Track Inspector
Job Summary
Division Name:
Network & Infrastructure

Position No:

Closing Date:
2022-09-21 5:00 PM


Job Type:
Permanent - Full Time

Level 3, SOA, $76,114 - $87,685 pa plus 10.5% 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 Track Inspector will assist with the inspection, protection, certification and reporting on the safe and proper condition of all of Track Assets across the PTA network. The role also provides technical guidance, expertise and support in the maintenance and repair of Track Assets to meet all the PTA’s requirements and standards.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for qualified Track Inspectors who have completed Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure and who have experience inspecting railway systems/perways. You will have well-developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people.

Importantly, applicants will need to demonstrate a relevant understanding of:

  • Technical standards and codes of practice, particularly as they apply to the Perway
  • Railway Safety Management; and
  • Track fundamentals.

This is an operational position and applicants will need to work unsocial and irregular hours including shift and weekend work.

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 Robert Fellows, Track Maintenance Superintendent on 0460 651 239 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 (one being a current supervisor);
  1. A one page cover letter outlining your relevant skills, abilities and suitability for the position as per the JDF; and
  1. 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).