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Graduate Engineer (Mechanical)

Government of Western Australia - East Perth, WA

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Graduate Engineer (Mechanical)

Job Summary

Division Name:
People and Organisational Development

Position No:

Closing Date:
2021-04-19 12:00 PM

East Perth

Job Type:
Permanent - Full Time

Level 2/4, SOA, $64,941 - $94,335 pa plus superannuation

About the Job

Are you looking to start your career with one of Australia’s leading public transport providers? Do you want to be part of a friendly, supportive and professional working environment?

If you have recently completed your mechanical engineering degree or will be at the end of this year, we encourage you to apply for our graduate program in 2022!

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

The PTA has an exciting opportunity for recent graduates, or students who graduate this year, with a major in mechanical engineering to join our graduate program in February 2022.

Our Graduate Development Program is a two year program, with permanent appointment on successful completion of the program, offers you comprehensive training and on-the-job experience, along with the opportunity to work with the people responsible for delivering our world class public transport system. By rotating through our organisation you will have the opportunity to work in diverse business areas with access to leading-edge technology. Areas of rotation could include Rollingstock, Track, Overhead Line Equipment, METRONET and Major Projects.

The PTA offers a friendly and professional working environment and a range of benefits. For more information on the PTA please visit our website at:

Further Information

Please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for full details about the position including any special requirements relevant to appointment.

For further information on the role and responsibilities of the position please contact Steven Osborn, Workforce Development Consultant, on (08) 9326 2909 or email .

How to Apply

To apply for the 2022 Graduate Development Program applicants will have:

  • Completed a relevant Bachelor degree recently, or will complete by the end of 2020
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
  • A current CV
  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript for all relevant qualifications
  • A written application addressing the following selection criteria as per the Job Description Form (JDF) in no more than two (2) pages
(2) Communication and Interpersonal

(3) Conceptual, Analytical and Problem Solving

(4) Organisation
  • A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.
Applicants must apply online using the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the screen. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read the attached Job Application Package as it will assist you in applying for this position.

Applicants who are short listed for further assessment will be asked to undertake psychometric testing. Course Weighted Average Marks (WAM’s) and psychometric testing results will be assessed as part of the application process. Please refer to the Graduate Recruitment Process Map for further details pertaining to the recruitment process and associated timeframes.

Please ensure you allow plenty of time to lodge your application as late, pro forma or emailed applications will not be accepted.

The PTA recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and encourage women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

Applicants found suitable through this process may be considered to fill similar vacancies.


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