Principal Engineer, Operational Control Systems (OCS)

  • Full Time, Ongoing Position
  • VPS STS $163,931 - $222,948+ 9.5% superannuation
  • As the new Department of Transport evolves you will work on great things that matter. It’s stimulating, varied and challenging – it’s work you can be proud of.

      For further information on Public Transport Victoria, please visit the PTV Website

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    Department: Department of Transport
    Work Type: Ongoing - full time
    Job Function: Transport / Logistics
    Classification: VPS STS
    Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
    Reference: VG/KD/NB/OCS
    Closing Date: 27-Sep-2019
    Salary Range: $163,931 - $222,948
    Job Duration: N/A
    Attachments: Position Description - Principal Engineer Operational Control Systems (OCS) STS.pdf (PDF, 111KB)
    Job Specification

    Contact: Neville Boon

    Position Details

    About Public Transport Victoria (PTV)

    Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is part of the Department of Transport and is a statutory authority that acts as a system authority for all public transport and an advocate for public transport users. We are a single contact point for customers wanting information on public transport services, fares, tickets and initiatives. PTV aims to improve public transport in Victoria by ensuring better coordination between modes, facilitating expansions to the network, auditing public transport assets, promoting public transport as an alternative to the car.

    To put this in perspective:

    • We have a hand in over half a billion trips across the public transport network annually
    • We facilitate 1.6 million trips a day
    • We move hundreds of thousands of people around the state daily

    In practical terms, we move people towards many of life's most meaningful experiences, whether it be work, education, social engagements, play, or Melbourne's key attractions (e.g. Australian Open, AFL games, Royal Melbourne Show... take your pick). When masses of people need to get from point A to point B - know that PTV has played a role. While our core business is public transport, we are also working toward a much bigger, longer-term and impactful agenda. We are contributing toward Victoria's liveability and economic development.

    While we are continuing to learn and improve, we do in-fact pull off some pretty amazing things. So, if contributing toward Victoria's future excites you, take this ad as an invite to come and work with us.

    Your new role

    As a Principal Engineer you will be responsible for providing guidance and oversight to other divisions, multiple teams working on numerous products or developing various forms of technologies. You will drive, specify and control technical system requirements for the whole of system products in your respective discipline. Alongside this, you will also conduct engineering studies, investigations and prepare reports for company leadership.

    What you'll need to be successful

    Essential (must have to be considered for the position)

    • Proven record of expertise and achievement in the field of OCS engineering and the capacity to perform positively in a dynamic and constantly changing environment.
    • Functional understanding of capability requirements definition and an awareness of the application of requirements management tools such as IBM DOORS.
    • Superior skills in the provision of authoritative advice and recommendations at an executive level within the field of OCS.
    • Superior research, conceptual and analytical skills including the ability to identify emerging issues, trends and risks, assimilate potential applications and impacts and the expertise to resolve complex operational and sensitive stakeholder problems with respect to OCS engineering.
    • Superior written and presentation skills and a demonstrated capacity to develop functional performance specifications for system development.



    • A relevant tertiary qualification in engineering (telecommunications or technology systems) or a similar field and proven experience.

    What you'll get in return

    In return, you will be joining one of Victoria's most reputable government organisations who will support and develop your career within the organisation. The Department of Transport also offers long term opportunities and a company culture that is second to none. On offer is a very competitive remuneration package, modern state of the art offices and the opportunity to develop your career with one of the best government organisations within the industry.

    How to apply

    Please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.  Your application must include a cover letter and separate resume (MS Word compatible).  For further information about the role, please refer to the attached position description. If you have any questions specific to the role, please contact Neville Boon on

    Applications close 11:59 P.M. Friday September 27th 2019

    Emailed applications will not be accepted

    Unsolicited recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

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