Technical Writer


East Perth, WA

Posted 9/18/2019

The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be recognised as a leader in providing world-class public transport services and solutions. As a fast growing economy, Western Australia’s public transport system is recognised as the best in Australia and is one of the most efficient, clean and safe networks in the world. Rail transport is vital for our continued success and growth through our many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s needs and expectations. Moving millions of people needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.

The Role

The Technical Writer reviews, edits and writes high quality, technical documentation, interpreting technical concepts and information into a form understood by various stakeholders. The position will lead and co-ordinate work across the Network & Infrastructure (N&I) branch with various stakeholders to develop requirements documentation for use within the PTA and by external suppliers.

Applicants must have extensive technical writing skills and comprehension ability. Extensive experience in writing and editing a range of high level technical documentation and experience in interpreting operational manuals, design specifications and technical documentation are key requirements for this role.

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool for 12 months from which fixed term and permanent appointments will be made.

Further Information

For further information about this position, please refer to the attached JDF. You can also gain information on the role and responsibilities by contacting Ms Kim Irvine, Engineering Manager on (08) 9326 3450.

Alternatively for more information about the PTA, please visit our website at

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to provide the following:

  1. A current CV with two work related referees; and
  1. A written application addressing Selection Criteria 1 & 2 from the JDF, in no more than 2 pages

Applicants are requested to apply online using the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the screen. Please complete the attached consent form as part of your application as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.

Please note the closing date and time, as no emailed, late or pro forma applications will be accepted.

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