Railway Operations Planner

Railway Operations Planner

Rail Planning | East Perth, Western Australia, AU

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Description


Railway Operations Planner Job Summary Division Name:
Infrastructure Planning & Land Services
Position No:
36431
Closing Date:
2023-02-03 5:00 PM
Location:
East Perth
Job Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Salary:
Level 5, SOA, $94,247 - $110,598 pa plus 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. 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

We are seeking a qualified individual, with rail passenger transport knowledge, to fill the role of Rail Operations Planner within our Infrastructure Planning & Land Services division (IP&LS). In this role you will be required to assist in the development of the PTA operations vision and strategy for passenger rail network, ensuring that sound operational requirements are at the forefront of decision making. The incumbent will provide technical support and advice on strategic rail operations planning to the IP&LS division and to the PTA, and will also maintain the rail operations model, schematics and plans in accordance with the PTA’s Standards.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

An appropriate Planning or Transport Degree or Diploma, or near completion of, an approved equivalent.
Demonstrated understanding of planning and design in relation to long term planning in public transport or a similar industry.
Demonstrated understanding of rail network operations and the interdependencies between key railway infrastructure and systems as applicable to operations planning, eg track, signalling and overhead power.
Experience in computer modelling and quantitative analysis using contemporary computer software relevant to transport operations planning, preferably rail network simulation modelling using appropriate specialist software.

This is a fixed term opportunity to the 29 August 2025 with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur for up to 12 months.

The PTA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

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 more information about the PTA, please visit .

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to provide the following:

A current CV with two work related referees;
A written application addressing the following Selection Criteria from the JDF, in no more than 4 pages;
CORE COMPETENCIES
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL
COMPUTER LITERACY
A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) 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.
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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).
Position Title Railway Operations Planner Agency Public Transport Authority Salary Location East Perth Unit/Division Infrastructure Planning & Land Services Branch Rail Planning Work Type Fixed Term - Full Time Position No. 36431 Closing Date Position Title Railway Operations Planner Branch Rail Planning Location East Perth Work Type Fixed Term - Full Time Closing Date Salary Agency Public Transport Authority Company Information Description
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

We are seeking a qualified individual, with rail passenger transport knowledge, to fill the role of Rail Operations Planner within our Infrastructure Planning & Land Services division (IP&LS). In this role you will be required to assist in the development of the PTA operations vision and strategy for passenger rail network, ensuring that sound operational requirements are at the forefront of decision making. The incumbent will provide technical support and advice on strategic rail operations planning to the IP&LS division and to the PTA, and will also maintain the rail operations model, schematics and plans in accordance with the PTA’s Standards.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

An appropriate Planning or Transport Degree or Diploma, or near completion of, an approved equivalent.
Demonstrated understanding of planning and design in relation to long term planning in public transport or a similar industry.
Demonstrated understanding of rail network operations and the interdependencies between key railway infrastructure and systems as applicable to operations planning, eg track, signalling and overhead power.
Experience in computer modelling and quantitative analysis using contemporary computer software relevant to transport operations planning, preferably rail network simulation modelling using appropriate specialist software.

This is a fixed term opportunity to the 29 August 2025 with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur for up to 12 months.

The PTA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

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 more information about the PTA, please visit .

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to provide the following:

A current CV with two work related referees;
A written application addressing the following Selection Criteria from the JDF, in no more than 4 pages;
CORE COMPETENCIES
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL
COMPUTER LITERACY
A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) 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.
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