Overhead Wiring Engineer


Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, New South Wales, Perth

Job Type: Full time


At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

Due to continued growth of our rail team nationally, we are currently seeking qualified OLE/OHW engineers for the design of overhead wirings from feasibility through full detail design.

Role accountabilities:

Your role will include:

  • Provide high quality engineering design and consultancy services to our clients;
  • Prepare overhead wiring designs from feasibility, through concept and ultimately to full detail design;
  • Providing both leadership and technical advice to project team members;
  • Reviewing of and ensuring compliance with the components of the project for which you are responsible, including drawings, reports, specifications and studies and the interfaces with other disciplines; and
  • Identifying and managing risks associated with the design and delivery of rail electrical systems ensuring risk-based approach is adhered to.

Qualifications & Experience:

First and foremost, you share our passion for improving quality of life and want to be part of rail projects during an exciting time of digital transition. You are a tertiary qualified engineer with extensive experience in the rail industry and come to us with:

  • Knowledge of different OHW systems such as AC, DC, Heavy haul Rail & Urban Rail;
  • A proven track record in working on multidisciplinary rail projects, in a joint venture environment;
  • Demonstrated experience of managing and delivering design solutions;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, with good influencing, motivating and delegation skills;
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally; and
  • MTM, ARTC, ST/ASA competencies are highly regarded.

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day, which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people.

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