Title:  Senior Planner

Job Number:  17645

Fortitude Valley, QLD, AU, 4006

About John Holland


At John Holland, our purpose is simple, we transform lives with everything we do. We’ve always known at its heart infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work.

That’s our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way.

Be part of a team that thrives on rising to the challenge of transforming lives for good.

About the Role


We are currently looking to speak to Senior Planners to are interested in joining our busy QLD/ NT building business unit to be based in our Fortitude Valley office in Brisbane.

As a Senior Planner, you will establish and manage the process of planning, creating detail programmes, and monitoring performance to deliver the best quality projects on time and budget in accordance with John Holland procedures over the full project lifecycle.

Responsibilities of the role include


  • Develop and implement planning strategies and audits/ reviews for major 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 project

  • Highlight any issues that may impact the effective, efficient and professional planning resources and support to the project including implementing standard processes and reports.

  • Interface with project team, partners, clients,stakeholders, consultants, designers, vendors,subcontractors for management of the planning function in accordance with established procedures

  • Provide training and provide guidance to project teams and colleagues in the use of planning and programming systems, project monitoring & controls and the interpretation of data and information


  • Implement project monitoring systems, particularly focussing on time, cost, resources & quality (project controls & earned value). Ensure that planning & controls reports generated across project(s) provide maximum cost and time forecasting certainty for project(s).

  • Advise Project Managers in report interpretation, analysis of project performance, forward planning and development of corrective actions to maximise project delivery outcomes

What we are looking for;


  • Tertiary qualification in engineering, construction management or related subject 
  • Demonstrated experience in planning roles on major projects (ideally building related) 
  • Demonstrated experience of using planning software and tools such as Primevera
  • Experience in planning process and the use of risk management
  • Exposure to providing support to major projects

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 want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

What’s in it for you when you join John Holland?


We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.

We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.

We offer:


Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available.

Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with superannuation and up to an extra 18 weeks of superannuation paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two additional John Holland Days to prioritise health and wellbeing.

Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.

Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, and technical and leadership training and development opportunities.

Inclusion and diversity is part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks.

Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it’s flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly.

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