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Title:  Engineering Manager

Job Number:  9670

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 four 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 Manager to join us.

About the Role

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


As an Engineering Manager, you will provide engineering services to site management and control. You will coordinate the preparation of engineering estimates for submissions of tenders, including recommendation on engineering design aspects.

Responsibilities of the role include;

  • Provide engineering services to site management during the currency of contracts
  • Oversee the preparation of estimates, submission of tenders and recommendations regarding construction techniques, engineering procedures and the utilisation of new technology
  • Ensure effective provision of engineering services to project management during the currency of contracts mainly through directing the efforts of Senior Project Engineers, Project Engineers, Design Engineers and Estimators
  • Examine project modification claims where requested and advise on related engineering matters
  • Coordinate the activities of outside engineering consultants
  • Liaise with clients, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers and planning authorities to ensure satisfactory completion of major structures and construction work
  • Ensure legislative, pre-contract and commercial obligations are met, including compliance with the relevant Building Code
  • Demonstrate people management by assisting with resourcing to ensure projects have the capability to achieve targets, manage and coach engineers and foster a high performance working environment
  • Exhibit outstanding leadership in health, safety, environmental and risk management, compliance and auditing
  • Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems, reporting and procedures

To be successful in this role, you will have;

  • Degree in Engineering, Science, Building Construction or equivalent degree 
  • Diploma or Master’s of Project Management in Engineering Science, Building, Construction or equivalent
  • Management of multidisciplinary projects and project teams
  • Contemporary practices in design and construction methodology 
  • Contractual, legal, commercial, industrial relations and legislative compliance management
  • Advanced financial management including cost reduction and meeting budgets
  • Quantitative and qualitative safety, environment and quality risk management
  • Excellent client relationship and stakeholder management
  • Management of up to $100m projects
  • Experience in Construct Only, Design & Construct, Managing Contract, Alliance, Joint Ventures, Alliances & PPP Contracts types

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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