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QLD - South East


Principal Overhead Wiring (OHW) Design Engineer

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Permanent - Full Time

Location: Brisbane

Remuneration/Benefit: Attractive and competitive remuneration and benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Permanent role working in a well-established railway design team
  • Use your technical leadership experience and expertise to shape and mentor the team into the future

About the role:

This role presents a rare and outstanding career development opportunity offering the right candidate the ability to deliver technical leadership and guidance whilst joining an established team of traction design specialists. You will provide leadership of technical standards, specifications, processes and procedures, quality systems and ensure engineering outputs are consistent with legislative requirements. Enjoy the benefits of work life balance with flexible work arrangements and the opportunity to work from home 2-3 days per week.

About you:

  • Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent (Mandatory)
  • Registered professional engineer under the Professional Engineer's Act of Queensland (Mandatory)
  • 15+ years’ leadership and traction OHW engineering experience (Preferred)
  • Extensive traction OHW design engineering experience
  • Extensive knowledge of railway infrastructure operations, design, construction, maintenance & safety standards, and specifications
  • High level of skill in application of and ensuring compliance with legislation, regulation, and practices regarding safety, environment, and engineering
  • Experience in providing engineering estimates for all stages of the project lifecycle (Concept through to post-implementation review)
  • High level of interpersonal, written and communication, consultation, and negotiation skills
  • High level of skill in reviewing and recommending innovation and long-term infrastructure sustainability
  • High level of business and commercial acumen

What we can offer you:

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees to reach their full potential.  With a national portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with long term and exciting career opportunities.  Some of our benefits include:

  • Development and growth opportunities
  • Access to female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring programs
  • Great central location in Brisbane
  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, gyms, vehicles and retail brands
  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster

At Aurizon we believe in connection

It is our ability to connect that strengthens communities, industries and builds economies. It helps to embrace diversity in our workplace and that is the experience we want for everyone. We are building a culture where everyone is seen, heard and valued, because of their diversity. We value inclusion throughout the whole company and encourage you to apply.

About Aurizon

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 100 ASX company.  Each year, we transport more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets.

We strive for a diverse, collaborative, creative and a high-performance culture that celebrates the contribution of every employee and provide opportunities for career development in a dynamic work environment.

To learn about us and our company values visit


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