Principal Signalling Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Kewdale, Australia


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

As a key Member of the Wabtec Control Systems Team, the purpose of the Principal Signalling Engineer is to provide high level technical support, leadership and supervision in relation to design, checking and validating signalling systems in accordance with statutory, regulatory, company and client standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote and ensure the appropriate  standards of health, safety and environmental management are adhered to.
  • Develop systems and procedures to ensure signalling projects comply with statutory and regulatory requirements, company policies and conditions set out in project scopes of works.
  • Manage Signalling Engineering teams on specific projects.
  • Develop individual and team competence to ensure engineering staff are appropriately trained and competent to carry out their roles both efficiently and safely.
  • Supervise preparation of documentation for standards and specifications in relation to signalling systems.
  • Provide high level technical support for all signalling projects as required.
  • Act as independent checker verifying signalling designs and application data prepared by others.
  • Report on signalling projects as required.

Qualifications and Skills


  • Degree qualified in Engineering or Equivalent.
  • Substantial local experience working as a Senior or Principal signalling engineer.
  • Rail Provider certificate/statement of competencies.
  • ARTC Accreditation.
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office in particular Word, Excel and MS Projects.
  • Cert IV of Frontline Management or equivalent.
  • Must have maintained up to date work experience log book.


  • IRSE Accreditation.
  • Knowledge of Computer Based Interlocking (CBI) systems.
  • Be able to conduct factory acceptance testing and/or principles testing of CBI systems.
  • Knowledge of grade crossing predictors and other level crossing technologies.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.