Senior Project Engineer - Rail Systems

Last updated an hour ago
Location:New South Wales
Job Type:Full Time

About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry. Laing O’Rourke is proud to hold the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Citation - Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Senior Project Engineer – Rail Systems for Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail project. Stage 1 involves the delivery of a two-way track which will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD; spanning 12 kilometres in total.

Laing O’Rourke is delivering:

  • The design and construct of high voltage power supply upgrades and substations
  • The stabling and maintenance facility
  • The fit out of 16 light rail stations

Key responsibilities

You will provide support to the Project by being directly responsible in the delivery aspects of rail packages of work to ensure the project is delivered within budget, time, quality and sustainability objectives safely. These packages include tracks, both ballasted and embedded, traction power and overhead wiring and signalling.

You are also responsible for the direction, performance and mentoring of the direct report project and site engineers on the project. Commercial acumen, procurement experience and excellent subcontractor management will be advantageous to the role.

About you

A relevant Engineering degree and extensive experience with rail systems and a strong delivery focus. A background working on large scale projects >$500M with a Tier 1 or 2 contractor would be highly desirable.

You will also require experience in managing the design development process, procurement and delivering Design & Construct contracts.


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the best in our people. We believe in building careers through providing a safe, connected and innovative culture that supports ongoing growth and development. We offer industry-leading benefits such as specialised learning and development programs, a mental health and wellbeing program, industry leading paid parental leave policy, family friendly work practices, additional purchased leave option and coaching programs for staff on parental leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.