Mechanical Design Engineer


Location: Brisbane

Job Type: Full time


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Downer Rail and Transit Systems (RTS) has an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Queensland Rail Alliance (joint venture with Queensland Rail) at our Brisbane, Milton Office .

About the role:

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the preparation of engineering specifications, engineering reports, mechanical calculations, design layouts, production drawings and cost estimates. The role is responsible for the requirements definition and development of reference designs for new Mechanical systems to be incorporated into a design baseline. The design produced should be safe, compliant, reliable and cost effective. The role supports procurement, planning, production, test & commissioning and maintenance. The role also requires development of integration plans for rolling stock and assurance of new systems and operating methodologies.

Key accountabilities:

  • Complete design and analysis of rail vehicle components and systems
  • Conduct design process reviews
  • Ensure all designs comply with contractual requirements, specifications and standards
  • Liaise with planners and assist in the development of Project Design Schedules
  • Review suppliers design and work with them to ensure product supplied meets specification requirements
  • Undertake preparation of engineering test procedures and test activities
  • Ensure that designs are optimised to minimise overall cost and assess product cost in relation to project budgets during the design process
  • Diagnose and correct failures and design deficiencies in existing rolling stock
  • Provide technical direction to product service and support personnel

Desired Experience:

  • 2-5 years relevant experience in rollingstock design or equivalent
  • 3D CAD system experience
  • Interiors Standards including AS1428 and DSAPT
  • Engineering design and change management processes
  • Problem solving procedures and methods
  • Rollingstock design and operations
  • Systems Engineering experience
  • Safety Assurance experience
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to conduct detailed investigations and provide clear and decisive results and written reports
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to provide rapid and effective engineering support to management and trade staff
  • Good computer skills with experience in the development and management of information systems


  • Degree qualifications – Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering
  • Be registered or working towards becoming a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ)

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work within an energetic, highly skilled team
  • The ability to work on key rollingstock projects with an industry leader
  • Permanent full-time position at our Brisbane Milton Office with excellent career progression opportunities
  • Competitive remuneration, with on-going training and support
  • Employee benefits and wellness program
  • An opportunity to make an impact with a growing and forward-thinking company
  • A strong commitment to Zero Harm environment for all our employees and visitors
  • An opportunity to work with an ASX Listed Company

How to apply:

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For more information about this position please contact Breeze Tonsbeek– Talent & Sourcing Business Partner -

Please note

Applications will not be accepted via email, please apply via the link.

Employment with Downer is subject to a Pre-Employment Medical, and on-going drug and alcohol screening.

Downer Group is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity.

Downer does not accept any unsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies.

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