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Overhead Line Design Engineer - Rail

GHD - Perth, WA

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Due to our continued success, our high performing Transport Group in Western Australia has a requirement for Overhead Line Design Engineers to join our busy Rail Team, which houses the largest OLE team in WA.

In this role, you will complete the technical components for a range of rail projects including:

  • Concept and detailed design for 25 kV Overhead Line Equipment including:
  • Development of layout plans
  • Preparation of cross section drawings
  • Preparation of switching designs
  • Preparation of OLE profile, bonding & other related drawings
  • Loading and design calculations
  • Other aspects of OLE design

There will be emphasis on the development and delivery of multidisciplinary projects in all rail-based technologies. You will be able to provide technical and design knowledge into projects and manage the activities of engineering and support staff in this area. You will be able to demonstrate experience in project development and OLE design area.


Skills and experience to be considered for the position includes working experience within 25kV OLE design and possession of a broad knowledge of rail systems and the rail industry with specific experience including
  • 25 kV AC OLE designs
  • OLE layout plan design, bonding layouts, cross-section and switching cross-section design
  • Preparation of OLE schedules, and undertake all relevant calculations
  • Preparation of isolation diagrams
  • Understanding of interfaces with other rail systems such as traction power, signalling, track and civil structures.
  • Proficiency in Autocad/ Microstation is essential

Why GHD?
Being the best we can be is in our culture.
We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you
Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who We Are

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Have any questions?

Contact Renee Duff
T (+08 6222 8465)

GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Job Posting

Feb 17, 2021