Track Engineers

  • Working In Australia
Full time

Job Description

Western Australia provides one the largest deposits of Iron Ore across the globe. With 16 Mine sites across the state, a state-of-the-art operations centre in Perth’s eastern suburbs and an exceptional head office of professionals within Perth’s Central Business District headquarters, Rio Tinto is searching for experienced Rail Engineers to join their team.


They operate 200 locomotives on more than 1,700 kilometres of track in the Pilbara, transporting ore from 16 mines to four port terminals. The average return distance of these trains is about 800 kilometres with the average journey cycle, including loading and dumping, taking approximately 40 hours. Their network is the largest privately owned and operated heavy haul rail system in Australia, and as they focus on the future, their vision is to become the greatest heavy haul railway in the world.


They are seeking Track Engineers with experience working on a rail network. These unique roles will give you the opportunity to work alongside and learn from the best people in the rail industry as well as to be at the forefront of rail innovation and work on the world’s first automated heavy-haul freight network


The Track Engineer will be based in Perth, Western Australia. A competitive remuneration package is on offer along with benefits that help you to live the lifestyle you want such as family friendly rosters.


The Track Engineer will be required to fulfil the accountabilities outlined below:

  • Investigate asset and systems failures and identify solutions to prevent reoccurrences
  • Monitor effectiveness of engineering standard requirements and safety cases to provide assurance on compliance
  • Review maintenance process and procedures in order to improve safety and asset performance
  • Inspect and audit asset and systems infrastructure as part of assurance activities
  • Investigate and assess maintenance breakdowns and implement corrective actions
  • Analyse operating performance of assets and implement improvement projects to eliminate defects
  • Provide safety in design through identifying critical risks and processes to eliminate risk
  • Participate in design assurance processes to validate that designs meet requirements
  • Create and maintain requirements sets
  • Manage the delivery of change from inception to completion


About You

You will require the following skills, attributes and qualifications to be considered:

  • Relevant rail industry experience with a sound understanding of Track Engineering
  • Engineering related Degree or Tertiary qualification, meeting eligibility for Engineers Australia Chartered member status
  • Understanding of railway engineering concepts and principles
  • Understanding of rail safety safe working systems
  • Understanding of system engineering process
  • Strong facilitation, stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and lead by example in a result orientated environment
  • Understanding of problem-solving techniques
  • Understanding of project management principles
  • Understanding of the data analytical tools, such as Matlab, Power BI, SAP, SQL, Spotfire, RCA
  • Ability to obtain a valid working visa and relocate to Western Australia at time of appointment with the assistance of Rio Tinto’s generous relocation package, with the assistance of our relocation provider
  • Willing to obtain a Western Australian C Class Manual Driver’s License upon arrival
  • Understanding of the ISA 62443 (eventually CLC/TS 50701) standard.


What’s on Offer

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Discounted health cover scheme for you and immediate family
  • Extensive salary sacrifice and packaging options
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more)
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • Company provided death and disability insurance cover


Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

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