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Title:  Engineering Coordinator

Job Number:  12103

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

About North Western Program Alliance

North Western Program Alliance (NWPA) consists of three Alliance partners – John Holland, KBR and MTM and the client (LXRP), working together as one team to achieve shared goals. 
NWPA has a proven track record with the successful delivery of six level crossing removal projects, several premium stations and three projects currently in delivery phase. 
We’re proud to make a real difference to the lives of people on our program of works and in the communities in which we operate. Our values are Excellence, Empowerment, Creativity and Care.


We are currently looking for an experienced Engineering Coordinator to join us, based on the Preston project.

About the Role

Whilst you will be initially based on the North Western Program Alliance on the Preston project, this is a long-term career opportunity with John Holland.


As an Engineering Coordinator, you will be required to support the package through management of constructability inputs to design, assessment of scope growth, construction RFI’s and resolution of technical issues. You will contribute to the planning, procurement and development of the design through management of consultants, to ensure alignment with delivery requirements such as scope, staging, program and target budget.

Responsibilities of the role include;

•    Assist in the planning and procurement of design to ensure achievement of project objectives and KPIs.
•    Coordinate the interaction of project members in the design delivery process, including design, construction, planning, estimators and community and stakeholder.  
•    Determine construction methodology and programme in conjunction with delivery team
•    Monitor design documentation progress against the program and elevate key issues to senior management
•    Review design documentation and assist in the stakeholder review and approvals process.
•    Optimize design solutions through design team coordination, value engineering and innovation.  Propose alternative solutions to complex issues 
•    Input to SiD process and temporary works design as required
•    Manage the RFI process and initiate and manage Design Changes where required
•    Arrange and oversee the procurement of various contractors
•    Coordinate or undertake any support activities to ensure contractors are not delayed
•    Carry out monitoring and surveillance to ensure contractors are complying with management plans, designs and specifications
•    Demonstrate financial management skills and commercial acumen in decision making and management of contracts
•    Manage contracts to ensure the delivery of the works does not exceed the target budget
•    Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems, reporting and procedures

To be successful in this role, you will have;

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Building Construction or equivalent
•    More than 5 years’ post graduate engineering experience
•    More than 3 years’ site-based experience
•    Project Engineer or operational experience
•    Advanced commercial acumen including cost reduction and meeting budgets
•    Understanding of Quality Management, Safety Management, Environmental Management and Projects Design Plans
•    Effective time management skills including sequencing of work
•    Strong written, verbal and personal presentation skills
•    You need to be able to meet any requirements which are necessary to safely perform your role (e.g. receiving a COVID-19 vaccination pursuant to a relevant health order or by clients, or as otherwise required)

What you’ll get in return;

•    Join one of Australia’s leading Alliance’s to deliver critical Projects that make a real difference to the lives of people on our program of works and in the communities in which we operate 
•    Work with and learn from leading industry experts to develop and progress your career
•    Deliver innovative, unique and award-winning Projects you’re proud to say “I helped build that”
•    A driven and supportive culture that truly lives the NWPA values Care, Excellence, Creativity and Empowerment
•    Monthly Reward & Recognition Awards to recognise outstanding employee and team achievements
•    Alliance annual ‘A Great Day’ event 
•    Two John Holland Wellness Days, to use spending time doing what you love
•    Access to WHEREFIT, a partnership between John Holland and over 400 gyms and fitness studios, to receive exclusive corporate discounts of up to 50% off
•    John Holland’s flexible working arrangements. Be part of #HowWeFlex
•    Multicultural Leave Exchange, request an existing public holiday is substituted for a religious or culturally significant day important to you
•    To find out the benefits of working for John Holland, visit or learn more about the Level Crossing Removal works, visit

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. For us, a diverse, inclusive and enjoyable culture is the foundation for great work. It’s why we encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities and cultures, and promote a flexible way of working that enables a work-life balance.


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. 

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