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Title:  Overhead Wiring Supervisor

Job Number:  5960

Melbourne, AU

Overhead Wiring Supervisor

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.  

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 or Distribution
- 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


The following would be advantageous;
- Qualifications and training, e.g. Diploma, Building/Construction, Project Management
- Metro Trains Melbourne Traction Wiring Systems Experience
- 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

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. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.