Public Transport Authproty of Western Australia

Organisation: The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
Location: Australia

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

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the position of Perway Superintendent within the PTA. This position is located in the Track Branch of the Network and Infrastructure Division and is responsible for the leadership and management of the Track Maintenance team activities. This includes routine maintenance, construction, upgrades and modifications of the branch assets and contributing to the overall performance, reliability and compliance of the PTA network. The incumbent will contribute to developing a positive safety culture, contributing ideas and opinions for continuous improvement in workplace safety and maintenance delivery ensuring works are carried out in compliance with PTA and other legislative requirements.

To be suitable for this position you will need:

  • Substantial experience in the maintenance of civil/track assets, including substantial experience applying track maintenance and construction policies, techniques and procedures;
  • Good experience and understanding of the capabilities of major tools and machineries required for maintenance and construction of track in a railway environment:
  • Substantial experience in applying safety management systems and knowledge of current Rail Safety Legislation;
  • Suitable experience working in a rail environment with: possession of a relevant Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics, preferably Certificate IV in Rail Infrastructure; OR a Civil or Mechanical Engineering Degree; OR a Diploma in a relevant field.

There is one position available for an immediate start. 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. On-call and availability allowance rates to apply as per the Public Transport Authority Salaried Officers Industrial Agreement 2019.

Please note: all international and non-citizen candidates will be considered for this vacancy. We will offer assistance with visa sponsorship and relocation for suitably qualified and experienced candidates who meet the criteria.

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 Derrick Ruane, Track Infrastructure Maintenance Manager on +61 429 643 725 for specific information about the role.

For more information about the PTA, please visit

How to Apply

To register your interest in this vacancy please go to:

Please search for position number 32516 and follow the online directions on how to lodge your application.

Applicants are requested to provide the following information:

  1. A current CV with two work related referees; and
  2. 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.