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Title:  Senior Planner

Job Number:  5471

Melbourne, AU

Job Description

CYP Design & Construction Joint Venture (CYP D&C) has been contracted to design and build the tunnels and stations for the Metro Tunnel Project.

CYP D&C brings together three of Australia's leading construction partners John Holland, Lendlease, and Bouygues Construction.

The Metro Tunnel Project will untangle the City Loop by taking three of Melbourne’s busiest train lines through a new tunnel under the city. It will create a new end-to-end train line from Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham, with twin nine-kilometre tunnels and five new underground stations at Arden (to be renamed North Melbourne), Parkville, Anzac, and two new CBD stations - State Library and Town Hall - which will directly connect to the City Loop.

We are recruiting for a Senior Planner to join us on this iconic Melbourne project.

Responsibilities of the role include:


  • Implement planning strategies and audits / reviews for projects.
  • Ensure project planning activities are conducted in accordance with CYP policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure monitoring and reporting of Project Controls processes are successfully set-up and implemented on projects.
  • Interface with project team, partners, clients, stakeholders, consultants, designers, vendors, subcontractors for management of the planning function in accordance with established procedures
  • Proactively lead a planning and controls culture across the project based on best practice and with a focus on risk management, cost control and SQE.
  • Early identification and communication of issues and opportunities to the Projects team.
  • Identify the need for training in the use of planning and programming systems, project monitoring & controls and the interpretation of data and information generated
  • People interaction: collaboration, consultation and cooperation with project staff in order to coordinate information flow for the performance of the planning and controls functions, including for the performance of subcontractors
  • Financial management: Undertake the implementation of project monitoring systems, particularly focussing on time, cost, resources & quality (project controls & earned value).  Ensure that planning and controls reports generated across project(s) provide maximum cost and time forecasting certainty for project(s).  
  • Support Project Managers in report interpretation, analysis of project performance, forward planning and development of corrective actions to maximise project delivery outcomes
  • Perform all duties in accordance with CYP policies, processes, systems, reporting and procedures 


To be successful in this key role, you must have:


  • Tertiary degree, preferably in one of the following disciplines - Engineering, Construction, Building, Sciences, Architecture or Project Management, or equivalent experience
  • 8 years’ experience in building, MEP, civil or rail within Australia
  • Demonstrated application of the principles of planning.
  • Use of planning software & tools such as Primavera Project Planning, Time Chainage Charts, Program Forensic Analysis, Earned Value and Cash Flow Analysis.


CYP D&C companies are diverse, flexible and inclusive as employers of choice. We engage, enable and empower our people. Inclusion sets all of us up for success.


Consideration for these roles will be given to applicants that are able to demonstrate the relevant background and experience outlined.

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