Power Electronics Engineer

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth, Australia
Job ID:  4419

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity


Work Location: Redcliffe


Roster: Monday to Friday


Fortescue WAE is committed to building thriving communities by delivering social, environmental, and economic benefits. 

In support of Fortescue’s strong focus on green energy and our carbon neutrality targets, one of our key initiatives will be in our Heavy Industry projects whereby we will develop and test a range of technologies to power our mining fleet. 

Based out our new Redcliffe facility and reporting to the Principal Electrical Engineer Heavy Industry, we are presently looking for an experienced Traction Engineer. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver Traction systems solutions for Rail Locomotives or Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) projects in a safe, timely and sustainable manner 
  • Review and validation of various Traction System engineering designs / specifications and associated components 
  • Providing technical assistance on Electrical / Electronics Systems related works being carried out 
  • Develop technical specifications to meet project specific objectives 
  • Review / mark up engineering drawings, documents, specifications and scopes 
  • Resolution of technical and design issues 
  • Proactively deliver on the company’s stretch targets 
  • Ensure compliance to the project management process by project owners 
  • Liaising with a range of key stakeholders on all technical aspects of projects 
  • Providing regular updates to the Principal Electrical Engineer including work progress, risks, and priorities 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Electrical /Traction systems engineering  
  • Strong Product design and development experience and background 
  • Electrical, Electronics Engineering degree, preferably a qualification in Power Electrical/Electronics Engineering 
  • Experience with Rail Locomotives / Heavy mobile equipment Traction Systems is desirable  
  • Knowledge of relevant Australian / International standards and regulations associated with electrical design, installation, and testing 
  • Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders and in multidiscipline teams 
  • High commitment to safety 
  • Excellent interpersonal awareness skills with ability to work well in a team 
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with a drive for excellence 
  • Results driven, responsible and accountable 
  • Capable of prioritising and delivering work in a fast-moving environment 
  • Ability to adjust to change quickly and adapt to new requirements 

Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.




Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.