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Title:  Senior Planner

Job Number:  9755

Fortitude Valley, QLD, AU, 4006

About the GCLR Stage 3


Gold Coast Light Rail has transformed public transport on the Gold Coast, helping create an integrated network that connects more people to more places in one of Australia's most dynamic and fastest growing cities.


John Holland is GoldlinQ's recommended design and construction contractor for GCLR3, to extend the existing light rail network by 6.7 kms from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads, including eight new light rail stations, two new light rail-bus connections, and intersection upgrades along the alignment.


Jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, and the City of Gold Coast, this city-shaping project will link communities to business centres, shopping, dining, education and medical facilities and cater to the Gold Coast’s expected population growth in the coming decades. 

We're hiring Planners


We are now recruiting for experienced Project Planners with P6 experience to join the Gold Coast Light Rail Project Controls team. Reporting to the Planning and Project Controls Manager your key accountabilities include;


  • Implement planning strategies and reviews for projects.
  • Ensure project planning activities are conducted in accordance with John Holland 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
  • Compile and collate reference and benchmarking data for future planning purposes in accordance with the John Holland Basis of Schedule
  • 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
  • Support the Commercial Manager in monthly cost reporting, forecasting functions, monthly risk reporting and earned value reporting

About you


To be considered you will need to demonstrate the following,


  • An absolute commitment to ‘Safety First’ practises and lead by example
  • Tertiary degree, preferably in one of the following disciplines - Engineering, Construction, Building, Sciences, Architecture or Project Management, or equivalent experienc
  • Use of planning software & tools such as Primavera Project Planning, Earned Value Management and Cash Flow Analysis software
  • Experience in a project controls role
  • Ability to use software such as 4D Modelling, BIM & other digital engineering packages, Schedule Risk Analysis, Program Forensic Analysis, Time Chainage Charts
  • A commitment to excellence and high-performance in a ‘right first time’ environment
  • Understanding of contemporary construction methodology and production delivery utilising Primavera.
  • Appreciation of the importance of ‘One Team’ understanding the importance of partnering with project support teams such as Safety, Quality, Community and Environment.
  • Ability to engage with and communicate at all levels driving positive outcomes
  • Show an appreciation of commercial issues and understanding of representing the project’s best interests always.



We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences, and a strong framework for on-going career development.



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