Rail Design Engineer
Job Summary
Division Name:
Infrastructure Planning & Land Services

Position No:

Closing Date:
2022-06-08 5:00 PM

East Perth

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 Rail Design Engineer contributes to the development of concepts and ideas for major improvements, primarily for the suburban rail system in Perth and for passenger rail systems beyond the metropolitan area, principally in relation to railway permanent way designs.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for applicants who possess a Degree in Civil Engineering that is acceptable for membership of Engineers Australia and who can demonstrate engineering experience in a railway environment. You must have sound understanding of permanent way design and good experience in applying Australian design standards and codes in producing the permanent way designs.

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 the appointment.

Please contact Bandhu Tiwari Vishwa, Permanent Way Design Manager on (08) 9326 3683 for specific information about the role.


Applicants are advised of the WA Government’s 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.

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 current CV with two work related referees that focuses Essential Work Related Requirement 1 (Job Specific) from the JDF;
  2. A written application addressing Essential Work Related Requirements 2, 3 and 4 in the job description form in no more than three pages;
  3. A copy of your of Degree in Civil Engineering that is acceptable for membership of Engineers Australia; and
  4. 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).