Rail Safety Advisor
Job Summary
Division Name:
Safety, Freight and Business Management Systems

Position No:

Closing Date:
2023-02-07 5:00 PM

East Perth

Job Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time

Level 5, SOA, $94,247 - $110,598 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

We are seeking applications from experienced candidates to fill the role of Rail Safety Advisor. This position sits within the Safety, Freight & Business Management Systems division and reports directly to the Manager Safeworking. In this role the incumbent will support the development and delivery of the PTA’s Safeworking system and projects, ensuring that the strategic Safeworking objectives of the organisation are consistently achieved. The winning candidate will drive positive cultural change in Safeworking and competence of rail safety workers through professional advice and guidance; will deliver Safeworking assurance activities of the PTA safety management system identified with the role and as directed by the PTA’s Manager Safeworking. 

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification OR substantial relevant experience.
  • Sound knowledge of Safeworking rules, procedures and rail safety activities.
  • Sound knowledge of Rail Safety National Law.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake rail accident/incident investigations and audits.

There is one fixed term appointment available for an immediate start to the 30/6/2024 with the possibility of extensions and/or permanency. Applicants must be in possession of a current WA ‘C’ or ‘C-A’ class Driver’s Licence or equivalent and must have the ability to work outside normal working hours, including callouts.

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.

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.

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 Peter Lassen, Manager Safeworking on (08) 9326 3478 for specific information about the role.

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;
  1. A covering letter outlining your relevant skills, abilities and suitability for the position as per 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 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).