Kelbesa is a Project Officer for Metro Trains Melbourne. In his current role, he mainly works in level crossing removals. After graduating from Addis Ababa University in July 2005, he worked as a business analyst, training coordinator, and internal audit specialist until April 2015 when he began studying at CQUniversity. In April 2018 after completing his course, he was employed by CPB Contractors until November 2020.
Kelbesa feels his current role is of a more commercial nature, through purchases of materials and services required for projects, processing payment approvals for materials (invoice reconciliations), working closely with subcontractors and making sure payment certificates are signed.