Senior Signalling Engineer

Req. Id:  7046
Date:  12 Apr 2024

Townsville, QLD, AU, 4810

Company:  Queensland Rail


Our team, exceeding 7,500 strong, along with our valued customers, lie at the heart of our operations. With a rich heritage as a trusted and secure railway operator, we are dedicated to upholding the utmost standards in our operating systems. Queensland Rail inspires innovative thought, passionate motivation, teamwork, and forward thinking, where our people are empowered to achieve their own career goals.




Why Queensland Rail?


We will provide you with an exciting and diverse career opportunity to join a company that continues to strive in the delivery of a modern and world-class railway provider, you will be able to leverage your technical expertise within a unique network where no two days are the same. Your weeks will be mixed with in-office and on-site days – you’ll never be bored or stuck in one location.


For this role we also offer: 


  • Permanent position with an industry leader
  • Highly competitive salary, allowances & generous superannuation
  • Flexible work hours
  • Relocation assistance
  • Fully paid travel throughout state
  • Exciting period of growth and transformation for our business
  • Employee Assistance Program covering career, conflict management, nutrition, and family support and assistance
  • Professional development, encouragement and support
  • Health and wellbeing programs including Fitness Passport + many more great benefits




About this role


Based at our Townsville depot, you will join a small team of Signalling Engineers, responsible for providing high-level technical expertise and support for Queensland Rail’s regional Signalling Systems, including the associated signalling infrastructure.


In this role, you'll be responsible for providing engineering support and safety advice to our valued stakeholders. Your success in this role will be determined by your ability to identify and resolve complex technical problems, all while ensuring that signalling standards adhere to both Queensland Rail's guidelines and industry best practices.


This is a permanent, fulltime role with a base salary between $138,00 to 148,000 + 12.75% super + 150 hours stand by allowance on call ($70-74 p/h) + on call response + on site overtime.



Key responsibilities include:


  • Provide engineering support for Supply Chain maintenance and operational services
  • Provide on call support on a 1 in 4 rotating roster.
  • Track and investigate faults/incidences
  • Provide documentation and testing and commissioning for railway signal engineering infrastructure projects
  • Enhance Queensland Rail's commercial outcomes by proactively initiating, developing and reinforcing strong stakeholder relationships
  • Liaise with Supply Chain Management on strategic maintenance planning matters and provide whole-of-life-cycle analysis data and recommendations



About you


  • Extensive knowledge of Signalling Systems and equipment
  • Strong understanding of Signalling Safe-working Principles, encompassing testing and commissioning protocols for safety-critical signalling systems
  • Substantial level of technical and operational skill in investigating Signalling incidents
  • Proficient in efficiently coordinating small teams within project and maintenance settings



To be considered for this role you must have:


  • Engineering Degree (Electrical/Electronic) or equivalent
  • Low Voltage Rescue
  • C Class Drivers Licence



To view the full Position Description for this role click HERE.



If this seems like the ideal opportunity for you, don't hesitate to submit your application today!





Please apply to Senior Signalling Engineer - Townsville (7046) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button by 11:59pm (GMT+10:00 QLD time) on Sunday 28th of April 2024. 


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External applicants applying for roles within Queensland Rail will be subject to Alcohol and Other Drugs pre-employment testing. The recruitment and selection process for this position might require shortlisted applicants to undertake psychometric assessment, pre-employment health assessment and background checks that might also include criminal history and credit checks.  

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Queensland Rail is committed to a diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers and communities we serve.
We are inclusive, collaborative, respectful, and value our differences.  We are 1TEAM, where everyone belongs.
If you do require an adjustment during the recruitment process, please contact 
Nancy Sanday via the phone number or email below.

To learn more about this Queensland Rail career opportunity please contact Nancy Sanday with your specific enquiry on  Please do not email your application. We can only accept applications received via our website.