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Title:  Overhead Wiring Supervisor

Job Number:  2738

Spotswood, AU

Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced Overhead Wiring Supervisor to join our team based in Spotswood. Reporting to the Overhead Wiring Manager, the role will support our Rail Infrastructure Services business as well as John Hollands Major Projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising the Overhead Wiring team in all aspects of Rail Construction as well as liaising with key internal stakeholders. There will be a requirement for nightshift as well as weekend work. Applicants must have strong people skills as well as a minimum of 2 - 5 years experience in a similar role.

Responsibilities of the role will also include;
Coordinate the work and performance of multiple teams & subcontractors to achieve outcomes
Provide and take leadership responsibility in health, safety and environment management
Contribute to development of work methods and rolling short term construction programs and plan daily/weekly production work
Build strong internal and external stakeholder management through positive, proactive and professional communication to keep key personnel informed
Complete progress reporting, and activities, reports for shift handovers and consistent regular reporting to the Superintendent or Project Manager
Ensure compliance of commercial and financial costs including budgets and implications of directions within your authority limits
Read and understand plans, review design documentation, read drawings, and provide constructive review and implementing of final designs
Apply contractual mechanisms of subcontractors
Identify and mitigate risks prior to works commencing, communicate with and engage relevant stakeholders to control risk and contribute to build a risk management culture
Select, train and develop leading hands and ensure the observance of safety, other work standards and fair and reasonable application of industrial agreements
Maintain effective consultation with various workers’ representatives and committees on industrial and safety subjects handling issues as they arise and referring major issues to the Project Manager
Perform all duties in accordance with John Holland policies, processes, systems and procedures


To be successful in this key role, you must have;
Trade Qualification Certificate III in Rail Traction
2-5 years previous construction experience in a similar role.
Substantial Industry experience in Trade and Construction
Technical competency and understanding in the area that supervising
Metro Trains Melbourne Traction Wiring Systems Experience


The following would be advantageous;
Qualifications and training, e.g. Diploma, Building/Construction, Project Management
Year 12 or equivalent.
Skill in review of design documents, ability to understand drawings, provide constructability review and implement design plans.
Leading Hand experience
People and Performance Management of subcontractors, suppliers and direct labour
Yarra Trams overhead wiring experience
Distribution 22kV overhead wiring experience


The role will require a reasonable amount of overtime as well as weekend shut down work and nightshift.

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