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Job Title : Senior Engineer – Operational Technology


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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 looking for an individual with a special skillset to fill the role of Senior Engineer – Operational Technology. This position sits within the Network & Infrastructure Division and is responsible for providing engineering design, development, modification and monitoring services for operational technology and other infrastructure asset management systems ensuring compliance with regulations and standards. The incumbent will lead the planning and implementation of new systems and technology, including testing of equipment as Test Engineer or as Witnessing Engineer for Contractor’s testing and commissioning. They will prepare, review and develop technical specifications, engineering maintenance instructions, service schedules, work practices, type approvals and technical training manuals.

To be considered for this position you will need:

  • Possession of an appropriate Engineering Degree that would satisfy the admission requirement for corporate membership to the Institute of Engineers Australia OR an appropriate Engineering Diploma qualification and extensive relevant railway engineering experience;
  • Detailed knowledge and experience (recent) in the design and commissioning of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) installations and SCADA systems;
  • Substantial experience in train control systems including fault finding of train control systems, SCADA systems, PLC installations, power signalling and associated field equipment.

This is a fixed term appointment of 18 months with a possibility of extension and/or permanency. Applicants must be in possession of a current WA ‘C’ or ‘C-A’ class Driver’s Licence or equivalent; have the ability to work unsociable hours; be available for callouts; and to travel and stay away from home station, sometimes at short notice. 

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool for 12 months from which fixed term appointments with possibility of extension and/or permanency will be made.

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 John Reeve, Manager Operational Technology, on (08) 9326 2672 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 2 pages; and
  1. A completed attached integrity and qualification consent form 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.