Rail Infrastructure Planner (HV)
Job Summary
Division Name:
Network & Infrastructure

Position No:

Closing Date:
2022-03-14 5:00 PM


Job Type:
Permanent - Full Time

Level 5, SOA, $94,247- $110,598 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 role plans and schedules applications for work on or near the Overhead Line Equipment, ensuring adequate isolation of the Traction Distribution System that complies with relevant procedures and rules. The role develops Isolation Earthing Plans ensuring the safe and compliant isolation of the Traction Distribution System.

The successful applicant will plan requests for authorisations of work in proximity to High Voltage Equipment.

Who we are looking for

To be considered for the role, applicants must possess an ‘A’ grade Electrical Workers licence and/or considerable experience in OLE Equipment as a Nominated Person Type B. They must also have experience in planning, scheduling and estimating.

The successful applicant will have considerable experience in accessing, reading and interpreting drawings of Overhead Lines and/or electrical assets.

There is one permanent vacancy available for 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.

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 Stacey Sweeting, Rail Infrastructure Access Superintendent on (08) 9326 2134 for specific information about the role.


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

For more information about the PTA, please visit www.pta.wa.gov.au.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to provide the following:

  1. A comprehensive CV, targeted to the requirements of the role, with two work related referees;
  1. A written application addressing Selection Criteria 1, 3 and 5 from the JDF, in no more than 3 pages; and
  1. A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.

Applicants are encouraged to use examples to support their claims against the Selection Criteria.

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).