Digital engineer

Digital engineers create and use complex datasets to generate digital models and simulations. They can write code to build 3D models and virtual environments.

Is this role right for you?

Do you love finding out how something works? Or do you think you could design it better? Engineers use careful analysis and creative thinking to solve complex problems. They harness creativity to explore bold new solutions. Many engineers lead teams to design, build and maintain Australia’s railways. They’re excellent communicators because they need to explain their ideas and collaborate with other people on projects.

What are some example projects or experiences?

As a digital engineer in rail, you’ll help organisations take a data-centred approach to project delivery. Working closely with project teams, you’ll ensure that captured data is accurate and reliable. You’ll then use this data to develop models that lay the foundation for projects to run smoothly and align with best practice. This could include a project to design or construct new track, upgrade existing track, build new trains, and much more. You’ll need to work well with others, and be confident giving advice to stakeholders.

What is the work environment like?

You’ll work in a team of engineers and technicians. You may spend time in computer labs and workshops creating cutting edge digital simulations to test new concepts and designs. You’ll participate in project meetings and workshops, and may also visit project sites to ensure everything is going to plan. You can find work as a digital engineer all around Australia. Most jobs are in cities and towns. Some are in remote areas.

Eligibility & pathways

Digital engineers typically complete a university degree. They may specialise in digital engineering, digital systems, telecommunications, or computer systems. Our industry values diverse personal and work experience. Many employers can provide you with opportunities to gain additional qualifications and industry experience to help you succeed.

Avenues of Entry
Pay Range
$107,000 - $147,500

Salaries may vary outside of these ranges, based on company size and location, level of experience, competence and time in role.