Asset Performance Modelling Engineer - including Traction Power Modelling

  • Passionate about traction power modelling and public transport performance?
  • Full Time, Ongoing opportunity
  • PTV 6.2 $136,627 - $156,387 + 9.5% superannuation
  • PTV is committed to attracting the best talent and is open to discussing flexible work arrangements

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Department: Public Transport Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: PTV 6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MR/PT/APME
Closing Date: 26-May-2019
Salary Range: $118,909 - $159,124
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Asset Performance Modelling Engineer.pdf (PDF, 273KB)
Job Specification

PTV Capability Framework .pdf (PDF, 210KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Peter Tabbagh

Position Details

About Public Transport Victoria (PTV)

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) 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

Your new role

The Asset Performance Modelling Engineer is responsible for Traction Power modelling and other Performance Modelling activities to support the Public Transport Network. This modelling plays a key role in management of change for the network and is used to asses and validate the public transport plans for future service demands of the network, assess their validity and assist in translation into well-defined and validated requirements.

  • Identify and recommend actions needed for asset performance including traction power network operation/ performance needs and signal headway performance, through analysis and evaluation of the behaviours of the asset models.
  • Oversee the development of the rail and tram network asset models applicable for traction power system definition and testing to support decision making under uncertainty.
  • Supervise ‘what-if' case scenario modelling to gain a total view of the network risks (both train and tram) by revealing the potential upside weighted against the potential downside of the cases under study.
  • Consider and report on the impact of network capacity plans on all interdependent network nodes.
  • Utilise modelling and other design tools to test and analyse business strategies or particular investment opportunities, and on an ongoing basis in support of TfV planning.
  • Support the development of in-house asset performance modelling capability.

What we're looking for

(Although desirable to have experience in many of these requirements, it is not essential that you have experience in all)

  • Proven record of expertise and achievement in the field of rail asset performance modelling, specifically traction power or signal headway.
  • Advanced knowledge of traction power systems and architectures (both AC and DC), rolling stock traction power and braking performance, and the impact of stray currents.
  • Advanced knowledge of infrastructure constraints on signal headway, overlap clearances, signal control tables and aspect sequences.
  • Advanced written and presentation skills and a demonstrated capacity to develop asset performance modelling policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Advanced written and presentation skills and a demonstrated capacity to provide appropriate asset performance modelling activities to support the development of viable business cases.
  • Proven capability to perform positively in a dynamic and constantly changing environment.

Desirable (will be well suited to the role)

  • Experience with TrainOps Traction Power modelling software, or similar industry software.
  • Traction power modelling experience in areas such as multi-train simulation (train and tram rolling-stock and related disciplines).
  • Understanding of load flow and fault analysis for AC and DC.
  • Developed ability to be a creative problem solver, with knowledge of mathematics and physics, and computer programming languages.



  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering acceptable for Membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia as a Professional Engineer, or another qualification(s) deemed suitable to undertake the role in PTV.


  • Post graduate qualification in engineering or equivalent suitable discipline.

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. On offer is a very competitive remuneration package, modern state of the art offices and the opportunity to enjoy work, life, balance.

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 and capability framework documents. If you have any questions specific to the role, please contact Peter Tabbagh on

Applications close 11:59 P.M. Sunday, 26th May 2019.

Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Unsolicited recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Public Transport Victoria is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and supports diversity and flexibility. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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