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Overhead Engineers

Government of Western Australia - East Perth, WA

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Overhead Engineers

Job Summary

Division Name:
Network & Infrastructure

Position No:
Pool Ref 35121

Closing Date:
2021-04-08 5:00 PM

East Perth

Job Type:
Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Full Time

Level 5-6, SOA, $93,234 - $127,612 pa plus 9.5% 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. Efficient public transport is vital for the continued growth of the Western Australian economy and with investment in expansion of the urban rail network continuing via programs such as METRONET, the PTA needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.

The Roles

The PTA is seeking qualified overhead engineers at Level 5 and Level 6 to provide overhead engineering support to the Network and Infrastructure Division, including various METRONET and major infrastructure projects. We have a range of engineering positions to fill on a permanent and fixed term, full time basis.

Our Overhead Engineers (Level 5) provide engineering advice and support for the maintenance, design, construction, upgrades and modifications of 25kV Overhead Line Equipment. Checks and reviews the operational performance of all the Overhead Line Equipment systems including the planning and scheduling of all maintenance and repairs and provides recommendations to the Principal Electrical Engineer

Our Senior Overhead Engineers (Level 6) are responsible for the provision of engineering expertise for the maintenance, design, construction, upgrades and modifications of 25kVAC Overhead Line Equipment. It also reviews the operational performance of all the Overhead Line Equipment system including the planning and scheduling of all maintenance and repairs and provides recommendations to the Principal Electrical Engineer.

All applicants are also required to be in possession of a tertiary Electrical Engineering or equivalent recognised by the Institute of Engineers Australia. You will also need to have well-developed communication and problem solving skills as well as the ability to organise your work to meet agreed targets.

If you have a passion for rail and want to further your career as an Electrical Engineer, please follow the instructions below on how to apply.


This is a pool recruitment process where suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which permanent full time appointments will be made within the next 12 months. Offers may be made on a permanent or fixed term basis with possible extensions and/or permanency.

Please note: Open to non-permanent Residents/Citizens. We will offer assistance with relocation and visa sponsorship for suitably qualified and experienced international candidates who meet the criteria.

Why Perth, Western Australia

Did you know Perth is the sunniest state capital averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year – that’s around 300 days per year with great weather around beautiful beaches, parks, cafes and bars! With a world class public transport, and almost everything quickly accessible by good road infrastructure, Perth offers an exceptionally high standard of living! For the PTA employees our headquarters is only 30 minutes from beautiful coastal beaches and 5 minutes from the CBD.

In addition you will be working in the friendly and professional environment of the Network and Infrastructure division, where there are many opportunities for career development plus making a difference to the lives of Western Australians for now and generations to come!

Further Information

For further information on this position, please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF). You can also gain more detailed information on the role and responsibilities by contacting Mr Robert Stacey, Electrical Engineering Manager on (08) 9326 2937.

Please visit our website at for more information on the PTA.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to provide the following: * A comprehensive resume.

  • 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.



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).

Government of Western Australia