Permanent Way Drafting Officer
Job Summary
Division Name:
Infrastructure Planning & Land Services

Position No:

Closing Date:
2022-06-27 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 key responsibilities of this position are to design rail and road alignments using 12D or Bentley Power Rail track.  You will then be able to transfer those alignments into drawings using AutoCAD or Bentley Microstation that can be understood by stakeholders with a non-technical background.  You will use your understanding of applying geometric requirements, design and setting out of civil engineering route works conforming to the requirements of PTA’s passenger railways.

This is a demanding role that offers many challenges across various projects within the PTA and the right person will thrive on the opportunities that may be offered.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for applicants who possess a Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent with eligibility for Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (Australia). Alternatively, applicants must have significant relevant work experience in a related field.

The successful applicant will have experience in the design of civil works of railways and be able to showcase their sound understanding and application of the geometric requirements, design and setting out of civil engineering route works of railways.

We need someone who is computer literate and has experience using:

  • Computer Aided Drafting technology;
  • AutoCAD design package or equivalent; and
  • 12D computer design packages or equivalent.

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. Paul Syers, Permanent Way Design Manager on (08) 9326 2565 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 that focuses on the Essential Work Related Requirement 1 (Job Specific) as per the JDF;
  2. A written application addressing Essential Work Related Requirements 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the job description form in no more than three pages;
  3. *A copy of your of Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent that is acceptable for membership for Engineers Australia; and
  4. A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.

*Note – applicants that do not have a Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent must demonstrate significant relevant work experience in their written application.

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).