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Permanent Way Engineer in Perth CBD, Western Australia, Australia

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA), is an innovative Government Agency and a highly sought-after employer offering once in a lifetime opportunities to work on major rail infrastructure projects. The PTA is looking for qualified and experienced engineers and transport professionals to help grow and maintain the state’s public transport network.

In addition to maintaining the existing network the Government has recently commenced a major program of rail projects named METRONET with the aim of updating & extending the Perth metropolitan rail network and is looking for experienced rail engineers across a number of disciplines to help deliver these exciting phases of work

We are looking to hear from experienced Permanent Way Engineers interested in emigrating to Australia, in this role you will be working within the Major Projects Unit (MPU) across any number of projects within the METRONET banner of works this is the State Government’s long-term public transport plan to connect Perth suburbs and reduce road congestion. The project will see transport investment as a vehicle for positive land-use planning, changing the face of Perth’s public transport network, promoting economic growth and creating job opportunities.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Perway Design and Planning

  • Provides high level technical input in the development of concepts and ideas for major improvements, primarily for the suburban rail system in Perth and for passenger rail systems beyond the metropolitan area as required.
  • Prepares permanent way designs including earthworks and drainage.
  • Reviews permanent way, track structure, and component designs submitted by others.
  • Provides specialist advice regarding permanent way layout, track structure and components.
  • Prepares alignment and profile designs for railway routes.
  • Reviews and updates permanent way design, standards and codes of practice.

Leadership and Management

  • Responsible for the effective management and leadership of project teams which may include managing multiple work groups.

To be suitable for the role you will have:

  • Relevant technical expertise, including a degree in civil engineering that is acceptable for membership of Engineers Australia.
  • Substantial, relevant engineering experience in a railway environment, including sound experience in permanent way design and a thorough understanding of track structure, route selection, the design of alignments for track routes, turnouts, track components, earthworks and drainage.
  • Well developed knowledge of CAD drafting and appropriate software experience.

If you’re looking to make a lifestyle change and take the next step in your career and live and work in one of the world’s most liveable cities offering wonderful professional opportunities and the best quality of life in Australia, then "apply now", for the role. Please also confirm you are happy with the salary bandings for the role you are applying for, what your notice period is with your current employer and what steps (if any) you have previously taken in relation to emigration to Australia.

The PTA offers sponsorship and a relocation package for candidates who meet the criteria and wish to relocate from overseas.

We apologise but only suitably qualified individuals will be contacted

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