applicants may be required to be vaccinated to be eligible for employment. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

Please contact David Taylor, Security And Network Control Manager on (08) 9326 5841 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 your relevant qualifications, skills, abilities and suitability to the role, considering the Selection Criteria 1 to 4 from the JDF, in no more than 3 pages
  • Core Competencies
  • Management and Leadership
  • Communication and Interpersonal
  • Conceptual Analytical and Problem Solving;
  1. A copy of your relevant qualifications that meet the requirements of the role(s); and
  1. A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.

Please note: It is intended that interviews for this position will be held during the week of 10 January 2022.

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).