Senior Electrical Engineer

The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability. We are excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/80010093DXT
Closing Date: 09-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: DoT PD Senior Electrical Engineer VPS5 November 2021.pdf (PDF, 144KB)

Contact: Susan Palmer-Cannon

Position Details

Senior Electrical Engineer, Train and Tram Projects

  • Annual Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183 per annum plus superannuation
  • Tenure: Fixed Term (3 years)
  • Employment Type:  Full Time
  • Usual Work Location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)


About the Team

The Rolling Stock Development (RSD) Division falls under the Network Design and Integration Group which transforms network strategies and plans into deliverable transport solutions.

This Division is focused on the development and growth of the Victorian rolling stock industry, and integrates the key activities of network planning, operator management, industry engagement and rolling stock procurement.


About the Opportunity

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be responsible for technical input into a variety of Rollingstock Projects including but not limited to manufacturing of new rollingstock and the life extension of older rollingstock. This role is required to employ a diverse set of skills and subject matter expertise to contribute to the successful project delivery that contributes to maximising value for money for the State.

The Senior Electrical Engineer is also responsible for managing issues relating to rolling stock systems design, interfacing requirements, and standards compliance in addition to custodianship of engineering subject matter expertise and management of interfaces with both internal and external stakeholders.


What we're looking for

  • An electrical engineering degree qualification (or equivalent).
  • Experience in the procurement, design, manufacturing, testing, commissioning, acceptance and general engineering project management tasks relating to rolling stock will be well regarded.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in the discipline of rolling stock engineering and demonstrated experience with technical standards and constraints of the existing Victorian rolling stock types and networks.
  • Relevant experience in application of systems thinking and system engineering in an engineering environment.
  • The ability to identify potential technical issues, propose risk mitigation actions and to research, document and report on technical matters pertaining to proposed solutions.
  • Experience in a vehicle engineering, rolling stock or transport engineering environment.
  • Possess a high standard of interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibly in a complex and demanding environment that has competing priorities and the need to meet urgent deadlines.
  • Ability to problem solve, communicate and report authoritatively on complex technical issues verbally and in written form to non-expert audiences.



  • Membership with Engineers Australia with Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status would be highly regarded.
  • Postgraduate qualification in a field of relevance to engineering or rolling stock projects would be highly regarded.


More information on the PD attached.



Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network.  We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable.


How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and if you wish a covering letter.  Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday, 9 December 2021

Please note: This position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness.

Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please reach out to Susan Palmer-Cannon, Director Tran and Tram Projects at

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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