Title:  Project Engineer

Job Number:  18991

Karratha, WA, AU, 6714

About John Holland:


At John Holland, our purpose is simple – we transform lives with everything we do.  

We’ve always known that infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work every day. 

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

Be part of the team that’s up for the challenge of transforming lives for good.

About the role:


We are currently looking for an experienced Track Engineer to join our Track and Civil team in WA.

This will be a FIFO role from Perth to the Pilbara Region on an 8:6 Roster. 

Responsibilities of the role include:


  • Coordinate and administer construction engineering activities to ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with plans, designs and specifications
  • Ad hoc night shift particularly  when the track machines are running and periodic weekend work as required.
  • Monitor construction progress for adherence to programme, project budgets and report to the Project Manager
  • Mentor and coach direct reports both technically and operationally to support development and effective management of work on site
  • Work within the project team to assist with scoping, procurement, cost estimating, budgeting, and completion of works to meet client objectives
  • Preparation of both short- and longer-term detailed construction staging, plans and performance targets
  • Understand and adhere to the JH & client’s requirements in relation to all Project Plans, OHS requirements, Document Control procedures and QA/ Environment requirements
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative safety, environment, and quality risk assessments to ensure acceptable quality of works and finishes
  • Support project tenders by providing innovative problem solving and technical expertise

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


  • Tertiary qualifications Construction / Engineering Discipline.
  • Working rights in Australia.
  • Demonstrated engineering experience.
  • Previous work in a Rail environment and technical knowledge of track works including turnouts and crossings
  • Site/ Project Engineer and operational experience.

As part of the team, you can help us 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 we understand that different perspectives and ideas are critical to 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


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 generous 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 options.  


Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with super and up to an extra 18 weeks of super paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two extra days to prioritise your 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, plus technical and leadership training and development opportunities.  


Inclusion, diversity and equity is part of how we work. We want everyone at John Holland to feel that they belong – that’s why we’re working hard every day to foster a more inclusive culture, backed by a business-wide inclusion strategy to bring about meaningful change. We’ve also got active employee resource groups that support our commitments including those around gender equality and reconciliation. 


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 or flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly.  

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