Track Protection Officer

Wabtec Corporation

Australia (Remote)


Position summary

ake 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.

Job Description

This position is responsible for the safeworking/protection of people, equipment and property conducting work in and around client railway networks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote and ensure the highest standards of health, safety and environmental management systems are implemented and adhered to;

  • Ensure that people and property working near or on track are protected from rail hazards;

  • Understanding of client rail network rules in terms of risks and hazards associated with working within the rail network;

  • Determine authority and protection methods required for rail vehicle movements at every worksite;

  • Liaise with project management daily, to plan safeworking/protection to ensure projects can be carried out on time/budget;

  • Complete Safeworking Documentation as required by client;

Working Relationships

  • Maintains and fosters relationships with current and potential stakeholders, in particular, clients, service providers, contractors, subcontractors and employees

Qualifications and Skills


  • Considerable amount of experience operating as a Safeworking/Protection Officer working in the rail corridor;

  • Ability to obtain a CAT 1 Rail Medical and Clearance Letter from a Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

  • Hold a valid Rio Tinto M5 Protection Officer Accreditation;

  • Hold a valid PTA PO2 Protection Officer Accreditation;

  • Hold a valid Brookfield PO2 Protection Officer Accreditation;

  • Hold a valid Drivers License


  • Plant operating tickets or previous TA/labouring experience on construction project

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.