Development Engineer at ARTC

  • Full Time
  • NSW

About us
Australian Rail Track Corporation, a major national organisation, is responsible for managing infrastructure maintenance, capital upgrades and the movement of trains on interstate railway track across South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, as well as the Hunter Valley Coal Rail Network

ARTC embraces a diverse workforce to ensure a supportive, flexible and fair workplace in which differences between employees are respected and viewed as organisational assets. We recognise that a talented and diverse workforce is fundamental to building a commercially strong and customer-focused organisation that will give rail a competitive advantage. We foster and support continued professional development for all of our team by offering opportunities to build management and leadership skill capability.

About the role

Reporting to the Development Manager, you will coordinate the development of scope and design for track and civil related projects which are a part of the Hunter Valley annual asset maintenance plan. We are seeking an experienced civil engineer with 5 to 10 years design and/or construction experience. It is intended the role will initially focus on structures projects, such as bridge and culvert renewals and repairs, however may expand into other track and civil projects over time. The role is based in Broadmeadow, NSW.

As a Development Engineer within the Hunter Valley Engineering Team, you will liaise with structures and asset engineers to understand the scope requirements and intent of projects that are identified for delivery in the asset maintenance plan. The project scope is then progressively refined and assessed in accordance with internal stakeholder requirements, overall asset strategies, delivery and budget constraints. The project scopes require a level of validation including review of drawings, ARTC and Australian Standards and site inspections. The Development Engineer will progress certain projects through the design process, including preparation of scope documents suitable for competitive tendering, tender evaluation, engagement, design review and management. The successful candidate will be expected to closely liaise with designers regarding delivery programs, cost variations and undertaking design reviews. A particular focus of design reviews is the constructability of designs in an operational rail environment. Designs must be managed to ensure completion in accordance with strict budget and rail closedown timeframes. On occasion, this role will also be expected to provide reports and evaluation of structures issues outside of the annual asset maintenance plan such as for incident investigations, type approvals and third party works. Site support for project delivery and maintenance teams will be expected, especially during rail closedown periods.

About you
In your cover letter please address the following selection criteria.

  • Tertiary qualifications in civil or structural engineering or equivalent industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience in engineering maintenance, construction, design or planning relative to structures assets. Railway experience would be highly regarded
  • Developed negotiation, analytical, problem resolution, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with Ellipse or similar asset management software would be highly regarded
  • Driver’s License – Class C
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to consent to a National Criminal History Check and Qualification Check.  Please send through any documentation relating to your qualification with your application.

Appointment is subject to ARTC’s medical fitness standards relative to the position. ARTC is a drug and alcohol free working environment.

To apply for this job please visit