Port Hedland

Central and Northern Regions Directorate

Work Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time

Level 1 $53,913 - $67,044 pa MRWA EBA + 10.5% superannuation

Position Number:

Closing Date:
2022-09-27 1:00 PM

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Technical Trainee Engineering

Start a career that’s really going places.

Main Roads is not just about roads. It’s about people.

People need to get to work, home and everywhere in between and businesses rely on our roads. With a rich history dating back to 1926 and exciting future ahead, Main Roads Western Australia is the WA State Government agency responsible for managing the State's road network safely, connecting people and places.

This opportunity is a key role located in the iconic Pilbara region, which is home to some of the world’s most epic national parks, hundreds of islands with dazzling white beaches and untouched coral gardens and unique communities of the rugged outback. There is so much to see and do and working in the Pilbara provides the ultimate outback to ocean combination, offering stunning scenery to beautiful beaches, providing an idyllic location to start your next adventure. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself https://youtu.be/VIZI9E5dgdQ

What’s on offer?

A two-year traineeship that will expose you to various aspects of civil and structural engineering. We will coach and support you through completing a Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering course whilst providing you with a network of personal and professional development, including offering a wide range of social activities for you to experience as a valued part of the team.

What work will I be doing?

From getting out on site overseeing delivery projects to getting stuck into the nitty gritty of design drawings, no two days will be the same. You will have the opportunity to rotate across a wide range of teams exposing you to materials engineering, planning, project development, and asset management whilst learning what it takes to keep our roads safe. You will grow and learn from various subject matter experts who want to see you succeed. As part of a regional cohort of trainees just like you, you will always have a friend to share your experiences with.

What we are looking for?

This Port Hedland based position commences in January 2023 and is open to a range of individuals who see the benefit from a supported program that wants to give back to the community. You may be a recent school leaver, or someone who is seeking a career change or potentially someone who may want to step outside their comfort zone and take a step into a new engineering direction. Besides your commitment to teamwork, integrity and working together we require you to have confidence in your ATAR level maths abilities. A certificate III in Engineering or related field advantageous.

How does a traineeship work?

As part of the traineeship, you will:

  • Work with us fulltime whilst you complete the two-year traineeship
  • Complete all 18 modules during designated work time
  • Attend classroom-based training in Perth twice a year, with all our other trainees across the State (we take care of the travel and accommodation)
  • Be supported every step of the way by our friendly Trainee Coordinator who is dedicated to ensuring you are developing and learning at your best.

At the end of two years once you complete your Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering, enjoy an ongoing career with long term development opportunities at Main Roads.

Get ready to apply. It’s simple.

Applying is simple and straightforward. As a community focused organisation, we value transparency and an honest conversation.

Apply online at www.jobs.wa.gov.au/ and submit the following documentation:

  • A resume including any casual jobs or work experience you may have had
  • A completed Traineeship Application Form
  • A copy of your current school results (Year 12, Semester 1 report); or your final Year 12 results; or your Cert III in Engineering or related field – if relevant
  • Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency

For this traineeship you will need hold a ‘C’ class Drivers licence and also complete a pre-employment medical.

The extra bits.

In addition to a competitive base salary and 10.5% superannuation, you will also receive a range of extras working in the Pilbara region. For more information on the benefits Main Roads offers in Port Hedland or if you have any questions on the traineeship, please contact Marie Allan, Trainee Coordinator on 9323 4824 or email careerpathways@mainroads.wa.gov.au

Main Roads is committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal people in employment. This position is being advertised as a measure to achieve equality under section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). Therefore, applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who meet the minimum criteria will be primarily considered for this role.