High Capacity Metro Trains project creates more jobs in Melbourne’s south east

By November 9, 2018Media Releases

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – Job seekers and local businesses in the Pakenham area will be able to find out more about employment and supplier engagement opportunities over the next six to 12 months at the new Pakenham East train depot at an information session to be held next week.

As operations accelerate, there will be demand for around 100 long-term staff at the 118-hectare train maintenance depot in Pakenham East, with the production of the largest rolling stock order in Victorian history now in full swing. There will also be opportunities for small businesses to provide range of goods and services in an ongoing capacity.

“The construction phase is at its peak right now with over 400 workers employed on the site, with a further 100 long-term roles required once the facility is completed. We’ll also see this project to continue to deliver more jobs throughout the local supply chain.” Phillip Walker, Evolution Rail CEO said.

“We’re looking for people with a range of skills to join the team that will maintain the new fleet for the long term.”

Jobs on offer will cover a broad range of skills ranging from administration, maintenance technicians, fleet support officers, security, cleaning, and grounds maintenance to support the future home of Melbourne’s new fleet of High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs).

Construction of the facility is on track for completion in December with the depot set to start operating early in the new year.

The information session, hosted by Evolution Rail and presented by Downer, will provide job seekers and local suppliers alike with an understanding of the HCMT Project and an overview of the employment and supply opportunities on the horizon. In addition to offering opportunities for job seekers, the Project is actively encouraging enterprising suppliers of goods and services to register their interest by attending the upcoming event.

The one-hour event will be held at the Pakenham Community Hall (corner John and Henry Streets) in Pakenham on Monday 12 November from 5pm to 6pm.

The high-tech train maintenance facility bordering the Princes Highway at Pakenham East occupies a parcel of land equivalent to the size of 60 MCGs. In addition to maintenance facilities, a stabling yard, a train simulator the depot will also feature 20 kilometres of railway track –  the equivalent of running rail in a straight line from Pakenham to Narre Warren.

Event Details

Date: Monday 12 November 2018

Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

Venue: Pakenham Community Hall, Corner John and Henry streets, Pakenham


To register to have job opportunities delivered directly to your email inbox, please go to http://careers.downergroup.com/

For information on the HCMT Project in general, please email hcmtproject@ecodev.vic.gov.au