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Title:  Track Supervisor

Job Number:  8171

Drury, AUK, NZ, 2578

About John Holland


We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 




From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.




While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected, and better to live in.




Are you up for the challenge?


About the role


Due to ongoing growth in New Zealand, we are currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced Track Supervisors to join our team in either Auckland or Wellington to help in the delivery of several iconic projects. We are seeking motivated, talented, and driven Supervisors with experience delivering Rail based projects across New Zealand.


Responsibilities of the role include:


Coordinate the work and performance of multiple teams and subcontractors to achieve outcomes.

Provide and take leadership responsibility in health, safety and environment management.

Contribute to development of work methods and rolling short term construction programs and plan daily/weekly production work.

Build strong internal and external stakeholder management through positive, proactive and professional communication to keep key personnel informed.

Build strong internal and external stakeholder management through positive, proactive and professional communication to keep key personnel informed.

Ensure compliance in commercial and financial management including meeting budgets and identifying cost saving measures.

Read and understand plans, review design documentation, read drawings, and provide constructive review and implementing of final designs

Ensure contractual mechanisms of subcontractors

Identify and mitigate risks prior to works commencing, communicate with and engage relevant stakeholders to control risk and contribute to build a risk management culture.

Select, train and develop leading hands and ensure the observance of safety, other work standards and fair and reasonable application of industrial agreements.

Maintain effective consultation with various workers’ representatives and committees on industrial and safety subjects handling issues as they arise and referring major issues to the Project Manager.

Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems and procedures


To be successful in the role, you must have;


Minimum 2-5 years previous construction experience in a similar role

Substantial Industry experience in Trade and Construction

Technical competency and understanding in the area that supervising

Skill in the review of design documents, ability to understand drawings, provide constructability review and implement final design plans

Leading Hand experience

People and performance management of subcontractors, suppliers, and direct labour.




As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives. Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.




We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.