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Title:  Project Planner

Job Number:  6722

Gordonvale, QLD, AU

About the Project

The John Holland, Seymour Whyte and AECOM Joint Venture (HSA) has been successful in securing the contract to deliver the Edmonton to Gordonvale (E2G) Project, south of Cairns.


The Edmonton to Gordonvale project is part of the 15-year Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, a $12.6 billion program of works to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity along the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Cairns. The program is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. The works will deliver a total transport solution and long-term improvements to traffic flow and road safety through reducing congestion, reducing highway travel time and improving road access.

About the Role

E2G project, the HSA JV Group is now recruiting for an experienced Project Planner to join the team and play a key role in the successful delivery of this iconic North Queensland project.

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
  • Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems and procedures
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 experience
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working as a Site Engineer or general experience in undertaking construction projects
  • 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.
HSA is an Equal Opportunity employer

We are committed to providing local job opportunities and encourages local residents to apply. We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across the Project. Women, minority groups and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please follow the links to apply. No agency referred CV will be considered at this time.

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