First listed on: 23 February 2024

Principal Signal Engineer


Queensland Rail is looking for a Principal Signal Engineer who is ready to elevate their career and provide meaningful impact to our rail transport services. 

If you are interested in working with cutting edge technology and showcase your expertise in advanced signalling solutions this may be your next career move.

Why us?

Our team Signalling Testing and Commissioning team value collaboration, foster creativity and promote a supportive work environment. 

The team showcase their technical expertise across our business-as-usual signalling projects as well as our high-profile major signalling systems integration capex programs.

Some of our benefits for this role include:

  • Permanent full time Brisbane based role with a company with proven long history within the rail industry. 
  • Commensurate salary ranging from $148,800 - $159,600 plus 12.75% company Superannuation contribution. 
  • Free Citytrain travel to work and discounted rail travel for yourself and your dependents.
  • We invest in our team members growth and provide opportunities for continuous learning and development.
  • Connecting and developing with peers via group forums. 
  • Free Employee Assistance Program covering career and personal support services. 
  • Health and wellbeing programs including Fitness Passport.
  • 4 weeks annual leave and annual leave loading for roles under standard Enterprise Agreements.
  • Long service leave entitlements on completion of 7 years continuous service. 
  • Equal opportunity leave, paid parental/partner leave.

Overview of the role:

As a Principal Signal Engineer within our Signalling Testing and Commissioning team you will be responsible for undertaking Signalling Testing and Commissioning activities in line with a Tester in Charge or Senior Test Engineer. 

You will also assist with Interlocking Simulator Setup and Maintenance as well as assist with Principles Testing Activities.

With a high focus also on providing support to QR’s Major Project Integration team as well as to our regional based and SEQ business as usual projects. 

About you:

  • We are looking for someone who is ready to make significant impact by demonstrating familiarity with various forms of Processor Based Interlockings and Simulators. 
  • Experience in programming and software while also understanding the requirements of various embedded systems. 
  • Understanding of Function Testing and Tester in Charge roles and responsibilities. 
  • Proficient in understanding of Testing and Commissioning Activities.
  • You will also bring well established background in Signalling, be well versed in Queensland Rail specific infrastructure or equivalent and have broad experience in Commissioning Roles and Responsibilities. 
  • The ideal candidate would have a practical background either from a trade based qualification or significant experience in the field with Signalling Equipment. 

Qualification requirements at the time of application: 

Bachelor Engineering Electrical/Electronic or Queensland Rail accepted equivalent degree. 

Professional engineering qualifications must be recognised under the Washington Accord or demonstrated by ‘an entry to practice competently’ having been awarded to you by Engineers Australia. 

For further information about this role and scope of work please click here to view the Position Description.

Sounds great, what next?

Please apply to Principal Signal Engineer (7118) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button by 11:59pm (GMT+10:00 Brisbane) Monday 4th March 2024.

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 Cynthia Mackenzie via the phone number or email below.

Applicants for roles within Queensland Rail will be subject to Alcohol and Other Drugs pre-employment testing if progressed through the recruitment processes. 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. For roles that have pre-employment qualifications, QR will also be required to do formal qualification verification processes to ensure qualifications align to QR's requirements.  Multiple vacancies may also apply to this advertisement. 

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

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