Public Transport Authproty of Western Australia

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

Want to live and work in Perth, Western Australia or looking to return home?

If you’re looking to make a lifestyle change and take the next step in your career; come and work in one of the world’s most liveable cities with the best quality of life in Australia.

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

The PTA currently has four (4) roles within the Network & Infrastructure (N&I) Division which we are seeking to fill immediately; Linespersons, Senior Linespersons Overhead Supervisor and an Overhead Superintendent.

A Linesperson carries out inspections, maintenance and construction of the overhead line equipment (OLE) and coordinates and isolates substations and network equipment. A Linesperson requires experience working on overhead maintenance.

A Senior Linesperson requires significant OLE rail experience including the construction, fault finding, repair and maintenance tasks involved in rail overhead equipment. These roles need people with leadership skills to supervise and mentor the junior staff.

Both levels of Linespersons require good literacy, numeracy, communication abilities to plan work and successfully complete the tasks assigned to you and your team. Experience within a rail environment is also an essential requirement of these roles.

An Overhead Supervisor ensures the operational performance of all OLE so that it is safe, reliable and cost effective and that all maintenance, repairs and associated works are completed to the PTA’s relevant standards and customer requirements. This role prepares technical reports on maintenance and repair activities and is involved in investigations and reporting of all OLE incidents. Supervising staff and driving team performance through the assessment and identification of competence are critical deliverables of this role.

An Overhead Superintendent is responsible for the leadership and management of the Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) maintenance team activities which include routine maintenance, construction, upgrades and modifications of the branch assets; contributing to the overall performance, reliability and compliance of the PTA.

Interested in any of these roles?

Applications will be received via

For the Linesperson and Senior Linesperson positions search for position number 30085. (Advert Closes 24/12/2020 a 5pm AWST)

For the Overhead Supervisor position search for position number 34840.

(Advert Closes 24/12/2020 a 5pm AWST)

For the Overhead Superintendent position search for position number 34454.

(Advert Closes 21/12/2020 a 5pm AWST)

Specific information pertaining to each position can be found on this website.

What do we offer?

The PTA is dedicated to building an organisational culture that attracts, retains and develops the right people, with the right skills, into the right jobs. We pride ourselves on sourcing and developing local talent, however, we recognise that we must also look to overseas to continue delivering a high performing network.

The PTA offers visa sponsorship and a generous relocation package for candidates who wish to relocate to Perth.

To find out more about the PTA and these projects, please visit