Network Engineer

Hazelmere, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1244905

Location Hazelmere, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Infrastructure - Transportation

Function IT & Telecoms

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 19, 2024

1x Network Engineer

  • Location: Perth
  • The company: Global Resource & Renewables company
  • Benefits: Competitive contract rates and flexible working arrangements
  • Assignment length: Up to 12 months initially (subject to agreement)

The Company
A global operator of resource and renewable energy looking to add to their team in a new rail project in Perth.

The Role
You will play a crucial role in designing and implementing robust and scalable network architectures for rail onboard systems. You will then maintain this comprehensive documentation of network designs, configurations, and maintenance procedures.
This is a Perth based contracting role.
Your Responsibilities
  • Develop network blueprints and standards for onboard communication systems, ensuring reliable and secure connectivity.
  • Integrate IT and OT systems to ensure seamless communication and data exchange between onboard and ground-based systems.
  • Develop and implement strategies for effective IT/OT convergence, including cybersecurity measures.
  • Deploy network infrastructure, including switches, routers, firewalls, and wireless access points, on rail vehicles.
  • Implement and manage cybersecurity protocols to protect onboard networks from threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations related to network security such as NIST800-160, ISO27001 etc.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including IT, OT, and rail operations, to ensure integrated and efficient network solutions.
  • Provide technical support and training to staff and stakeholders regarding network systems and IT/OT integration.
  • Perform Risk Assessment (DRA) and Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA) for onboard architecture.
What you’ll need to succeed
  • Proven experience in network engineering and architecture, preferably in the rail or transportation industry.
  • Proven Experience with network design and implementation for onboard systems in rail vehicles.
  • Proficiency in configuring and managing network devices (routers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points).
  • Understanding of rail industry standards and regulations related to network and cybersecurity including AS 7770, TS 5070.
  • Hands on experience with industrial communication protocols (i.e. Layer 2, Layer 3 networking config, Modbus, Ethernet/IP, Profinet, OPC-UA, CAN bus, DDS, SafeDDS).
  • Experience with industrial communication protocols (i.e. Modbus, Ethernet/IP, Profinet, OPC-UA, CAN bus) is highly advantageous.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Cisco CCNA/CCNP, CompTIA Network+, CISSP) are a plus.
  • Knowledge of network, server and cyber security best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with AWS cloud platform is highly advantageous.
  • Perth based with full working Australian rights.
  • A tertiary qualification is essential.

What’s on Offer
  • New Rail Project
  • Exposure to New Technology
  • Flexible working arrangement

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
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For enquiries, please call Alan at 08 6146 4344

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