Signals Engineer – Rail

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  27th Mar 2024

Signals Engineer – Rail

We encourage women and Indigenous Peoples to apply, as we advance our business to more accurately reflect the world around us.

  • Perth location with Adhoc travel to site required
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Excellent opportunity for a highly driven signals expert

Where we’re all welcome

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us who we are.  

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.  

We acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength. The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.  

About the role

Reporting to the Specialist Signals Engineer, within Rail Engineering, we are searching for a Signals Engineer to join the world class rail team at our Perth Central Park office.

This role is a great opportunity to provide assurance that signaling infrastructure provided and maintained by others is safe, fit for purpose and conforms to applicable standards and that it is brought into service and/or maintained in a timely manner while minimising business disruption.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring compliance with safety and engineering standards (including RAMS)
  • Develop new signal/system engineering standards as required by the division, and periodically review and update existing standards
  • Approving engineering design details, testing and commissioning plans, equipment types, technical changes to standards
  • Verifying and validating signaling activities to minimise business interruption and help the project delivery teams to meet project schedules
  • Communicating regularly with key stakeholders developing strong working relationships to facilitate knowledge & best practice, sharing and cooperation between interdependent business operations
  • Establishing strategies for the rail maintenance teams by analysing equipment measurements and results to determine actions which are required to be implemented
  • Investigating and assessing repair maintenance breakdowns and then implement corrective actions to mitigate the risk of failure again in the future

What you’ll bring

This role is a great opportunity for an experienced professional with sound rail engineering experience to showcase your industry expertise.

To succeed in this role, you will require:

  • Current C Class Drivers License
  • Tertiary qualified: reliability, controls systems, electronic systems and electrical engineers
  • Experience in a mining/rail environment with a strong or prevalent emphasis on the signaling environment
  • Well-rounded understanding of signaling concepts and principles, including “safety in design” principles
  • Experience in more than one area of signaling such as concept and detailed design, installation, commissioning, interface design and management
  • Ability to work in a team and safety conscious environment
  • Experience in a supervisory role (desirable)

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more

We are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and increasing cultural knowledge in our business. Diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together. To help you on your journey with us, you’ll also have access to:

  • Specialist Indigenous Support Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment
  • Dedicated Indigenous Talent Programme for our Operators and Tradespersons and entry level operational roles. This programme is designed to create long term sustainable careers for our Indigenous Employees to grow into leadership or technical pathways to ensure you have every opportunity to grow your career.
  • Indigenous leadership programmes across some professional and operational roles to ensure that we are developing Indigenous Leaders.

Who we are  

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.  

We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.  

Applications close on 12th of April 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

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