Overhead Traction Linesman - Rail Systems - WA


Location: Adelaide

Job Type: Full time


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- Reshma Saujani

Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and we are the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. We employ more than 53,000 people across more than 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand but also in the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Southern Africa.

Transport Projects, a division of Downer’s Australian Operations Business continues to secure further opportunities Nationally as we continue to build on our reputation of meeting and delivering on Australia’s major Transportation needs.

Due to long term maintenance works and other projects coming online we are now seeking experienced and enthusiastic Rail Overhead Traction Lineworkers (OLE/OHW) to join our progressive Rail System Engineering team to help build sustainable, long lasting infrastructure solutions.

You will have an exciting opportunity to join the Downer OHW team working to construct the expanding metropolitan rail network in Adelaide SA.

With Downer having currently secured Projects over the next few years and in the running for many more there will be opportunities for interstate OHW works, where better than to grow your career in this uncertain time.

Role Purpose

  • Provide construction, maintenance and isolation skills to support ongoing construction projects in Adelaide .

Your key responsibilities:

  • Undertake construction activities to plan as part of a wider team.
  • Complete installation, measurement and maintenance of overhead components under isolation.
  • Review and complete quality assurance paperwork for completed works.
  • Ensure works meet quality standards and specifications.
  • Ensure work is carried out in accordance with rail safety legislation at all times.
  • Participate in regular toolbox talks and daily task briefings.
  • Input into development of Safe Work Method Statements and ensure compliance on site.
  • Operate Hi-Rail EWP truck within the rail environment.

About You:

  • Cert III ESI Rail Traction (preferred) or Distribution
  • Category 1 rail medical
  • EWP / Rigger / Dogman
  • HR Licence
  • Experience in working with OLE construction machinery i.e. excavators, elevated work platforms (high rail and off track) and cranes.
  • Multiple grades available based on experience

What We Offer:

Downer is dedicated to nurturing our people personally and professionally through skills development, competitive benefits, career pathways and fostering a proudly diverse fun and supportive workplace culture. Downer believes in our people; and we are committed to ensuring that you feel valued within the team that share the same passion to succeed.

To apply, please click on "Apply" below and submit your resume. We do not accept applications via email but for more information, please email Jodie Saunders – Recruitment and Sourcing Business Partner at jodie.saunders@downergroup.com


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