Track & Civil Design Engineer

Date: 12 Feb 2024

Location: Docklands, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro gets you where you need to go. Shaping our future to be a world-class, sustainable railway for Melbourne is made possible by our people who make a positive difference to every journey.


We strive to reflect the community we serve and support the needs of our people who are critical to our success. With Zero Harm at the foundation of everything we do, we want everyone to get home safely. 


We act as one team to move Melbourne. 


About the role:
As a Civil & Track Design Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in the planning, design, and construction of railway infrastructure. You will be responsible for developing innovative and cost-effective civil engineering solutions while ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations. Your expertise in track design will be utilised to optimise track systems, ensuring their integrity, safety, and efficiency. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Undertake civil engineering design activities, including alignment, earthworks, drainage, and structural elements, to support the development and maintenance of railway infrastructure. 

  • Develop and review track designs, including alignment, gauge, rail profiles, turnouts, and drainage systems, ensuring compliance with relevant standards and regulations. 

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate civil and track designs with other railway infrastructure components, such as signalling systems and overhead wires. 

  • Utilise engineering software and tools to create detailed drawings, specifications, and technical documentation. 

  • Conduct track surveys, inspections, and assessments to identify design issues and propose improvement measures. 

  • Provide technical expertise and support during the construction, testing, and commissioning phases of railway projects. 

  • Perform risk assessments and develop mitigation strategies to ensure safety and operational efficiency. 

  • Keep up-to-date with industry advancements and best practices in civil and track design engineering. 

About you: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. 

  • Proven experience in civil design engineering, preferably within the rail, road or transportation industry. 

  • Solid knowledge of civil engineering principles, including alignment, earthworks, drainage, and structural design. 

  • Strong expertise in (track) design principles, standards, and regulations. 

  • Proficiency in relevant engineering software, such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Bentley Rail Track. 


Why Work at Metro Trains Melbourne?  

Impactful Work: Make a significant impact on thousands of commuters' lives by improving the reliability and efficiency of train services.  

Commitment to Safety: Join an organisation that prioritises safety for employees and passengers.  

Career Development: Grow professionally, gain valuable experience, and take on increasing responsibilities.  

Collaborative Environment: Work with diverse professionals, share knowledge, and build meaningful connections.  

Work-Life Balance: Enjoy flexible work arrangements and support programs for a healthy work-life integration.  

Diversity and Inclusion: Be part of an inclusive workplace culture that values diversity and respects all perspectives.  

Employee Benefits: Enjoy competitive compensation packages, healthcare plans, opportunities for personal and professional development and a Free MyKi Card!  


At Metro Trains, we value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 


Metro’s commitment to a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive culture


Metro acknowledges the Victorian Traditional Owners of the land on which our rail network operates, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation.


At Metro, we know that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful one that reflects the communities we serve. We strive for a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and respectfully. A workplace that provides equitable access to opportunities, resources, and where individuals can bring their whole selves to work. In addition, being recognised and rewarded for their contribution to our collective success.


We are committed to fair, equitable and merit-based employment and recruitment practices, and we encourage all interested applicants to apply.