First listed on: 06 June 2024

Senior Electrical Engineer NGR


Queensland Rail has a fixed term fulltime opportunity for 23 months within our Rollingstock Engineering team for a Senior Electrical Engineer NGR (New Generation Rollingstock). 

The role shall support the design review, testing and certification processes for the introduction of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and integration of Platform Screen Door (PSD) systems into the NGR.

Lifestyle and Benefits:

  • Starting annual base salary $138,900 + Superannuation.
  • Flexible work options to support the balance between work and personal commitments.
  • Free Citytrain travel to and from your office location + other free or discounted SEQ rail travel.
  • Queensland Rail fixed term 23-month employment contract.
  • Access to holistic and contemporary health and wellbeing programs.
  • 4 weeks annual leave and annual leave loading for roles under standard Enterprise Agreements.
  • Professional development opportunity and exposure to one of the largest employers in Queensland.  
  • Access to other competitive Employee Benefits + 1 Team Values, Diverse and Inclusive working environment.

A typical day in this role will involve a mix of tasks such as:

  • Provide Technical Assurance by undertaking a comprehensive review of the ATO over ETCS and Platform Screen Door Systems integrated into NGR Rolling Stock detailed design.
  • Actively engage in collaborative design review workshops and meetings.
  • Conduct technical reviews and offer support for prototype, series production, and testing activities.
  • On track testing – witness on track dynamic testing of rollingstock.
  • Perform technical assurance reviews.
  • Provide technical management and coordination throughout prototype and series production, reviewing documentation to ensure SEMS compliance.

What you will bring:

  • Knowledge of a rollingstock maintenance environment in relation to ETCS.
  • Skill in carrying out rollingstock fault-finding investigations, audits and providing technical support and advice to relevant stakeholders.
  • High level of skill in formulating the documentation required for introducing new work practices and technologies for the maintenance of rollingstock.
  • Experience with design reviews. 
  • Technical knowledge of ETCS operation would be beneficial. 

Formal qualification requirements:
We will only be able to accept candidate applications from whom currently hold a Professional Bachelor of Engineering Electrical qualification or equivalent qualification that is accepted by Queensland Rail.   

Your qualification must be either issued by a recognised Australian University or recognised under the Washington Accord or demonstrated by ‘an entry to practice competently’ having been awarded to you by Engineers Australia. 


  • Office is currently based in Brisbane CBD, near Roma Street train station.
  • Our standard working hours are 38 hour per work week Monday to Friday, however we are seeking someone who is able to commit to intermittent weekend and night shifts to support dynamic testing activities. Overtime benefits will apply.  

Employment eligibility - due to the timeline of the requirements for this role, we will only be able to accept candidates with unrestricted eligibility to be employed within Australia. 

Position Description

Sounds great, what next?

Please apply to Senior Electrical Engineer NGR (7442) via our website by clicking onto the "Apply" button by 11:59pm (GMT+10:00 Brisbane) Thursday 20th June 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 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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