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Bowen Rail

We aim to be the employer of choice in the Australian rail industry and we have  built an employee culture that challenges the stereotypes of the sector. 

Our workforce is made up of people from different backgrounds, experiences, ages and ability. The only thing all Bowen Rail Company employees share is motivation, and that we all live locally.

If you have that motivation, we’ll provide the training, the pathways and the opportunity, whoever you are and wherever you want to go.

Current Vacancies

Name Description
Principal Rail Safety - Network Bowen Rail Company is growing, it’s safety team and we are seeking a Principal Rail Safety - Network to join our team in Bowen. The Principal Rail Safety - Network brings a hands-on approach to lead the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the Rail Safety Management System achieving and maintaining accreditation as an Accredited Network Operation. Apply Now
Roster Coordinator Bowen Rail Company is growing its Operations Team and we are seeking a Roster Coordinator to join our team in Bowen.The Roster Coordinator will be responsible for the establishment and management of the Master and Operational Rosters and be a subject matter expert to provide advice on rosters broadly across the business. Apply Now

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Graduate Engineers

Bowen Rail Company superstars of the future

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The Bowen Rail Company (BRC) is committed to supporting Graduate Engineers to be future leaders of the resources industry, and to developing the regional communities in which we operate.

Our Graduate Program is open to Engineering graduates up to two years post-graduation. The fields we are recruiting for 2022 are: 

  • Civil Engineers 
  • Mechanical Engineers

Completed over 18 months, the graduate will be placed with senior engineering team members delivering BRC’s rail freight services and will also undertake on-site learning with Central Queensland University across three modules.

Key outcomes will see graduates grow into confident and productive professionals, with the capability to drive business results for our exciting operations.

Our Graduate Program will use best-practice educational techniques to not only develop the engineering skills of the graduate, but also their interpersonal skills as a future leader of the rail industry.

Program Overview

Delivered across three, six-month modules our graduates will spend their time working on-site. The graduates will work on critical-path projects, always benefiting from the tutelage of a senior engineer or senior member of the team.

The on-site work is then bolstered with off-site training through our learning partners at Central Queensland University. The learning components are undertaken at either the Townsville or Rockhampton campuses.

All three modules begin with a two day learning session at the Rockhampton or Townsville campus. The session sets the scene for the module’s key areas. The graduate will attend small tutorial class sessions with a range of hands-on activities.


Learning and development is continued during the course of the module, with Central Queensland University offering online support and various online learning sessions.


Personal Development & Communication

Module 1 sets the scene for ongoing development as a valuable team member. This module is designed to allow the graduate to learn about themselves and their communication style so they can work as an active and successful member of ongoing operations and continuous improvement initiatives. The graduate will learn to identify communication styles, manage their own day-to-day priorities, understand emotional intelligence and be a solid and effective member of the team.


Critical Path

Module 2 addresses the skills required to identify critical path activities and the key elements of project management. The graduate will learn about the steps involved with an internal project, problem solving, identifying risk, contract administration and quality and stakeholder management.


Future Leaders

Module 3 identifies and builds on competencies the graduate requires to become a future leader in the business. The module helps the graduate understand how to develop their work abilities and identify new ways of doing things. Thinking outside the square is encouraged and topics of focus include teamwork, innovation, organisational agility and contemporary leadership.


Graduate Program FAQ

How do I apply for a graduate position?

Visit, click on the ‘Work with us’ tab, then ‘Apply Now’ on Graduate Engineers. You will need to upload a copy of your resume and graduation certificate as part of your application.

What if I have questions?

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Any tips for applying?

Take your time and send your CV and cover letter to the email address. Double check your spelling and tell us in your own words why you want to join our program.

What Engineering fields are eligible?

The graduate program is targeting:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers

Are the graduate positions full time?

Yes. Our Graduate Program is full time and runs for a maximum-term contract period of 18 months.

Do I need to live in Bowen to be successful in my application?

Whilst Bowen, Rockhampton and Townsville are our primary recruitment hubs we encourage and will consider applicants from all regional Queensland communities.

Will I get a permanent job at the end of the Graduate Program?

During the final six months of the program we will begin discussions about the opportunities for ongoing employment and what may be available.

Will you accept a late application?

No. Please make sure you apply by the due date set out in the advertisement as we won’t be allowing late applications.

Is there a test as part of the application process?

Short-listed candidates will undergo an online test called Candidate Profile Psychometric Index (CPFI). The CPFI is a broad test including numerical skills, literacy skills and personality type. There is no pass or fail – just answer honestly.

Do I need to complete a medical as part of my application?

Yes. If you are short-listed, Bowen Rail Company will arrange a medical exam for you at our expense. The medical is to ensure you are fit to work on site.

Where will I be based?

All our graduate positions will predominantly be based on site. Occasionally some office-based work will be required as part of the Graduate Program in the Bowen office.